Crossroads Community Church Seismic Upgrade and Renovation - Valencia, CA

Structural design of the seismic upgrade and modifications to an existing office building for conversion to a church.


St. Boniface Catholic Church Seismic Upgrade and Renovation - Anaheim, CA

Inertia Engineers performed the structural evaluation of the church building using the prescriptions of ASCE 31 Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings (since replaced by ASCE 41).  The building is one story high with a partial basement and a mezzanine level and has a footprint area of approximately 16,000 square feet.  The intent of our evaluation was to identify structural deficiencies of the existing building to allow the Owner to understand the extent of the structural upgrade scope of work as well as to assist in estimating the construction cost of the structural upgrades for this building. Of special concern were the valuable finishes. Any structural upgrades would have to take into account these finishes and minimize their disturbance. The existing roof diaphragm consisted of poured gypsum and required replacement with a new metal deck. The seismic upgrade project began in 2015 and was completed in 2016 with Inertia Engineers, Inc. acting as the prime consultant leading a design team consisting of an architect and MEP engineer. The construction cost of this project was $2 million.

Blessed Sacrament Church New Pastoral Center Building - Westminster, CA

Structural design of a new two-story building with approximately 20,000 SF

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Christ Cathedral - Garden Grove, CA

Our office performed structural evaluations of the Cathedral, Tower of Hope, Arboretum, Family Life Center, Bell Tower and Art Gallery buildings. We have recently completed the structural design of a new catwalk system throughout the iconic Christ Cathedral. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Southern California

We have recently completed several structural evaluations of existing Meetinghouses and Stake Centers. 

Diocese of Orange, Various Projects in Orange County, CA

We have performed structural evaluations of over 30 buildings for the Diocese and have designed seismic upgrades for over 20 existing buildings. Inertia Engineers, Inc. has served as the prime consultant for the renovations and seismic upgrades of over 20 different buildings over the past two years. Many of the renovations have included ADA upgrades.