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MCA provides building enclosure consulting services for a wide variety of project types and buildings all throughout California.


Our Process

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. tailors our services to each unique project.



MCA provides all services related to building enclosure consulting including testing, inspection,
investigation, consultation, and design.


About Us

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. has been providing building enclosure consulting services since 1963.



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Our Company

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. is a minority-owned and managed, SBE and SBA-LBE certified Architecture and Engineering firm with offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Long Beach, California.

Founded in 1963, we have specialized in exterior building enclosure consulting projects by providing design consultation, new construction peer review, diagnostic/remedial rehabilitation, schematic design, construction budgeting, design development, construction documentation and specifications, bidding and contract services, construction administration, specialty testing, building condition assessments, and construction monitoring, complemented by a working understanding of the legal procedures involved in litigating defective buildings.

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Northern California

Office location

Central Valley California


Southern California


Our Process

McGinnis Chen Associates Inc. provides a wide variety of services related to building enclosure consulting. Each project is unique and requires a specialized approach. McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc tailors our services to each individual client and project’s needs.

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Our Services

McGinnis Chen Associates, Inc. is highly experienced in providing the following services for the building enclosure:

Construction Documents

Peer Review

Construction Defect Litigation Support

Construction Contract Administration

Historic Preservation

Third-Party Independent Observation

Property Condition Assessment

Remedial Architecture

Building Enclosure Investigation

Government-Mandated Inspections

Building Enclosure Commissioning

Field Quality Control Testing

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