A ground-up construction project is building a structure completely from scratch, where nothing existed before.
We can assist you in every step: from site survey to structural and MEP design. Our engineers are well-versed in complex structures and offer consultancy for optimized plans and calculations according to design codes and regulations, making sure you get a permit.
Warehouse design is a specialty of S3DA Design, as such projects often require both structural as well as Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) designs, particularly for HVAC systems.
Our designs emphasize safety and development according to regulations while cutting down costs through value engineering. As a single source of both structural and MEP design, we also heavily reduce design clashes, saving valuable time and resources.
Data Center design is another specialty of our company, as it relies heavily on electrical design, HVAC systems, and plumbing. Safety and efficiency are of utmost importance and proper ventilation has a direct effect on the costs. The buildings also need seismic retrofitting and may be enhanced by adding solar energy to reduce power consumption costs.
We are proficient in all the above fields, and being a single source of responsibility means utmost efficiency, time savings, and cost reductions for our clients who will not need to deal with design clashes, extra costs, or coordination between multiple parties.
A mixed-use building combines several functions into one structure. For instance, parts of a building may be devoted to hotel rooms while other parts are used for residential units and commercial services.
S3DA Design has successfully designed mixed-use buildings, including the 73,000-sqft four-story complex Imperial Beach Blue Wave project, which includes hotel rooms, residential units, an underground parking garage, shops, a restaurant, and an office. We were deliberately selected because of our vast experience with different kinds of buildings and our ability to deliver structural and MEP design simultaneously.
Restaurants differ from other kinds of buildings because of the importance of their kitchen. A kitchen must be safe, competent, easy to maintain, and functional. Designers must prioritize ventilation systems, logistical necessities, and delivery and storage requirements.
Restaurants need extra expertise from MEP designers, and we are uniquely positioned to develop such plans as we offer both structural and MEP design.
The foundation transfers the load of the building to the ground and anchors against wind and earthquake. A strong foundation is crucial for a building to last long, therefore it must be protected from cracks, settling or sloping.
Our structural design engineers offer professional plans to protect your foundation against such damages, and will calculate for wear and tear and imperfect soil conditions.
While architecture defines the appearance of a building, structural engineering ensures the building stands up and can withstand heavy winds, earthquakes, or gravity loads. Structural calculations are the math behind this ability and determine the properties of columns, joists, beams, slabs, trusses, and other members that comprise a building.
Our structural calculation follows local building codes, therefore not only ensures you can get a permit but also consider value engineering to cut down actual construction costs.
S3DA Design was requested to prepare the Structural and MEP design for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at Dorset Court, Dixon California 95620. The engineering design is completed and submitted to the city. Below is the lot data
PARCEL SIZE: 34,994 SF (0.80 AC)
EXISTING USE: VACANT – UNDEVELOPED
PROPOSED USE: RESTAURANT/ RETAIL
BUILDING COVERAGE: 3,849 SF (11.0%)
LANDSCAPE AREA: 10,090 SF (28.8°/o)
PAVED SURFACE AREA: 21,055 SF (60.2%)
S3DA Design was requested the structural design for Express Carwash and Oil Change Facility in 6325 STOCKTON BOULEVARD SACRAMENTO, CA. 95824. The facility had a two-story part and the roof was considered to be prefabricated truss. The design consisted of the following date and requirements:
PARCEL SIZE : 63,162 SF (1.45 AC)
EXISTING ZONING : C-2-SPD GENERAL COMMERCIAL /SPECIAL PLANNING DISTRICT
PROPOSED ZONING: C-2-SPD GENERAL COMMERCIAL /SPECIAL PLANNING DISTRICT
EXISTING USE : CARWASH / OIL CHANGE FACILITY
PROPOSED USE : CARWASH / OIL CHANGE FACILITY
EXPRESS CARWASH TUNNEL (3,720 SF) = EXEMPT
CARWASH OFFICE (1568 SF TOTAL) = 3 SPACES
(1 SPACE PER 500 SF)
OIL CHANGE FACILITY (2,077 SF) = 4 SPACES
(1 SPACE PER 500 SF)
REQUIRED = 7 SPACES