Although demand for housing in the area was rising rapidly, development of a new apartment complex in Rialto, California, had stalled. Estimates for the complex’s framing costs were coming in high, and the project just wasn’t penciling out. So the developer, Barbara Monroy of BM Investments Company, took a fresh look at the design of the project.

At the advice of her framing contractor, Monroy turned to Amir Deihimi, PE, of Core Structure, Inc., who helped identify ways to build the project more efficiently while maintaining the structural integrity of the buildings.