Structural plans are detailed technical drawings that illustrate the design and layout of the structural components of a building, including foundations, walls, columns, beams, and other load-bearing elements. Here are some reasons why structural plans are important:

  1. Ensure structural integrity: Structural plans help to ensure that a building is structurally sound, able to withstand the anticipated loads, and can resist any seismic, wind, or other environmental hazards.
  2. Compliance: Compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations is essential for any construction project or development, and structural plans are often a critical component of regulatory compliance.
  3. Cost savings: Effective structural planning can result in significant cost savings over time by minimizing the need for repairs and maintenance, and increasing the lifespan of the building.
  4. Safety: Structural plans ensure that a building is designed and constructed in a way that minimizes the risk of collapse or other hazards.
  5. Design optimization: Structural plans help to optimize the design of the building, ensuring that the structural components are designed and installed in a way that maximizes the use of available space, and minimizes the amount of material required.

Overall, structural plans are an essential component of any construction project or development, as they ensure that the building is structurally sound, safe, and compliant with regulations. It is important to work with experienced professionals who can help design and implement effective structural plans that are tailored to the specific needs of the project.

Founded in 1982, The Eden Group is a civil and structural engineering company based out of Los Angeles and Big Bear Lake. We have a team of professional licensed engineers to help move your project from A to Z. Our services include pre-development phase, research and design, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction management among others.


With over 2,200 projects completed, we have accumulated the knowledge and expertise to work on any project, big or small, residential, or commercial, and all in-between. Over the years we have built great relations with city officials and city departments which gives us an advantage in processing plans and moving projects forward in an efficient, cost effective, and timely manner.