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We pride ourselves on our quick responses to contractors’ requests for information (RFIs), substitution requests, and submittal reviews. We schedule structural observation visits promptly to meet the code requirements.
We have experience working on a wide variety of residential projects throughout California. Our design professionals have 10 to 35 years of experience and the technical expertise to understand your contractor’s needs.
Our standard response time is 3-5 business days from the receipt of all information required to address the contractor’s concern. By avoiding potential construction delays or possible rework from an improper interpretation of the plans, you ultimately save money and ensure your project is constructed in time.
We provide Construction Administration services to ensure your construction goes according to the structural plans.
To make this process streamlined and efficient we have developed a dedicated channel wherein you can easily submit your queries by using any of the website forms on this page to get quick engineering support during the construction phase.
Construction Administration during the construction phase is essential in avoiding a rework due to a contractor’s misinterpretations of your design plan. It prevents possible construction delays and unnecessary expenses.
We provide quick responses to the following Construction Administration queries to ensure your project stays on track:
Structural observation refers to the visual observation of the structural system to check for general conformance to the approved plans and specifications. This visual check occurs at key construction milestones and at the completion of the structural system. These observations are separate from city inspections (done by city inspectors) and any special inspections (done by engineers, certified inspectors or deputy inspectors for certain types of construction projects). A Structural Observation visit at required at least 2 business days in advance.
Many times, the contractor requests additional information or a revision to the plan based on unexpected conditions during construction. Unexpected conditions require a quick feedback from engineers. Our quick responses ensures minimal construction delays.
Sometimes the plans call for a certain type of connector, beam, or other material, but the contractor requests a substitute. Our team can quickly get a response from the engineer on the matter. (Please note that there is a limit of one substitution request for each item in the project.)
We can review and approve third party shop drawings such as steel or truss drawings. Your Engineer of Record needs to review and approve these drawings for consistency with the project.
We worked with Aakash for our remodeling and addition project. He was super responsive and the price was very competitive. We had a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end. The entire team was very responsive and fast responding, helping and making the changes the city requested. I will absolutely use their service again for my next project!
Design Everest is OPEN! We work remotely and are fully committed to taking on and delivering projects.
Design Everest’s remote working model can safely take-up and deliver your projects within the current government guidelines on COVID-19 (a.k.a Coronavirus). This applies to many of our project scopes, including architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction administration across California.
Design Everest is set up to remotely leverage digital platforms (virtual meetings, calls, emails etc.) in client-facing and internal operations. Over the years, we have advanced this ability to the extent that we can continue supporting new and existing clients across many of our projects. Even projects that need an on-site visit can be fulfilled safely via video calls or in-person visits, where permitted.
Note that the present government guidelines permit the delivery of essential services, including those related to construction.
YES, Design Everest's remote working model enables us to work safely with all clients, suppliers, industry partners, and internal staff as per government guidelines.
Design Everest can still support many of our types of projects (new or ongoing) safely. For example, new custom homes, accessory dwelling units, civil plans etc. We are committed to delivering these remotely and safely as per the current government guidelines. In case of any external dependency that is unavoidable/unavailable, your assigned Custom Success Manager or Project Manager will keep you posted on it and try their best to keep your plans in-progress.
YES, our remote working model enables us to be fully committed to ongoing projects. In case of any external dependency that is unavoidable, unavailable or unsafe, your assigned Custom Success Manager or Project Manager will keep you updated and try their best to keep your plans in-progress. If an on-site visit is not feasible via a video call, we will try our best to fulfill the visit safely, where permitted.
Some of our clients are already going ahead with their projects with us via video calls or virtual meetings. Your assigned Customer Success Manager or Project Manager is happy to help you with this, where needed.
There are multiple reasons for this. It's typical to plan the construction step in the summer. So, clients get started on the pre-construction steps (architecture, engineering, and construction admin) in winter or spring to stick to planned timelines.
Projects such as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Additions/Remodels enable clients to rent/resale and generate revenue. Meanwhile, many clients are concerned about protecting their families and businesses against earthquakes by retrofitting their homes and buildings. These are just a few of the various reasons why it’s still reasonable for clients to stick to their construction plans.
Feel free to phone us at (888) 311-3015 Alternatively, you may contact your assigned Custom Success Manager or Project Manager directly via phone, email or virtual meetings.
To summarize, Design Everest is OPEN and able to serve new and existing clients, affiliates, suppliers, and industry partners.
Stay safe and rest assured that Design Everest can help you go ahead with your plans as per the recommended safety guidelines!