Our projects range from custom homes, single family and multi-family tracts, to low-rise commercial and industrial structures. Whether the project is large or small, Option One provides the same quality engineering service in a timely manner.

Our Services

Single-Family Production Housing and Custom Homes

A successful engineering design for single-family housing and custom homes requires a holistic approach that considers site and soil analysis, structural design parameters, code requirements, material and labor costs, client guidelines and efficiency in design.

We provide structural designs for stability and integrity, cost efficiency, framer friendly and accommodation other trade partners such HVAC, mechanical and plumbing.
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Multi-Family and Cluster Residential Buildings

Key considerations outlining features that contribute to a successful design for multifamily housing and apartments are as follows:
  1. Robust structural design the ensures safety and welfare of  public
  2. Foundation design accommodating soil conditions and maximizing material efficiency and reducing labor force.
  3. Designing a structural skeleton with framing member layouts for most accepting the most effective HVAC system and allowing least interruptions for plumbing and mechanical runs.
  4. Provide an overall conflict resolution review.
  5. Effective collaboration between our firm.
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Apartment Buildings and Senior Citizen Housing

With a focus on promoting a secure and supportive living environment, senior housing projects require careful consideration of various factors including functionality, accessibility, durability and resilience.

By implementing vigorous conventional building systems that can withstand both natural and man-made hazards but also meeting the construction budgets our firm generates construction documents that are user friendly to trade partners and enhance profitability.
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Low-Rise Commercial, Industrial and Office Facilities

Achieving a balanced design requires site assessment, soil conditions, topography, site specific seismic design criteria and environmental considerations.

Efficiency in design is paramount in low-rise buildings to minimize material usage and construction costs while maintain structural integrity.

Utilizing advanced models techniques allows us to optimize design and assess building performance under various loading conditions. Employing efficient structural systems such as timber, reinforced concrete and steel can lead to reduction in construction cost and reducing construction time.
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Mat Post-Tension Foundation System

Post-tensioned mat foundations offer practical and efficient solutions for supporting structures on challenging soil conditions.

Through careful site investigation, detailed design, appropriate cable spacing and placement our firm achieves enhanced and within budget solutions.

Mat foundations provides improved settlement control, long-term stability and reduction in excavations.
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Structural Site Observation

Observation are aimed to review the overall general construction condition, discrepancies, errors, integrity and safety of the building as well as identify any potential structural issues or deficiencies.

Based on the findings, our reports include recommendations which may include repairs, possible structural modifications and suggestions averting potential problems and construction delays. Our observation reports include photographs, sketches or relevant technical data obtained during site visit.
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Thin Post-Tension Foundation System

Thin post-tensioned foundations are a popular choice for various residential construction projects especially when faced with challenging site conditions, improved building standards and enhanced load-bearing capacity.

Thin PT foundations offer several advantages over conventions reinforced foundation systems including cost savings in trenching and materials, redistribution of loads and enhanced structural performance.  Reduced amount of excavation and backfilling also leads in accelerated project schedules and overall construction time. Lower concrete volume usage results in decreased energy consumption and reduced excavation and backfilling activities minimizes soil disturbance and the amount of material required for disposal.
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Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation

Seismic retrofitting refers to the process of strengthening and improving the structural integrity of buildings and infrastructure to better withstand the forces generated by earthquakes and perform satisfactory in protecting life and prevent collapse.

We provide various practical techniques and measures to enhance the resilience and safety to existing structures. Seismic retrofitting typically includes reinforcing key structural elements such as bearing walls, shear-walls, columns and foundations as well as implementing effective bracing systems and damping mechanisms. We provide retrofit measures for buildings to become more resistant to seismic events reducing the risk of significant structural damage and protecting the safety and lives of the occupants. Our goal is to ensure that buildings can withstand seismic forces and continue to function safely.
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Peer Review

The purpose of structural peer review is to evaluate the design and analysis of the proposed structure and ensure its compliance with applicable codes, regulations and industry standards. Our reviews assess the structural integrity and safety of the design, accuracy of the calculations, assumptions and methodologies used in the analysis.

Peer review will be conducted by a team of experience and qualified structural engineers who have expertise in the specific type of structural being evaluated. Our process will involve a thorough examination of the design drawings, documents, specifications and assumptions. During the review attention will be given to identify any potential design flaws, error or omissions that could compromise the performance or safety of the structure. 
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Value Engineering

We provide value engineering that is systematic and collaborative with an aim to optimize the structural design of a building while achieving cost efficiency.

We are involved in analyzing and evaluating the structural components, materials, systems and construction methods to identify opportunities for improvement and cost savings without compromising the projects’ safety functionality or performance. Our primary objective is to maximize the value derived from the structural system by reducing construction costs, minimizing material usage, enhancing constructability and increasing overall project efficiency. We examine load-bearing walls and beams, lateral resisting systems, shear-walls and tiedowns, foundation types and systems, connections, framing systems and building envelops. Our process identifies redundancies, inefficiencies and over-designs that can be eliminated or optimized to achieve cost savings.
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Forensic and Expert Witness

This specialized field involves investigating and analyzing structural failures, defects and omissions. By employing advanced analytical techniques

material testing and visual observation and/or inspection, forensic engineering can identify design flaws, construction errors, material deficiencies or external factors that contributed to the structural failure.

In legal proceedings, our licensed structural engineers can serve as an expert witness offering impartial and informed opinions based on their extensive knowledge and experience. Our role is crucial in providing the court with expert testimony, detailed reports and technical explanations which aid in determining liability, assessing damages and facilitating fair resolution in cases involving structural failures, accidents or omissions.
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