How it works
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    Free Quotation

    To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.

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    Quick Turnaround

    Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and drawings for your project. We have a quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real time.

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    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.

Do business in a place that fits your needs

What would drive your ground-up commercial project to success? An affordable building that works your way? Smooth construction? A quick permit turnaround?

Whether you’re planning a new office building, hotel, healthcare facility, retail space, or any other commercial facility, quality design is the vital first step.

At Design Everest, we use a collaborative approach to shape your vision. We work closely with you, the architect, the contractor, and your city’s building department to prepare a design that’s code-compliant, sustainable, and planned around your business.

Architectural Design

First, we connect you with a trusted architect who will design an efficient building that’s tailored to your enterprise. The architect will issue an Architectural Permit Set. The Architectural inputs are required to start civil and structural planning.

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Civil Design

A ground-up project entails starting from scratch, and we must prepare your site before construction starts.

This task is demanding and full of unknowns. Builders are often stunned with the costs of managing surprises unearthed from their site. Our seasoned engineers will draw on their years of experience to assess site conditions, and draft efficient plans for grading, drainage, and utilities.

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Structural Design

Our vast experience helps us innovate when working with challenging features. We will plan a structure to interface with the design you chose, regardless of its complexity.

To guarantee seamless integration between structural and architectural elements, our engineers will collaborate with your architect to optimize plans and calculations.

What’s more, you can depend on us to find you money-saving compromises. Affordability is an important factor, and we know how to attain efficiencies in structural design.

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Permits and Approvals

Time is money, and you shouldn’t wait endlessly to break ground on your project. Unfortunately, approvals and permitting can stall commercial developments for months or even years.

So, how can we streamline your permitting process?

We reduce the number of revision cycles your project undergoes by furnishing a code-compliant, detailed set of drawings.

After submission, our engineers review and respond to building officials’ feedback, and correct the design as required. To help your vision survive the building department’s scrutiny, we collaborate with the architect to update the plans.

In addition, our team will ensure that your design complies with state energy efficiency guidelines, and assist you with the Title 24 Energy Permit.

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Construction Administration

We believe you should stay in control of the project without having to manage it. To this end, we will keep you up to date on what’s important, and take your mind off the rest.

Once construction starts, steady updates on your budget, schedule, and any issues that arise will come in handy. You’ll also want to know how the project is moving forward, and if your builder is doing quality work. Yet, you shouldn’t manage every little thing.

Our team can refer you to a reputable contractor partner. We will manage Requests for Information (RFIs), review submittals and substitution requests, and perform structural observations as construction progresses.

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Let Your Building Work For You

You can count on our expert engineering and construction administration services to help you build your vision. Our team has served clients like you for over 14 years.

We serve all types of commercial projects:
  • Office Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Resorts
  • Private Schools
  • Retail Space
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness Centers
  • Religious Worship Buildings
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Hotels
  • Spas
  • Car Showroom
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 Ground-up Commercial 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

    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.

Start your project with us today!
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