For almost 50 years, specializing in
Architectural Design, Forensics, Detailing, Waterproofing, Litigation Support, and Project Management for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Good solutions must not only function properly, they must also retain or improve existing conditions. The integration of remedial solutions for the renovation and remodeling of existing buildings has remained the core of our practice for more than 40 years. It presents a particular challenge that new construction does not, and may include special considerations when a building is of historical significance.
As a full-service practice, we are able to provide single-source support for new construction, remodeling, construction defect repairs, and maintenance contracts such as roofing, painting, and paving.
Beginning with a clear definition of needs, we can proceed to provide design, construction documents, bidding services, and construction contract administration. We think your project deserves the highest level of professional standards and quality assurance:
Project programming: Establishment of scope, budget, and schedule
Component studies: Analysis of service life and estimated replacement cost for reserve studies
Design: Residential, commercial, or industrial building design or renovation
Construction contract administration: Services provided as the owner's agent to oversee construction projects
We are very proud of our well-established reputation for reducing risk and giving true peace of mind to our clients.
Whether it is water leaks, foundation settlement or other structural issues, wood rot, plumbing, heating, or electrical problems, we investigate and provide counsel to attorneys, homeowners, building managers, and homeowner associations concerning the current condition and future of the property.
Recent cases include condominium complexes in San Francisco, a retirement facility in San Rafael, and private residences in Marin County. In each situation, we systematically investigated the causes and extent of the problems, developed solutions for repair, provided cost estimates, reports, and expert witness testimony. With the attorneys, we participate in mediation for the settlement of claims.
Time and money are the key factors in every project. Planning for both schedules and funding are essential to a successful outcome. That involves determining the scope, time requirements, and costs as a necessary first step, often involving prioritization studies and/or reserves analysis. Preparation of construction documents, Permit applications, bidding, construction inspections, and administration of the construction contract must be coordinated and carried out with diligence. We apply that to single-family residential and commercial projects, however, our specialties remain apartment buildings and condominium complexes.
BALCONY / EEE INVESTIGATIONS
DWA offers inspection and reporting of the structural condition of your exterior elevated elements (EEE's) to satisfy the requirements of California Civil Code 5551 / SB-326. Our decades of forensic and waterproofing experience enables us to act quickly, producing repair drawings for permit acquisition and construction.
"A word to summarize Mr. Danmeier is integrity. I have worked with him through the investigative phase, the litigation phase, and most important the repair phase. What I have found is that he is constant in his opinions and approach through each phase. His approach can be summarized as pragmatic and thorough. I highly recommend him and his firm."
- G. Bicksler, President, Bicksler & Associates, Inc.
"I have worked with many architectural firms and have not worked with a project supervisor as competent and thorough as yours. She actually climbed ladders and did roof inspections and walked onto steeply pitched roofs to ensure the work was done to the highest quality. She crawled underneath the houses for inspections, negotiated with the general contractor for the best possible pricing, and audited their billings, finding discrepancies in their bid vs. billings. Her field reports were extensive and comprehensive."
- R. Rea, Vice President, Main Gate HOA -
"...again thank you for your contributions to the continued safety and success of our homes. There is a chance that without you they would not be standing and I am happy to report we did not wait to find out. We thank you daily as we walk through our commons..."
- Eliana Rivera, President, Amesport Landing HOA -
"Just wanted to say “Thank you very much” for all your conscience and thorough professionalism at Corte Bella! ...and we love the drone visual documentation!"
- HOA Board Member
NEW ADDRESS FOR 2022
TWO SUTRO COURT
NOVATO, CA 94947
Main Office: 415-893-1650
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