Structural Engineering Contractors Pinole, CA
Structural building engineering includes all structural engineering related to the design of buildings. The architect is usually the lead designer on buildings, with a structural engineer employed as a sub-consultant with the final say upon his design of the type of structure to be used to build. The structural design for a building must ensure that the building is able to stand up safely, able to function without excessive deflections or movements which cause fatigue of structural elements, cracking or failure of fixtures, fittings or partitions. It must account for movements and forces due to temperature, creep, cracking and imposed dead and live loads. It must also ensure that the design is buildable within acceptable manufacturing tolerances of the building materials to be used. This engineering begins at the foundation and continues to the roof structure on all building of houses. Mares & Dow Construction has been working successfully with Structural Engineers for the past 31 years on houses from the water in Tiburon, Dillon Beach to the flat land of Danville to the hills of Oakland, Berkeley, Brisbane and San Francisco. Structural Engineering is required for a correct and safe installation on all retaining walls above 4 feet tall.