Structural Engineers

HCG Associates, Inc. provides structural design for residential and light commercial. We're small and enjoy the residential projects but love the challenging projects too! In San Francisco and the nearby proximity buildings often need seismic retrofit, Mandatory Soft Story Program improvements and similar structural upgrades. In the outlying areas we accommodate new construction, retrofit and additions. So whether it's a new home, your building needs to be brought up to code or if you just want to add a room, a retaining wall or a jacuzzi on your roof, we're the first place to call.

Here's some stuff we do!

Home Owners

  • Structural design

  • Foundation inspections & assessments for existing buildings (single family, condos, etc.)

  • Seismic upgrades for code and earthquake readiness

  • Addition to living space (i.e. room additions, kitchen expansion, new deck, jacuzzi on the roof, etc.)

  • Retaining Wall design

  • Building Code compliance


  • Structural design

  • Inspections & assessments

  • Seismic upgrades

  • Working drawings / As-builts

  • Seismic / pipe restraints

  • Modifications to design

Seismic / Earthquake / Fire

  • Foundation inspections

  • Retrofit / upgrades

  • URM (Un-reinforced Masonry) upgrades

  • Assessment / Structural Review

Structural Engineer