Residential Structural Design

Structural Design

Multifamily Buildings

Multifamily housing refers to a building that contains more than one dwelling unit, and they are continuously gaining popularity especially because of housing shortage; such buildings enable more homes in dense municipalities.

A multifamily building can be built from the ground up, or a larger building can be remodeled into several homes. We are experienced with both and can assist you throughout the process to ensure all design codes are met, safety regulations are followed, and the designs are optimized to reduce costs.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

ADUs are tiny homes, mostly built for the purpose of renting to family members at lower-than-market rates. They offer an effective option to increase the value and space of your home, and in the current housing market crisis they are gaining popularity. An ADU building can be attached, detached or repurposing of an existing structure (such as a garage).

As independent living units, the design of an ADU requires both structural as well as MEP design, since the structure includes a kitchen or bathroom and thus needs electricity and water sewage systems. S3DA Design can handle all requirements in house, saving you the need to coordinate between different companies and avoiding design clashes.

Remodel and Addition

Over the years, your housing requirements change. Home remodeling allows you to make better use of your space and adapt to those changing needs.

For instance, the kitchen can be remodeled to make cooking or cleaning easier. Bathrooms may be remodeled to incorporate the latest designs. The bedroom can be changed to accommodate new furniture or lighting. Mezzanines can be added to make better use of the space. Each remodeling project is a custom challenge, and our engineers are experts at remodeling who can guide you to make the most efficient use of your space.

Home Office

Working from home is a new trend. Many have seen the benefits it offers while others are drawn to it by necessity. Either way, having a dedicated place for work greatly improves concentration and work productivity.

However, designing a home office needs lighting design, planning for a soundproof environment, rethink the color scheme of the room as well as paying attention to the storage location for your paperwork and stationery. Our engineers are experts in home office design and can help you through all stages until you receive the final permit.

New Custom Home

Building a new custom home enables you to design everything according to your preferences. However, besides the appearance and comfort, you also need to pay attention to loads, codes and regulations, and safety measures. The house will need electricity, water and sewage systems, HVAC, and air conditioning among other things.

S3DA has years of experience in these sectors, being proficient in codes and regulations and experts in structural and MEP design. For that reason, we can support you in every step of the design phase to ensure you get a permit, without losing any time or budget to design clashes.

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