Front ViewInnoDez specializes in providing structural engineering services and obtaining the necessary permits for a range of residential and commercial buildings.
Our Structural Engineering services include Ground-up Commercial, Tenant Improvement, Custom Homes, Multi-family buildings, Remodels, Additions, Seismic Retrofit, Load Bearing Wall Removal, Structural Evaluation and more.

Our structural engineers inspect the building for structural stability and their physical integrity, which dictates where certain equipment can be placed or where underground plumbing systems can be routed. We rethink structures to make them more responsive to evolving demands – whether for tall buildings or for distinctive designs such as one of the largest timber structures ever built.

We add value to our projects by listening carefully to our clients in order to ensure that we align with their objectives and the needs of building occupants, in addition to delivering structures that are safe, sustainable and cost-effective. From the earliest design stages, we plan for the various uses of a project through its whole life-cycle, focusing on efficiency and economy. We seek to deliver flexible solutions able to adapt to future needs, while optimizing the building structure to maximize property value.

The buildings we engineer perform well throughout their lifetime and make a positive contribution to the environment and society.

Our knowledge of a wide range of structure types and construction materials always provides our clients with cost-effective and high-quality structural solutions.

 

We provide technical quality for any type of building. Our talented and experienced engineers are equipped with the most advanced design tools and constantly explore new ways to design using innovative materials and advanced methods of construction.

 

Adding the Highest Value

We add value to our projects by listening carefully to our clients in order to ensure that we align with their ideas and the needs of building owners, in addition to delivering structures that are safe, sustainable and affordable. From the earliest design stages, we plan for the diverse uses of a project through its whole life cycle, focusing on efficiency and economy. We pursue to deliver flexible solutions able to adapt to future needs, while optimizing the building structure to maximize property value.

 

Sustainable Structures

Sustainability of buildings are becoming more and more important to our clients by allowing them to deliver properties that are attractive to tenants and allow the flexibility to extend the useful life of a building for maximum return on investment. Our comprehensive approach takes into consideration the whole life-cycle of the building, from the earliest design stages through construction and operation to demolition.

 

Our Core Structural Engineering Services

Structural EngineeringOur core structural services include:

  1. Structural design
  2. Engineering for high wind and seismic environments
  3. Peer review and value engineering
  4. Forensic engineering and structural investigations
  5. Building remodeling
  6. Blast resistant design
  7. Construction inspection
  8. 3D visualization
  9. Building information modeling (BIM)
  10. Steel detailing

 

Structural Engineering Services for Residential Projects

  • Apartment Architectural DesignEngineering plans for custom home remodeling
  • Deck and patio addition blueprints
  • Second or third story addition floor plans
  • Kitchen remodel designs
  • Sunroom additions for natural sunlight and extra space
  • Extra room addition designs
  • Remodeling or addition special permits
  • Earthquake retrofitting, or seismic retrofitting
  • Load bearing wall removal
  • Foundation engineering

We support homeowners with structural engineering plans and calculations to bring their homes up to city building codes for any planned repairs and renovations or ground up builds.

A seismic retrofit is a serious part of structural improvements that will keep a building and its residents secure from the effects of earthquake.

 

Load Bearing Wall Removal

Load Bearing Wall RemovalOne of the most common types of buildings’ interior remodels is removing one or more load bearing walls to make a more open space.

The accidental demolition of a load-bearing wall without consulting a licensed structural engineer can cause a lot of damage. Structural engineering is the solution. A structural engineer can determine from either an onsite evaluation or by looking at your home’s original blueprints that may be on record with your city’s building department.

Our expert structural engineers are here to help you with the necessary engineering plans that maintain stability throughout all phases of a project.

 

 

Foundation EngineeringFoundation Engineering

Regardless of where your building is or how new or old it is, solid foundation is one of the most important components of its strength and sustainability. The foundation is what your building stands on and any foundation can be vulnerable to cracks and damages due to a variety of reasons including wear and tear and deficient soil conditions.

Our structural engineers evaluate foundations and prepare engineering plans to repair and strengthen them economically.

