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.
Commercial Soft Seismic Retrofit Experts
Soft-story buildings are typically multi-unit wood-frame apartment and condominium buildings with a first story that lacks adequate strength or stiffness to prevent leaning or collapse in an earthquake. These buildings pose a safety risk to tenants and occupants and present a significant financial risk to owners.
After a large earthquake, research shows maintain 150k+ housing units will become uninhabitable in California, most of them because of un-retrofitted soft-story buildings. As a result, many California cities now mandate soft-story retrofits and some provide incentives to property owners to do the soft-story retrofits.
Imagine your Building swaying back and forth on top of glass windows or garage door openings. They cannot resist this earthquake force and the building can collapse unless it has a soft story seismic retrofit. Design Everest’s engineers can help you bring your building up to code by preparing cost-effective engineering plans and solutions required to make your soft-story building code-compliant and safer for an earthquake.
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 Soft Seismic Retrofit 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
I reached out to Design Everest while looking for a residential structural engineering inspection in what happened to be a very short time window. Although I did not end up needing the inspection in the end, the agent who worked with me (Brittany) displayed the utmost professionalism and responsiveness in communicating between me and the potential inspector on the requirements of my request and timing, including communication after business hours to get everything lined up. This interaction gave me confidence that Design Everest is a well-run organization. As a result, I would definitely look to Design Everest for a structural engineering inspection project in the future.