A structural engineer is a licensed engineering professional who performs evaluation and design services for structures. As a specialist in the foundation, roofing, and all things pertaining to building structures, a structural engineer can provide an array of services to a homeowner. Structural engineers have extensive training for dealing with load-bearing structural supports and can provide great knowledge when it comes to building and designing.
When it comes to designing a home or constructing additions to a property, engineers must design structural systems within the regulations defined in California’s building code. Evaluating the best structural design for a building is a significant task, and hiring a specialist to create a structural design will ensure a sturdy and economically optimal design that will not cause you troubles later on.
Before constructing additions, or altering the layout of a home, an engineer will be able to review the designs to make sure that construction of the new addition will satisfy all building codes. Hiring a structural engineer will ensure that any new construction will not affect the integrity of the original structure.
Changing the layout of a home can significantly alter the integrity of the structure as well. Serious damage can be caused simply by removing a wall if the wall is load-bearing. A structural engineer can identify which walls bear a house’s weight, and which are safe to remove. A structural engineer can also determine how many renovations or alterations would affect the integrity of the home’s structure.
If repairing damage to a property’s structure or foundation, it would be a safe bet to call a structural engineer before hiring a contractor to fix the repairs. A structural engineer will be able to identify and analyze the problem and will provide recommendations for how to properly repair the damage.
Structural engineers are able to provide an extensive list of services when it comes to residential design, inspection, and construction. Whether constructing additions, altering the layout of your property, or fixing structural damages, hiring a structural engineer to review your house and plans before construction will allow you to feel confident in the integrity of your home.
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Design Everest is OPEN! We work remotely and are fully committed to taking on and delivering projects.
Design Everest’s remote working model can safely take-up and deliver your projects within the current government guidelines on COVID-19 (a.k.a Coronavirus). This applies to many of our project scopes, including architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction administration across California.
Design Everest is set up to remotely leverage digital platforms (virtual meetings, calls, emails etc.) in client-facing and internal operations. Over the years, we have advanced this ability to the extent that we can continue supporting new and existing clients across many of our projects. Even projects that need an on-site visit can be fulfilled safely via video calls or in-person visits, where permitted.
Note that the present government guidelines permit the delivery of essential services, including those related to construction.
YES, Design Everest's remote working model enables us to work safely with all clients, suppliers, industry partners, and internal staff as per government guidelines.
Design Everest can still support many of our types of projects (new or ongoing) safely. For example, new custom homes, accessory dwelling units, civil plans etc. We are committed to delivering these remotely and safely as per the current government guidelines. In case of any external dependency that is unavoidable/unavailable, your assigned Custom Success Manager or Project Manager will keep you posted on it and try their best to keep your plans in-progress.
YES, our remote working model enables us to be fully committed to ongoing projects. In case of any external dependency that is unavoidable, unavailable or unsafe, your assigned Custom Success Manager or Project Manager will keep you updated and try their best to keep your plans in-progress. If an on-site visit is not feasible via a video call, we will try our best to fulfill the visit safely, where permitted.
Some of our clients are already going ahead with their projects with us via video calls or virtual meetings. Your assigned Customer Success Manager or Project Manager is happy to help you with this, where needed.
There are multiple reasons for this. It's typical to plan the construction step in the summer. So, clients get started on the pre-construction steps (architecture, engineering, and construction admin) in winter or spring to stick to planned timelines.
Projects such as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Additions/Remodels enable clients to rent/resale and generate revenue. Meanwhile, many clients are concerned about protecting their families and businesses against earthquakes by retrofitting their homes and buildings. These are just a few of the various reasons why it’s still reasonable for clients to stick to their construction plans.
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To summarize, Design Everest is OPEN and able to serve new and existing clients, affiliates, suppliers, and industry partners.
Stay safe and rest assured that Design Everest can help you go ahead with your plans as per the recommended safety guidelines!