Our company currently has a full time staff of over 18, including partners, engineers, draftsmen and administrative personnel. All are widely experienced in the development of large projects. One thing that sets us apart is that each project is led by one of the partners, who is in close contact with the client, always available, anticipating needs and ready to solve problems quickly and effectively.


Ing. Ronald Steinvorth Sauter

Widely considered to be on of the best qualified professionals in structural and seismic engineering, Ronald graduated in civil engineering from the University of Costa Rica, and holds a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford, California. He has also completed post-graduate studies in Composite Materials Technology at the Free University of Brussels. He is recognized by Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA)–the Costa Rican Federated College of Engineers and Architects) as a specialist in Structures with Emphasis on Buildings.

Ronald has more than 50 years of experience in the field of structural engineering and is a founding partner of IECA INTERNACIONAL.  He has served as General Director of all projects undertaken by the firm, among them Torres Paseo Colón, Hotel Four Seasons Papagayo, Hotel Marriott Los Sueños, Torres del Parque, en Costa Rica y en el proyecto MMG Residences, en Costa del Este, Panamá.

Ronald Steinvorth’s work has been recognized through several professional  awards, including the “Premio ORDECCCAC 2003”, from the Organization of the Chambers of Construction of  Central America and the Caribbean; the “Reconocimiento de la Cámara de Consultores en Arquitectura e Ingeniería 2011”, from the Chamber of Architectural and Enginieering Consultants; “Presea CCC 2014”, the highest honour bestowed by the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction; and in July 2018 he was recognised as “Ingeniero Civil Distinguido” (Distinguished Civil Engineer) on the 115th anniversary of the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica

Ronald is an active member of several professional organizations, including CFIA, ASCE, ACI, EERI and CTBUH


Ing. Ronald Steinvorth Berrocal

Ronald has more than 24 years of experience in the field of structural and seimic engineering being one of the founding partners of IECA INTERNACIONAL. He also has led the design and/or the inspection (being the resposible structural engineer) of more than 1.000.000m2 including projects like: INA Cerro Mocho, CCSS Health Building of Santa Bárbara, CCSS Health Building of Liberia, CCSS Health Building of Naranjo, Hacienda Barvak, Oficentro 27 (postensioned), Paseo Colón Towers, Vistas del Parque, Torres del Parque, Roble Sabana Tower, Robledal Tower, Los Yoses Towers, Los Yoses LY, Faculty of Odontolgy of the University of Costa Rica, La Uruca Towers, Heredia Towers, Office Complex La Virgen II, 6-30 Towers, Park Inn Hotel, Paradisus Residencial Buildings, Eurocenter IV y V, Solaris Agua Residential Tower, Solaris Fuego Residential Tower, Solaris Conchal Residential Towers (postensioned), Santa Ana Country Club, new building for Ulacit University, ODM Buiding (Maximum deconcentration offices of the Costa Rica Central Bank), Castro Carazo University (postensioned), Qalma Condominium, many of the buildings and residentials of Concasa complex, among many others.

He is an active member of CFIA and the College of Civil Engineers of Costa Rica, as well as The Costa Rican Association of Structural and Seismic Engineers. He is also an accredited as Level 2 Inspector of the Post-Tensioning Institute. He was chosen as one of the expositors at the 5th International Workshop ¨Structural Concrete in the Americas¨, where he presented the case study for Torres del Parque, the first building in Costa Rica designed and built using cast-in-place high resistance concrete.



Ing. Alfonso Bravo H. (Jefe del departamento de Ingeniería)

Ing. Allan Leal C.

Ing. José Luis de Briones

Ing. Rodolfo Arguello O.

Ing. Angélica Carballo


Alexandro Ruiz
Carolina Alvarado
Allan Villalobos
Andrea Acuña
Eduardo Torres
Sergio Avilés
Jonathan Sanchez
Valerie Quesada
Axel Ramírez
Esteban Cordero


Being members of nationally and internationally recognized professional organizations has enabled us to create an important network of contacts. This in turn allows us to have access to the most up-to-date information in the field of structural engineering and everything related to construction. To this end we are active participants in the following organizations::

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) www.ctbuh.org (Representatives for Costa Rica)

US Green Building Council (USGBC) www.newusgbc.org

American Concrete Institute www.concrete.org

Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA) www.cfia.or.cr

Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción (CCC) –Costa Rica Chamber of Construction www.construcción.co.cr

Cámara de Consultores en Arquitectura e Ingeniería (CCAI) — Chamber of Architecture and Engineering Consultants www.ccai.cr

Asociación Costarricense de Ingeniería Estructural y Sísmica (ACIES)– Costa Rican Association of Structural and Seismic Engineering. www.aciescr.com