Sandis Civil Engineers

This was a two-story remodeling project for Sandis Civil Engineers, a rapidly growing engineering firm in downtown Oakland.

Project Challenges

Faced with an aggressive timetable of just three months, a key challenge for this project was structural. The building on 9th Street had at one time been used as a manufacturing facility, so a significant amount of structural work had to be completed before the actual construction could begin. An additional challenge included building two new staircases that had to be specially reengineered to fit small spaces.

The Results

The work was completed on time, as promised, and included two ADA-upgraded bathrooms, an upgraded ADA-entryway with a ramp from the parking lot into the building and a new reception area. The space was designed with an open floorplan with workstations, and we added two offices, a kitchen and two conferences rooms.

We met with Rose and liked that they were local and had a history of working on small commercial projects like ours. They were believable in their approach to the project, and we felt that they cared. When they were on vacation, they called to check in. They were problem solvers and excellent communicators. We are very pleased with Rose Construction’s work.
—-Jeff Setera, P.E., VP, Sandis Engineering