Faye Bernstein &
Associates (FBA) is a San Francisco based structural engineering firm that was
established in 1984. The firm has provided the following services on a
variety of commercial, historic, government, transportation, and hydrological
structures: seismic investigations, evaluations and retrofits; preliminary
design; structural design and analysis; preparation of construction
documents; independent review; construction administration; and innovative
Many of our projects are performed under unusually rigid budgets, schedules,
and functional constraints. FBA prides itself on its ability to provide
unique, yet cost-effective solutions to complex structural problems. Numerous
innovative solutions have been developed for our retrofit projects which
allowed our clients to continue operation during construction.
FBA's drafting capabilities include AutoCAD Release 2002 and Microstation/J.
FBA utilizes extensive in-house analysis software such as SAP 2000, ETABS,
SAFE, RECOL, SEISAP, POSTEN, ORTHO, SIMQKE, EQSPEC, and STRESS. FBA also
utilizes the following non-linear energy dissipation programs, as well as a
state-of-the-art base isolation programs: SAP 2000 Non-linear, ANSR, 3DBASIS,
PC LEADER, and ISOLATE.
Additionally, we have developed an extensive in-house library of AutoLisp
routines , macros, and customized menu systems, resulting in efficient
drawing production and management.
FBA is a woman-owned firm (WBE) certified by the
San Francisco Human Rights Commission (SF HRC), and various other
agencies throughout the United States.