A Design Everest Structural Engineer can offer a range of services that you may require for your existing building, or for your new construction project.The City of Berkeley adopted the 2019 edition of the California Building, Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Plumbing & Green Building Standard Codes, which are effective January 1, 2020.The Building and Safety Division at the city of Berkeley reviews plans, issues permits and provides inspections for construction projects in conformance with applicable codes. Building and Safety also works to ensure the safety of Berkeley's rental housing stock and manages programs to mitigate seismic risk in existing buildings.
For a Residential or Commercial building, you may often find yourself in need of a consultation for the following;
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If you have Residential Property in California, you may be looking for,
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Whatever your consultation needs may be, our Berkeley, California Certified Structural Engineers are ready to help execute your vision, and fulfill your objectives to your contentment and beyond! Your satisfaction is our utmost priority, and we have the knowledge, skill, experience, and determination to complete your project successfully in a quick turnaround time!
To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and structural engineering drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real-time
We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the city of California to obtain the required permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved.
for Residential and Commercial Building
Small or large projects, Design Everest structural engineers can help you with the required structural inspection. Our California licensed and experienced Berkeley, Structural Engineer Inspection team can inspect multiple elements like framing, shear walls, load bearing walls, and building envelope. Our team also comprises foundation inspection structural engineers to inspect any cracks or damage to the building foundation. After the inspection, we issue a comprehensive structural engineer inspection report or a letter. We can also provide you with the necessary engineering to strengthen your building as an optional service. Our Structural Engineers in Berkeley are proficient in the Building Inspection requirements.For more information visit
for Residential and Commercial Building in Berkeley
Is your building prone to earthquakes? Our expert structural engineer retrofit team in California can do the necessary evaluations and engineering for a seismic retrofit or a soft story retrofit. A retrofit essentially entails the addition of structural enhancements that will help protect your building from the effects of earthquakes. Our Structural Engineers in Berkeley, California are well-versed with the Mandatory Soft Story retrofit program Requirements. With the rising risk of Earthquakes in California, it is good to be proactive in order to protect oneself.For more information visit
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One of the most common kinds of home interior remodels and commercial tenant improvements require removing one or more load-bearing walls to create a more open space. While it is no small task to take down a load bearing wall, it provides your space with a more open layout and makes it feel bigger and freer inside.
While sometimes a load bearing wall can be identified based on its location, it often takes a certified structural engineer to determine if the wall is load bearing or not and if it is, how to safely remove it while still keeping your building structurally safe and sound in the event of an earthquake. Our Berkeley, California structural engineers can make the determination from either an onsite inspection or by looking at your building’s original blueprints that may be on record with your city’s building department. The accidental demolition of a load bearing wall without consulting a licensed structural engineer can cause a lot of damage to both life and property. California has codes unique to our community and may have specific requirements beyond the State Code.For more information visit
In time the needs of your family may grow or change, and you may now be looking to upgrade your home in Berkeley, California. Or perhaps you’re planning to make an investment to increase your property value. Any reason, you may be compelled to rethink how to best utilize your available space!
Depending on the nature of your intended use, a home remodel, or a home addition by increasing the number of storeys, or a house extension by spreading your living space into the available land in your property by building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) could be the right solution. Check out the ADU Law for Berkeley, California.Or the perfect solution could even be a combination of remodeling, addition and/or a home extension! Our experienced home addition & home remodel structural engineer in California can help you achieve your objective in the most efficient way.For more information visit
Looking for structural engineers in Berkeley for your new custom home? Our cross-functional structural engineering team of experts can guide you through the entire process – from developing the plans to getting all the permits in Berkeley according to Berkeley code and requirements and identifying a contractor in Berkeley to the administration of construction activity. We pride ourselves in successfully delivering hundreds of new custom home projects (including fire rebuild) to our customers in Berkeley, California.
When you need a plan for remodeling or an addition to a commercial establishment to maximize your business’s opportunities for growth, Design Everest’s experienced San Francisco commercial structural engineers and designers can help you find the most cost effective solution. Our structural engineer tenant improvement team has rich experience in different types of tenant improvement projects for retail stores, office spaces, warehouses, and getting the change of use permit in California. We offer services to suit any business, from a large company to a small retailer. Our Tenant Improvement services range from office partitions to the installation of walls and other items that may be required to customize your space.
What would drive your ground-up commercial project to success? Whether you’re planning a new office building, hotel, healthcare facilities, retail space, or any other commercial facility like a multifamily unit or a condo, high-quality structural engineering & design is most vital. At Design Everest, our team of structural engineers uses 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 San Francisco code-compliant, sustainable, and planned around your business.For more information visit
Ground-up 5-story Holiday Inn Express Hotel;
(Owner: Hiten Suraj, Architect: Eric Jacobsen)
Design Everest's list of projects, services, and clients highlight the breadth of 14+ years of experience on projects of all sizes. Our structural engineers Berkeley are committed to providing solutions that fulfill the aspirations of our clients. Clients repeatedly come back to us for our high quality structural engineering design services renowned for analytical creativity and cost-effective solutions.
We are a true one-stop engineering solution in Berkeley, California with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing Commercial and Residential Structural Engineering Services as listed above. Our experienced Structural Engineers design efficient buildings and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs, etc.
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?
Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means our structural engineers in California can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.
My remodel permit with Cupertino city was stuck for almost an year with 4 engineering comments from the city. It was going nowhere till Amar and Aakash agreed to take up my project and take care of all structural comments with the city. They prepared a detailed response in a short time and the project was approved by the city immediately. I had great experience working with both Amar and Aakash and I would highly recommend them.
We used Design Everest for structural plans to remove two load bearing walls for our home renovation. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. We had the pleasure of working with Jessica, Zaira, and Matt. They went above and beyond to help us coordinate the permit package in a quick turnaround time. They were extremely friendly, promptly returned calls or emails (even on their days off on occasion), and flexible to our requests for changes. The whole team was professional and the cost and turnaround time was very fair compared to some of the other quotes we received. We had our permit finalized last week without one change required from the city! I would most definitely use Design Everest for any future work as well as recommend them if given the chance.
Design Everest created architectural and structural plans for the ADU I'm building in Walnut Creek. Regardless of the slow and long approval process, dictated by the county building department, Jessica stayed on top of her game every time, delivering the changes as requested and providing all the necessary detail. I am very happy with the service and would recommend the firm to anyone starting from scratch, whether you are an owner-builder or a professional contractor.