Our Guiding Principle
“The building industry can achieve higher levels of success through better structural engineering.”

With this guiding principle, the engineers at VCA have combined design expertise with a passion for construction for more than 35 years to serve as a trusted advisor for architects, developers and contractors who require creative, build-able and cost-effective structural solutions.

The firm is known for its active principal engagement, innovation and state-of-the art technology and is highly regarded for its ability to develop relationships, exceed expectations and meet the toughest deadlines.

Emphasis on Technology
A leading approach to BIM enhances design creativity and promotes cost savings. VCA is an innovator in building information modeling (BIM) including for wood framed buildings. The firm invests heavily in hardware, software and training to provide clients the maximum benefits of 3-D technology. Our approach offers efficient workflows with architects and enhances design creativity. Design, analysis, code checking and documentation are integrated into one platform so changes anywhere are reflected everywhere. Leveraging BIM helps reduce RFIs by minimizing constructability issues – a process that saves both time and money.

Focus on Constructability
The highly regarded VCA Construction Administration Service works pro-actively with contractors on the job site offering clarity where needed. Over the years, VCA Principals have been active with building code development and have served on numerous industry groups and committees to promote practical, field-oriented solutions. Clients appreciate this code insight that helps obtain timely C of O’s.

Offices in Northern and Southern California
With offices in both Northern and Southern California, VCA provides continuity of design and service for clients serving both markets.

When it comes to quality structural engineering, count on VCA Structural. Passionate People. Proven Results.

AFFILIATIONS

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Institute of
Steel Construction (AISC )

International Code Council (ICC)

International Association of
Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Post-Tension Institute (PTI)

American Wood Council (AWC)

Structural Engineers Association
of California (SEAOC)

National Council of
Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)

Applied Technology Council (ATC)

Light Frame Performance
Modeling Group (LFPMG)

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)