Our First Drywell Design Under a Building

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The blog has not been updated for a variety of reasons. One is that I went on a much needed vacation where I was told no working. I already need another one of those. I think some would be surprised just how many of these projects were being worked on while I was out of the country, either in a hotel room or while flying. But this biggest challenge since I got back was this redesign for a project in Glendale. The original project was a 0.76 acre mixed use building a couple of blocks… Continue reading…

Church Construction Continues

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Driving around the City has lead me to a few of the projects that I like to follow closely. The grading plan for the Christian Life Church in Montrose was our project that got us close to one of the plan checkers at the City of Glendale. In a very short period of time we have picked up quite a bit of grading of plans in the City of Glendale, as well as some structural work. The Church is really looking like a Church. From the Architect’s renderings, this building is going to look great.… Continue reading…

Parking Lot Loading Dock Filled

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I had a chance to check out another finished drainage project in El Segundo. The new portion of the parking lot looks great and ties into the existing really well. The original lot had another loading dock for trucks to back into. The client wanted to fill this area in to add more parking and to be able to back trucks into the warehouse. The new concrete area was tied into the existing in a way that would not require sump pumps for the addition. The existing grade of the parking lot left very little… Continue reading…

Chevy Chase Country Club Expansion in Glendale Approved

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What has felt like forever, the Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale was approved for expansion last week.┬áIf its not clear, we supported this project from the beginning stages. I sat through the various hearings and only later on into the process was there anyone who had issues with the proposed expansion. The various consultants working on the project did a great job to help enhance the existing area surrounding the country club and golf course. For us, we engineered the conceptual grading plans. I wanted to be sure no one was going to rip… Continue reading…

Concrete Pour as We Redesign the Grading Plans

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No one ever wants to hear that its time to revise the grading plans and drainage as Phase 1 is under construction. And that is the exact situation we are in. The developer decided to go forward with Phase 2 and Phase 1 was approved. The problem with this is that the City of Glendale wants to treat the entire site as one for drainage. Stormwater mitigation becomes much more tricky. Grading Plan Changes The grading plans change just enough to make this a completely new plan check. Yes, while the building is going up,… Continue reading…