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Ground Up Design

As part of our spectrum of services, Structural Focus provides design and engineering for new buildings. This process requires an understanding of the client’s vision and needs as they correspond to the structural and seismic requirements of the project. Structural Focus strives to find the best solutions, both in terms of design feasibility and budget, on every project.

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Media & Technology

Clients appreciate our extensive experience working on projects incorporating unique acoustical requirements. This expertise also extends to the design of performance spaces and movie theaters.

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Seismic Evaluation & Retrofit

Existing buildings must be properly evaluated to determine their true performance when subjected to future seismic loading. Instead of designing a new building to meet code, an accurate assessment of the structure is required, then prudent modifications can be developed to meet the client’s goals.

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Historic Preservation & Restoration

Structural Focus is highly recognized for their work on historic buildings. The expertise required is unique and derived from experience. Because of archaic construction materials and the special requirements, engineers must understand and comply with the Historical Building Code and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Our team has designed several million square feet of new structures, as well as rehabilitated hundreds of existing buildings, including nearly two dozen on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Tenant Improvements

Existing buildings must be properly evaluated to determine their true performance when subjected to future seismic loading. Instead of designing a new building to meet code, an accurate assessment of the structure is required, then prudent modifications can be developed to meet the client’s goals.

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Educational Facilities

Whether it is a new building or an existing facility, specific educational functions require special spaces. Working closely with the architect, the structural engineer must accommodate those needs while recognizing student building safety needs.

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Custom Residential

Single family homes are very personal and important to their owners. While owners may not always completely understand the design and construction process, the team must recognize the owner’s needs and guide them through the process. Changes should be expected and flexibility is key. Structural Focus has collaborated on multiple projects with notable architects including KAA Design Group, Marmol Radziner Architecture, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Landry Design Group, Peter Marino Architect, among many others.

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Structural Due Diligence Studies

Corporations today better understand risk and have learned much more about seismic risk management in the last decade. Lenders and realtors have become very familiar with seismic risk methodologies. Structural Focus uses the latest technologies to provide expert services to our clients during the site selection process, as well providing seismic risk assessments for the purchase and/or refinancing of existing buildings.

Planning for post-disaster

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SAFEq Institute™ is an expert resource for building owners, risk managers, engineers, and local jurisdictions seeking to minimize facility and business interruption losses caused by disasters. SAFEq Institute provides organizational assistance as well as training and certification of individuals to provide emergency structural inspection and evaluation of buildings and other structures affected by disasters such as earthquakes.

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