AKH Structural Engineers, Inc. specializes in building analysis and design, including new construction, evaluation, rehabilitation and structural upgrades of municipal facilities, schools, hospitals, industrial buildings, commercial office and retail buildings, and custom residences.
Founded by Dennis B. Ahearn in 1970, and joined by William S. Knox in 1973 and Tim D. Hyde in 1983, the firm has a long history of providing the highest quality engineering design, analysis and plan check services to our many clients in the South San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to the wide variety of design and analysis projects, AKH has always been active as Plan Check consultants to many municipalities in the South Bay area, as well as to many private clients as third-party plan check consultants. AKH has provided plan check services on over 500 major projects in the SF South Bay Area since its founding. Our plan review capabilities include evaluation of fire/life-safety, structural, access compliance, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy compliance aspects of building design. This facet of our practice allows for excellent understanding of code compliance issues, as well exposure to the leading and current states of designs and implementation of Building Code requirements.
Throughout the firm's history, AKH has always made it a priority to perform services in a timely and professional manner, and to be responsive to our clients' needs during all phases of a project's development and construction. We understand how imperative it is to keep a project on schedule by dealing with situations as they arise, promptly and effectively. Our firm size is such that the firm principals are familiar with the details of all projects in the office, and are the main contact persons regarding project management.
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