Saiful Bouquet was founded by Dr. Saiful Islam and Tom Bouquet in 1997. They sought to establish a practice that looked beyond the traditional boundaries of structural engineering, to provide structural engineering advice based on a holistic understanding of building cost, function, aesthetics, and performance, not just structural parameters. Using plain language and clearly illustrated graphic displays, Saiful Bouquet began to communicate with architects and building owners in a new way, involving them more directly in the selection of structural systems. The company developed a collaborative approach to learning about client’s goals and educating team members about structural engineering, so that each project solution could evolve from a shared understanding of the building’s response to project objectives, not from preconceived ideas or prior project experience.
Over the years, Saiful Bouquet recruited structural engineering leaders in every major market sector and construction type, and developed a very diverse portfolio. The company quickly grew to one of the largest pure structural engineering firms in California, while maintaining the accessibility and personal relationships of a small firm. Through weekly meetings, quarterly lunches, and annual retreats, Saiful Bouquet fosters proactive, service-oriented structural design and project management based on communication and collaboration with clients, partners and coworkers. The firm also promotes an open, collegial atmosphere of trust and sharing for its diverse engineering staff. The focus is always on long term relationships of mutual success.
This team-building approach also lends itself well to alternative project delivery methods. Saiful Bouquet has excelled in Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Lean Delivery and P3 projects, building strong relationships with architects, contractors, and developer partners. Regardless of the delivery method, Saiful Bouquet's passion to make the project successful and their ability to see the big picture, be proactive, think outside of the box, and be more than just structural engineers has earned them a reputation for engineering excellence. This is reflected in numerous endorsements from clients as well as awards of excellence from it's peers.
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