Sustainable Civil Engineering

Sustainable Civil Engineering San Francisco

Mission Statement

We engage the built environment, as well as our communities, through “green” design, project management, and civil engineering services that meet sustainability objectives. Our goal is to provide professional services that take into consideration the environmental, social and economic impacts of a construction project from concept through the end of its lifecycle.

Vision Statement

We are passionate about the world we will hand over to our children. Also, we believe unequivocally in the power of individuals and communities to change the world, which starts with our environment and how to heal it, as well as positively impact it.

Sustainable Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

From concept to build.

Project/Program Management

Throughout the project and product lifecycles.

"Green" Consulting

Services that support sustainability goals.

Insights

San Francisco needs a Housing Program versus Housing Projects

A recent report regarding existing housing needs, demographics, and potential housing development sites was recently issued for District 8. The report demonstrates, among other things, where potential new housing units, including affordable ones, can be built, and at...

Need for more “green cover” in San Francisco

For decades, we have accepted the “urban jungle” paradigm for any large urban area. We have acknowledged and accepted the fact that most concrete, asphalt, and various roof materials must cover our cities. And although we have parks and a few green spaces here and...

The Civil and Sustainable Design of ADUs

First of all, let's clarify what an ADU is. An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a second house on your property, which can be a separate suite, apartment, or even a house if you have enough space. And ADUs are becoming more and more popular as zoning and other...

Minimizing and reusing construction waste

In the AEC (architecture-engineering-construction) industry, it is a well-known fact that construction projects always generate considerable waste. For example, according to recent reports and estimates, global construction waste is expected to reach 2.5 billion tons...

Unaccepted Streets in San Francisco – a “green space” bonanza

As odd as it may sound, in a city as dense and as small (geographically speaking) in San Francisco, but there are a few acres, collectively, of available land for open space development contained within what is known as “unaccepted,” “rejected” or “paper” streets....

Is “green” enough “good” enough?”

My view of the world, how I navigate it, and the decisions I make are based on the impact on my daughter in the future. It has been that way since she was born 10+ years ago. My views on politics, social justice, and the environment are based on the axiom that “every...

You can never think “green” too much!

As long as the water runs when we turn the tap, and the lights come on when we flip a switch, which is not always the case around the Bay Area, people will remain content in their surroundings, and the various call to action regarding saving the planet will continue...

Life without Parking in San Francisco

In December 2018, San Francisco became the largest U.S. city to eliminate parking requirements for new buildings, including new residential buildings. In other words, developers can now design and build multi-story, multi-unit buildings without any on-site (i.e.,...

The Housing Crisis and Program Management

Over the past few months, as a member of a land-use committee, I have been reviewing new construction projects in the Mission. I have noticed two things: 1) the residential projects lack any parking but do include bike storage, which I like; and 2) there seems to be a...

Water Recycling Options

Water recycling has been around since the dawn of humanity. Back then, it was mainly in the form of rainwater harvesting, as far as we know today, but currently, there are many other options available to us. Therefore it is surprising why we do not employ more...

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