We had a two-story home remodeling project in Sacramento, CA. The client’s request included architectural, structural, and electrical design for the project. The structural stage design was based on the architectural arrangement and full details were being provided to the City and the contractors. We had to consider Sacramento being in Seismic Zone a major challenge, and as to how to design the wood details connection withstanding strong Seismic effect prevent quaking. We arrived at the solution to this challenge by running calculation and analysis and considering the climate conditions such as seismic, snow, and wind loads we managed to develop a proper structural design to acquire a permit from the city.