SEISCO Engineering & Environmental Design Associates, Inc. performs general engineering, earthquake retrofit design, architecture, construction management, and environmental services for federal, commercial, industrial and residential projects in California, Washington, Florida, and Hawaii. Our staff is committed to delivering services that keep projects on schedule and within budget. We have civil engineers (California, Nevada, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana), structural engineers(California), and architects (California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Texas) with licenses to practice in 11 states. Our first priority is to satisfy client's interest. SEISCO has familiarity of the area, market, city requirements, and design osbstacles that helps us build an excellent reputation.
David Benaroya Helfant, PhD, M. ASCE, ICC, Assoc AIA Principal
David is the Principal of the company with 27 years of engineering experience in California. His experience encompasses a wide spectrum of structural, environmental, and civil engineering projects, specializing in structural assessments, seismic reinforcing, building envelope and construction defects, plans and specification evaluation, quality control, building construction, construction methods, and management. Along with his professional experience, he has also worked on publications and working papers, and has conducted professional lectures and seminars.
Late Ilhami M. Karaca, SE Chief Structural Engineer
Ilhami received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and continued his education to receive his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the Robert’s College School of Engineering. He is a registered civil engineer and structural engineer in the state of California. He is a past registered civil engineer in the state of Illinois, where he began his career in the United States. Since his move to California, he has continued to provide and perform civil and structural engineering services in the Bay Area for over 30 years. Ilhami has been with the company since April 2002, where he has been working as a part-time structural engineer. Amongst his past projects, he is currently working with Berkeley’s University Cooperative Student Association (USCA) performing structural study, inspection, and structural reinforcement design.
Eric Cox, SE Structural Engineer
Eric received his Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering at the California State Polytechnic College, Pomona. He is a registered structural engineer in the state of California and registered civil engineer in California, Nevada, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana. He has provided structural and civil engineering services in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He was the Vice President of Raiser Construction of Wyoming for about 10 years.
Micheal S . Noell, R.A.,I.D., AIA, LEED AP Architect
Micheal has been involved in construction, design, and architecture for more than 37 years. His initial interest for architecture started early when working in architectural offices in California, Florida, Colorado, and Texas. His formal training includes receiving his Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and his Master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He also attended specialized professional courses at Harvard University. Micheal is currently registered in Florida, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, and Texas. He is also a registered interior designer in Florida.
Arathi Gopakumar, PE, LEED AP Project Engineer
Arathi received her Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from India. She began her career working at one of the leading structural engineering consulting firms back in India. She moved to the United States to receive her Master's degree at Arizona State University and has since been continuing her career as an engineer in the Bay Area. Arathi has been with the company since August 2008. Some of her projects include working with the city of El Cerrito on their seismic retrofit program of unreinforced masonry buildings, and designing and developing plans for various residential buildings.She is currently registered in California.
Lucas Johanson Zimmer, EIT Office Engineer/Contract Administrator
Lucas graduated from San Francisco State university University in San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He has been with the company since March 2012. He has assisted in designing and developing plan sets for residential structures and also heads the contracting and accountating department in the company.