ABOUT AVELAR

For more than 48 years, Avelar has established itself as a premier architectural engineering firm since its founding in 1976. The firm is headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, and boasts a team of licensed architects, structural engineers, and general contractors with unparalleled expertise in comprehensive forensic investigations, expert witness testimony, litigation support, architectural and engineering design, and reconstruction management. Avelar is recognized as a leading construction defect expert firm in the Western United States with extensive knowledge in various areas including premature building failure, standard of care issues, ADA compliance, curtain wall and glazing, and roofing and waterproofing expertise. The firm is dedicated to providing high-quality services to a range of residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial clients. From investigation and testing to designing and preparing construction documents, Avelar is committed to ensuring that all remedial and new construction projects are executed with excellence. Over the years, Avelar has served clients throughout the United States, demonstrating its unwavering commitment to delivering superior architectural engineering services.

FORENSIC & LITIGATION SUPPORT

AVELAR has developed an expertise in building correction as related to construction defects, water intrusion and non-code compliant construction. Due to the magnitude of these defects and complexity of issues, particularly within organized…

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DESIGN & RECONSTRUCTION

Specializing in reconstruction design work, AVELAR has the architectural expertise and field experience to ensure both cost-effective and time-proven repairs to defective building assemblies. The firm has in-depth experience in budgeting…

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CONSULTING

AVELAR offers a variety of in-house Architectural & Structural Engineering consulting services including peer review, review of existing structures for code compliance and building conditions assessments…

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ARCHITECTURAL

AVELAR offers a variety of in-house architectural design services including reviewing, administering and…

TESTING

AVELAR has the in-house staff and other resources to provide building performance testing services to support building…

INVESTIGATION & TESTING

The AVELAR team has the comprehensive background, training and experience required to effectively investigate building…

STRUCTURAL

AVELAR provides stand-alone structural engineering services as well as integrated support of broad project teams.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

AVELAR has expertise in managing and expediting reconstruction projects by providing a full range of services tailored to meet…

CONSTRUCTION COST ANALYSIS

Evaluating appropriate construction costs for all types of buildings is a critical component of forensic investigations…

CODE COMPLIANCE

It is vital to consult with building code experts who understand the complicated process of determining the codes that were in…

LITIGATION SUPPORT SERVICES

With backgrounds as architects, general contractors, cost estimators and code specialists — combined with extensive…

RESERVE STUDIES

Common-area components such as roofs, roadways and siding can become serious financial liabilities for a Community…

TEAM

Bill Weber, G.C., CR, CIEC, CMRS

Principal, Senior Consultant, General Contractor

David M. Field, A.I.A.

Principal, Architect, NCARB, CASp, LEED AP

Khaoula Bouadj

CAD Operator

LATEST ARTICLES

Annual Steve Penland Memorial Golf tournament! Registration opens on July 1, 2024!

Jun 11, 2024

On October 21, 2020, we lost our dear friend Steve Penland after a brief but courageous battle with Amyloidosis. We celebrate and honor Steve with an annual memorial golf tournament....

AVELAR’s Library of Historic ‘Title 24’ Codes

Jun 11, 2024

AVELAR personnel provide unexcelled knowledge and expertise regarding historic, statewide construction standards originally published by the Building Standards Commission......

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