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FBA, Inc. is a structural engineering firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Although currently a full-service structural engineering practice, its roots are in the post-tensioned concrete field where it has been at the forefront of establishing design methods, construction solutions, and shaping related code requirements for decades.  Post-tensioned podium and parking structures designed by FBA, Inc. can be found throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

FBA was established in 1995 by Florian Barth, PE and Walid Naja, SE with Amir Kazemi, PE joining the management team in 1997. FBA’s current team of principals now including Chris Bane, SE, Adam O’Dea, SE, and Jennifer Cassity, PE has a substantial depth of knowledge and decades of project experience to support the needs of our clients.   


Over the years FBA has done substantial work designing post-tensioned podium structures in the multi-family housing sector with a typical yearly multi-family project workload of more than 5,000 units primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.   Office, data center, and industrial building structure design make up the balance of our new construction projects.   With its extensive multi-family project experience, FBA, Inc. has worked for and established effective relationships with California’s leading developers and their supporting consultants.

In addition to its new construction design services, FBA, Inc. has provided demolition planning and analysis for buildings and bridges since opening its doors.  FBA, Inc. has provided demolition engineering services for many complicated building structures such as hospitals with neighboring in-use facilities and bridge structures including peer review work for the San Francisco Bay Bridge.    

FBA, Inc. is a company with a team-based mindset that prides itself in providing design services that save developer’s time and money while fully coordinating with the consultant team and detailing to simplify construction.  We look forward to delivering all of these benefits to your next project.

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