To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver structural calculations package 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.
From structural support for completing your home remodel to your residential addition project, the engineers at Design Everest have the technical expertise to complete the structural engineering while incorporating value engineering solutions in order to help you save you on construction costs.
The Structural Engineer assigned to your project will prepare a structural calculations package that can be submitted to the building department. This includes determination of the gravity and lateral forces (e.g. earthquake, wind) in accordance with the current California Building Code and the structural analysis applicable to your residential project.
Structural Support for your Architect
For smaller design projects to remodel your existing house or for simple residential additions, your Architect may be comfortable preparing the design documents, including the drawings for the structural elements and connections, but may require the support of a Structural Engineer to develop the structural calculation package. The engineers at Design Everest will adapt to the workflow your Architect desires, and based on a structural analysis can provide relevant markups of structural detail drawings that your Architect can include in the design plans. This process may end up saving you on some of the upfront costs during design.
Structural Calculations for Standard Floor Plans by your Contractor
Some contractors may recommend that you use standard, ‘off-the-shelf’, or pre-engineered floor plans in order to keep the cost per square foot for your residential project low. If you’d like to customize these floor plans and the architectural features you desire require a structural system that goes beyond the conventional lightframe wood construction requirements in Title 24, our Structural Engineers can create a structural calculations package to support the changes to the standard plans in order to avoid a delay when your contractor submits the standard plans with modifications at the building department.
Support for your own Structural Drawings
If you have a background in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry and would rather prepare your own design documents to save on the cost of architectural and engineering design, the engineers at Design Everest can help by developing a structural calculation book to support your work. The State of California allows unlicensed individuals to prepare designs for select types of buildings that meet certain predefined criteria. If your residential project fits these characteristics and you feel confident in your ability to draft up your own design plans, the Design Everest engineering team can back you up with a structural calculations package.
Anchorage Support for Manufactured Building Components
If the scope of work for your residential project is relatively straightforward, your Architect or Contractor may be able to handle most of the design documents for you; however, if your project incorporates manufactured building components such as rooftop HVAC units, solar panels, or other heavy mechanical and electrical equipment, an engineer may be required to perform anchorage structural calculations and to design a positive attachment to the building’s structure. The engineers at Design Everest are always ready to support your project and complete the structural calculations package as quickly as possible so you can obtain the permit and begin the construction.
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 structural calculations. Our experienced engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that you pay less for construction materials and labor costs.
Responsiveness and quick turnaround
Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks — not months.
Ability to take on a project anytime
Our proprietary data system ‘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.
I had a great experience with the Design Everest team. Their prices were competitive and they were extremely accommodating in helping me develop a structural plan that my contractors could build to in a cost effective manner. Additionally, they were very accommodating in ensuring the city had all the information they needed for the permitting process... Chris even sent the structural calculations for the city on his day off before xmas to ensure we were able to submit on time. I'd highly recommend these guys and use them again.
-Rishi J. Menlo Park, CA
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.