In order to create an open concept in our house, we had decided to remove two load bearing walls which were perpendicular to each other and were holding the total load of the second floor and the roof. Also, we did not wish to have any supporting posts in the middle, which would lose the aesthetic look of the open concept.
Before starting the project, we met with a number of contractors and were told by many of them that this was a complex project and recommended posts in the middle of the open space for support. We were also warned by some that the required 20 feet steel beams will be too heavy (over a 1000 Lb.) for this project. So, I contacted four different structural engineers before decided to go with Rigid Frame Structural Engineers. On the first phone conversation, Pezhman explained each step of the process, including pricing for each stage as well as the required timeframe. As I am particular in analyzing quotations, it was obvious that their pricing was very competitive for the scope of work they were performing for our project.
Pezhman and Arvin showed up to each scheduled site visit on time, their scheduling for each stage of the project was precise. The structural drawing was completed within the timeframe they had promised and when it was submitted to the city for permit; the city did not raise a single concern before the permit was approved.
During the construction phase, every time I had a question or concern about the contractors work, I called Pezhman /Arvin and they both either got in touch with the contractor to resolve the particular issue or showed up at the site to assist with the situation. The contractor was also very happy with the work of Pezhman/Arvin as he mentioned in the past 25 years he had never seen such proactive engineers.
Overall, no matter how complex your project is, we highly recommend Rigid Frame Structural Engineers services. We got very lucky for selecting the right structural engineers for our project.
Thank you Pezhman and Arvin.