Building Information Modeling

BIM is quickly becoming standard practice in building design. Using 3-D design and simulation software, CB Engineers can create living, breathing prototypes of built environments long before contractors break ground. This allows us to do a lot of good things: model a building’s performance, spot design clashes before they happen, optimize energy consumption, and select equipment that’s the right size for the space. By streamlining design and construction, BIM makes everyone’s life a little easier.

Building Technologies

CB Engineers has led the technology implementation process for some of Silicon Valley’s most complex companies. We stay on the front lines of new building technology to offer sophisticated infrastructure designs, from high-speed networks and building automation systems to security and utility coordination. We rely on extensive contacts within regional utility companies to usher plans through planning and approval. Our work keeps companies connected.


CB Engineers’ integrated commissioning process validates a system’s design intent and the owner’s project requirements—from planning and design through construction and operation. Through a collaborative process of verification, testing and training, we oversee commissioning for new buildings, retrofitted buildings, installed systems and LEED certification. In each commissioning project we undertake, we aim to improve the initial design, boost performance, and raise the value of the client’s investment.

MEP Engineering

CB Engineers creates MEP systems that help people thrive. We start from the perspective of the people who inhabit our buildings, designing elegant, intelligent MEP systems around their behaviors and needs. It’s a different approach than many engineering firms take. We believe in it because it works.

Mission-Critical Infrastructure

When companies boast about things like scale, security and 99.9% uptime, CB Engineers helps them keep their promises. We design power and switching infrastructure for datacenters, call centers, server farms and other mission-critical systems. We use the latest standards to support synchronization, redundancy and high availability. Because in the 21st century, there’s no good time to be down.

Sustainability Consulting

For 20+ years, CB Engineers has upheld a commitment to environmental sustainability. Rather than considering sustainability a business tradeoff, we show how it contributes to our clients’ success. We use advanced analytical tools to assess a project’s performance. By optimizing the efficiency of our systems, we reduce demand for resources, save on lifecycle costs and ultimately make our clients stronger.


CB Engineers makes it simple and painless to connect projects to utilities such as electrical, gas, broadband, telephone, and CATV. We serve as the lead facilitators, coordinating with the whole project team to select and implement services at the right scale for the project. We also work closely with utility companies, and we’ve earned a reputation for being able to secure complete, comprehensive permits on short timelines.


CB Engineers has helped bring to life flagship buildings for some of the world’s most interesting companies. In our commercial work, we offer more than just high-efficiency systems and space-saving design. We offer creative thinking.

Distinguished Homes

We work with architects of distinction to create comfortable, convenient living spaces for clients. We make the concept of “dwelling” little bit smarter, integrating sustainable designs without compromising on comfort, functionality or architectural vision.


CB Engineers works alongside educators, school districts, developers and architects to engineer facilities for primary, secondary, and higher education. We specialize in engineering flexible environments to accommodate different types of learners, diverse pedagogical styles, and rapidly changing technology.


CB Engineers serves clients in city, regional and national governments. Our experience ranges from libraries and municipal offices to courthouses and state health centers. In all of our public-sector work we strive to implement the best human-centered designs, while making responsible use of our common natural and financial resources.


We take a sustainability-first approach to engineering hospitality facilities. We led the engineering design for Disney’s first LEED®-certified resort, in addition to award-winning resorts, destination spas, country clubs, boutique hotels and national hotel chains.


The best place to look for our residential work is along the skylines of America’s largest cities. Our engineering work has energized major residential projects in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. Leading with sustainability and efficient energy use, we engineer residences for life.


Designing a 21st-century sports facility brings together all the engineering challenges of a commercial property, retail center, public landscaping project and major public infrastructure installation. This is where CB Engineers thrives. Sports projects give us the widest reach for creative thinking and convergent design—and they’ve yielded some pretty inventive engineering.


Here are some of the exceptional people we’ve worked with over the years.

Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
Architecture International, Ltd.
Ayala Land, Inc. – Philippines
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Bovis Lend Lease
Crescent Heights
DES Architects
Frank Gehry
Handel Architects

Heller Manus Architects
HKS Architects
Hornberger + Worstell Architects
Kilroy Realty
Kwan Henmi Architects
LMN Architects
Mclarand, Vasquez & Partners Int’l, Inc.
Millenium Partners
Mulvanny G2

Renzo Piano Workshop
Rob Wellington Quigley Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
SCB Architects
Studio Gang Architects
The Related Companies
URS Corporation
Walt Disney Company
WCIT Architecture
Wilson Meany Sullivan