Residential Engineering Services

What's included in your Engineered House Plans:

The local building department jurisdiction is contacted by SESSA Engineered Home Plans to determine or verify the site design criteria for snow, wind and seismic and other general structural requirements for submitting plans for permit.

  • Lateral Load Analysis for Wind and Seismic

  • Shear Wall Plans and Details per Lateral Load Analysis

  • Vertical Load Analysis for Roof, Floor, Decks, and Foundation

  • Framing Plans and Details per Vertical Load Analysis

  • Framing Hardware Specified per Vertical Load Analysis

  • Foundation Plans and Details per Geotech Design Criteria

  • Title 24 Energy Analysis

  • CAL Green Requirements

What's NOT included in your Engineered House Plans:

There are a variety of additional services that may be required by the building department for your project on your site, which your builder will need to organize.

  • Site Plan – Lot Coverage, setbacks, well location, septic and utility locations, etc

  • Topographic Survey – ground elevation within 50’ of the dwelling.

  • Geotechnical Report – Specific foundation design criteria in special site conditions.

  • Arborist Report – Tree locations and removal plans

  • Site Drainage Plan – by Civil Engineer

  • Septic Plan (if applicable) – by Septic Engineer

  • HVAC System Calculations and System Design – by contractor or engineer

  • Permit Applications – Prepared and submitted by third party service, contractor or owner/builder.