Structural Designs and Calculations

PVEC provides engineering computations and conceptual arrangements for structural projects. From a simple interior wall removal to multi-family mixed use projects, PVEC has the experience to complete your next project. 

Structural Inspections

Whether the inspection is pre-purchase or post-disaster, PVEC analyzes current conditions, identifies causations and offers solutions in a comprehensive, unbiased and straightforward manner. 

Soft-Story Design

Did you receive a letter designating your property as a soft-story under Ordinance 183893? PVEC has been designing cost effective soft-story solutions for clients in Southern California for decades.  

Grading & Drainage Design

PVEC provides Grading, Drainage and Erosion Control Plans. Our firm can prepare Hydrology and Sump Pump calculations for any size project. 

Stormwater Management

PVEC will prepare all reports for your stormwater management needs. A few of the reports we can prepare are Low Impact Development (LID), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP), Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Drainage Inspections and Repair Designs

Poor drainage causes interior mold, water stains, damage to wood floors, foundation settlement and catastrophic erosion. Look to PVEC to design a cost effective and appropriate improvement that satisfies the Building Department or Coastal Commission.

Seismic Retrofit Plans

If you live in California, you know the destructive potential of earthquakes. Rather than spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to rebuild after a quake, PVEC suggests spending far less as a preventive measure. Let us help you bring your structure up to current building codes.

Expert Witness Services

Our principal engineers have thousands of hours of experience in deposition, arbitration, mediation and trial. This experience spans both sides of the aisle for insurance companies, homeowners, contractors, associations and multinational corporations.

Retaining Walls

PVEC uses the latest in computerized structural modeling to design the best possible retaining wall for your specific application.

Construction Quality Assurance

When contractors cut corners or make mistakes, structures may become dangerously vulnerable. PVEC can determine how a structure has been built by comparing it to original approved plans. If a problem exists, we can usually correct it without destructive or intrusive testing.

Project Management

Call on PVEC to oversee all aspects of your construction project, from collecting bids to the final inspection. We will see to it that your project is properly completed according to the plans.

Computer Drafted Plans

If you have a structural design problem, PVEC can provide a solution. Whether you need a room addition or a structural slab for a 500-ton machine, we can handle it. Maybe that’s why other structural engineering firms refer their most challenging projects to us.

Hillside Structures

PVEC has designed numerous foundation systems for new buildings or the repair of structures on steep hillsides throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County. These foundations typically comprise of deepen concrete caissons, concrete shear walls, concrete grade beams and structural slabs.

Insurance Claim Reports

PVEC has been retained by most major insurance companies to provide structural investigation reports for many past catastrophes such as:

1987 Whittier Earthquake
1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
1992 Lander’s, Joshua Tree and Big Bear Earthquakes
1993 Malibu and Altadena Fires
1994 Northridge Earthquake
1996 Carlsbad Fire

Other past inspections involved causation reports relating to: construction defects, water damage, high winds, settlement, explosions and inadequate structural design.

Rolling Hills Estates 

550 Deep Valley Drive,

Suite 273

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Phone. 310-541-5055