Specializing in structural and soils engineering for residential construction with 25 years of experience. I work to make your building as safe and affordable as possible. Quick turnaround and good service are my goals. You won't find over-engineering here.
I've designed thousands of buildings including new and remodeled houses, small bridges, towers, solar and large art installations. Each structure is unique and deserves a creative solution.
Wood houses are light and easy to build. They leave a small ecological footprint. Other structural possibilities include steel buildings, yurts, straw bale, straw clay structures and retaining walls.
Soils reports are sometimes needed for problem sites with clay soils, fills or steep hillsides. These can require pier and grade beam foundations or earth anchors. I do field and lab work and write geotechnical reports plus the foundation design. Doing both geotechnical and structural engineering in one shop saves time and money.
Other engineering services I provide include erosion control plans, solar arrays, wine caves, culvert sizing and structural investigations for realtors and insurance companies.
Call me for a consultation. Peter Schurch 707-829-9052