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Altus recognizes design as the catalyst that directs the rest of the construction process. We are made up of designers that have worked in the construction field that understand the entire process. 

Every client's needs are unique. Our goal is to get you to the finish with what you want within budget. We are honest with you about what you can expect and what may or may not delay the process or increase the cost. 

We offer several design services and can do conceptual layouts along with renderings to get the process started and headed in a defined direction. We do both commercial and residential projects and some that fall in between. 

Please contact us for a free consultation, you will talk to someone that cares as much as you do about getting you through the process.


Construction and building permits are required for most construction in California. The requirements vary by jurisdiction and we will get you through the entire process. 


After preparing the architectural portion of your project we have experienced staff that go through the submittal process. It can take several hours to maneuver through your local community development department. We have established relationships with many building officials and permit technicians to facilitate and expedite this process. What many people dread to get involved in, we accept this phase as a challenge.

The type of plan set you will need to submit to your local jurisdiction really depends on the scope of your project and the local requirements. We will find out what those are so you receive accurate plans that expedite approval.

Title 24-Calgreen

California energy efficiency standards, known as Title 24, were established to reduce energy waste and costs and to improve residents comfort. The codes are updated every three years to ensure the incorporation of new technologies. According to California energy efficiency standards, a permit for constructing new residential and commercial buildings, making additions and alterations is not issued unless you have a proof of compliance with these codes. 

The Calgreen checklist is also required on different types of projects. Our staff can get you your permit plans, checklist, and inspector sign off quickly. We will help you understand how to reduce the costs associated with your CalGreen permit.  Our process ensures professional and economical permit documents and an itemized checklist for construction by making sure certain job site measures are taken i.e: testing moisture content of lumber before close in, managing job site waste and recycling to minimize landfill deposits, verifying water saving fixtures and promoting public transit.


Basically, we can handle all of this for you.

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