What is the importance of the foundation?

  • Transfer the weight of the building to the soil
  • Anchor your building against wind and earthquake forces
  • Protect your building against deficient soil conditions
  • Protect your building against ground moistness

 

 

Tenant Improvement StructureTenant Improvement

When you need a plan for remodeling or adding to a commercial establishment to maximize your business’s opportunities for growth, our design and engineering team will turn to. Our licensed team of engineers and draftsmen have rich experience in different types of tenant improvement projects for retail stores, office spaces, warehouses etc. We offer services to suit any business, from a large company to a small retailer. Our Tenant Improvement services range from office partitions, installation of walls, floor coverings and other items which are required to customize your space.

 

 

Seismic Retrofit EngineeringSeismic Retrofit Engineering

 

A seismic retrofit consists of some structural improvements on a building that will help protect it and its residents from the effects of earthquake activity that occurs suddenly or over time.

Earthquake retrofitting involves reinforcing of a building so that it is less likely to be damaged during an earthquake.

We can help you bring your building up to code, keeping families, employees, and customers safe when a natural disaster occurs.

 

Permits and Approvals

Obtaining build permits is one of most challenging phases in design and engineering of a project. This process sometimes delays your aimed development to months or even years. Our engineers can streamline the permitting process for you. We reduce the number of revision cycles your project experiences by delivering a code-compliant, detailed set of drawings.

After submission of full drawings to the city, our engineers review and respond to building department officials’ feedback, and correct the design as required. To help your vision survive the building department’s inquiry, our architect and engineers work together to update the plans.

Additionally, we will ensure that your design complies with state energy efficiency guidelines and assist you with the Title 24 Permit.

 

 

Structural Engineering Design Process

The structural design process involves analyzing design drawings, checking code requirements, and designing the structural elements and components that will come together during the construction phase. The first part is acquiring the site information and specifications to set up parameters for the design. The next part is studying the structural engineering principles, design codes, and specifications for the type of structure to be built.

Using this information, analysis of the structure can be conducted through a commercial software, although hand calculations are still important to refine and calibrate digital models. The bending moment diagrams, shear force, normal stress, shear stress, deflections and other required performance characteristics of the structure are obtained from this model and design of the elements can begin. This entails determining the materials to be used, the shapes and sizes of the elements, and other required design aspects and criteria. The process described above could be applied to any building or project.

 STEP 1 – Analyzing

Analyzing the architectural drawings

In this phase, our structural engineers work on the architectural plans, they start by analyzing the issued plans carefully and look for possible issues that may affect the structural integrity of the building.

STEP 2 – Checking

Checking code requirements

We make sure that everything is following the local code standards to prevent difficulties with the building department approval. All structural components are to be designed in accordance with all applicable codes set out by the building officials.

STEP 3 – Collecting

Collecting loading parameters to be applied to the structure

Site-specific wind and snow loading parameters are being collected and then running the wind and snow loading analysis using these pieces of information.

STEP 4 – Laying out

Laying out of the preliminary structural framing configurations

We will then prepare the preliminary framing layouts ready for analysis and design. We will inform the architect team for any possible changes in their architectural plans.

 STEP 5 – Analyzing

Analyzing and designing of the structural elements

Running the analysis and design calculations based on the preliminary framing layouts with all the specified loadings applied and keeping in mind the code standards to conform to during the design process.

STEP 6 – Foundation

Iteration of the analysis and design process until both cost and safety are optimized.

Where the initial analysis and design result can be further optimized, we repeat from step 3 and modify the structural section sizes until the element design be the same in two following iterations and to come up with the most economical yet safe structure.
This iterative process is repeated until the element design be the same in two following iterations.

STEP 7 – FINAL STEP

Structural Plan and Detail Drawing

Where the initial analysis and design result can be further optimized, we repeat from step 3 and modify the structural section sizes until the element design be the same in two following iterations and to come up with the most economical yet safe structure.
This iterative process is repeated until the element design be the same in two following iterations.