Our Advantage

1. Our primary objectives are to:

  • Smoothly integrate our expertise in the design and construction process
  • Develop long-term relationships with clients who value excellent service
  • Earn our clients’ trust by consistently striving to exceed expectations
  • Save our clients time, money and headaches

2. We have the right staff:

  • Our principals bring 40 years of experience and passion to every project
  • Half of our engineers have been elected to serve on the board of directors for our local chapters of the Structural Engineers Association of California
  • 50% of our engineers are Registered Structural Engineers and 100% are Registered Professional Engineers in California
  • 100% of our engineers are “Disaster Service Workers” certified by the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) to tag buildings after earthquakes
  • 100% of our engineers have Master’s degrees from top universities in our field

3. We have the right attitude and are committed to making our projects successful by:

  • Providing responsive service
  • Communicating clearly
  • Identifying innovative solutions
  • Developing state-of-the-art designs
  • Delivering thorough, constructible drawings
  • Providing accurate and timely structural engineering information
  • Getting the job done on time
  • Being flexible and staying positive

4. Our process ensures consistent, high-quality results:

  • Our hands-on approach includes thorough reviews of key issues and construction documents

5. We live and work sustainably:

  • We are a Certified Green Business
  • 40% of our staff are LEED® Accredited Professionals and we are members of the USGBC
  • We have operable skylights and windows for natural ventilation and day lighting at our office
  • We utilize photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate our electricity
  • We utilize secure, electronic file management procedures to provide access to files at all times and reduce paper consumption
  • We have completed two LEED Platinum projects (Vasquez Rocks & Burbank Water and Power)
  • We incorporate sustainable design principles in our projects and lives when possible

6. We are Founding Members, Certified Raters and Reviewers for the US Resiliency Council:

  • USRC is a leading organization in the implementation and dissemination of earthquake rating systems for buildings

7. The best indicator of future performance is past performance