To start, a Design Everest consultant schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real time.
Easy Permit Process
We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the city to obtain the required permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable contractors in your area, so you can get started with your project right away.
Civil Engineering services in California
Our California Licensed Civil Engineers have vast experience delivering services to cater to Commercial projects. Design Everest can help you with all the necessary engineering and paperwork to obtain required permits for land development before construction in quick turnaround time.
Site Grading Plans and Earthwork Estimates
We offer expert site grading and civil earthworks engineering services to ensure your site meets the required California Code. Properly designed grading plans can save on overall material movement resulting in significant cost and schedule savings. We also offer cut and fill estimates to Architects and General Contractors for residential and commercial projects.
A retaining wall is a structure that is designed to uphold the soil behind it. Several factors must be considered to build the proper retaining walls for your property. For example, any commercial property owner will need to determine the properties of the soil, the elevation, and slope of the ground, and what the height of the wall needs to be. These factors will determine what type of wall will be needed, and how it should be designed. A variety of wall types, such as poured concrete walls, concrete or masonry block walls, sheet pile walls, and others can then be designed and built to achieve the desired outcome. Our Licensed and Qualified retaining walls Civil Engineers will help in designing and engineering of high quality retaining walls for your property. We also determine whether your retaining wall needs the building permit or not. If a Building permit is necessary for the retaining wall we will help you during the process of getting a building permit. Retaining walls require a permit when the retaining wall retains earth, and is over 4 feet in height, (Measured from the bottom of the footing), as defined in the 2010 California Building Code Sect. 105.2(4)
Drainage and Sewer Plans
Our engineers with extensive experience in complex drainage projects deliver hydrologic and hydraulic design calculation and drainage plans for various projects. We optimize drainage system and ensure compliance with the applicable codes and standards. We also design and provide plans for the sanitary sewer system and underground stormwater sewer systems.
Stormwater Design (with LID)
Stormwater Design involves channeling the surface stormwater to different drainage systems. We deliver efficient stormwater management plans for residential and commercial lands. Low-impact development (LID) is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. LID employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features, minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treats stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. It minimizes the stormwater draining to the municipal waterways.
Our strong engineering team at Design Everest conducts surface water hydrology studies, including but not limited to catchment analysis, rainfall analysis, runoff assessment, watercourse analysis and drainage impact assessment for commercial projects throughout California.
Erosion and sediment control is a big part of the proper design of a site to maintain functionality and environmental responsibility. Site-specific techniques are adapted to impart soil stability in delicate areas caused due to slope failure, grading operations or for stabilizing a water body bank.
Commercial land or Industrial land may require to be subdivided into smaller plots that are easier to sell or develop. We provide subdivision plan services in California at competitive pricing and ensure it’s timely delivery. All our subdivision plots are executed by our licensed surveyors and meet the survey plot recording requirements. A complete package of subdivision plans will contain other information in addition to the plot. A site plan package can include information relative to roads, lighting, landscaping, natural features, access, soil erosion control, and stormwater management.
Septic Tank Design
All the wastewater which flows into the drain of a house gets collected in septic tanks. They are the underground, onsite, small-scale sewage treatment setups that collect sewage. A septic tank contains two main two major components a septic tank and the absorption field. The wastewater flows into the septic tank which gets treated by the bacterial action and then the effluent wastewater after the primary treatment gets sent to the absorption field. A civil engineer can examine the lay of the land and perform various soil tests to establish the best area to construct the septic system. The septic tank design must meet the relevant zone and code requirements.
Why choose Design Everest?
Highly experienced & value engineering
We are a true one-stop engineering shop with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing Commercial Civil Engineering Services as listed above. Our experienced engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs etc.
Responsiveness and quick turnaround
Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?
Ability to take on a project anytime
Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means we can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.
Our company, City Construction, has had nothing but positive experiences.
I have had the pleasure to work one on one with Design Everest. Our company, City Construction, has had nothing but positive experiences with their entire team thus far. Whenever time is of the essence, they continuously meet our needs every single time and are very helpful when we have questions throughout the process. I wouldn't hesitate to refer them to any of my clients, friends or family.
- MARY S. OAKLAND
We recently used Design Everest for a complicated new 3 story building in a commercial district of San Francisco. Great value for a complex building.
- Carol s. San Francisco, CA
Great communication through the process. I would use them again.
- Christine P
We have used Design Everest on two projects now. One in Soquel and one in Capitola. We have enjoyed working with them, and they have a very fast turn around time. We will continue to work with Design Everest on our future projects.