Passion

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Sometimes the days drag on because I am taking phone calls and dealing with too many emails. All while I need to get the next project out. Designing is my passion. Not just grading plans, or whatever else B+W does, but pretty much anything I do. The other day I used monstrosity to describe our home theater setup. Not so much as its a pain to work, but I wanted something that could easily be used by anyone coming over. Its all hidden except the TV, and can be controlled by whatever iOS or Android… Continue reading…

Glendale Mixed-Use Apartment Construction Phase 2

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I have been meaning to get out here for a while to see the progress on this project in Glendale. The last hurdle from the grading plans was installing the drywell. The most interesting design element of this this site is that phase 1 and phase 2 are a few inches apart and do not touch. Also the lowest parking level can only be entered from the other street. This picture shows the temporary construction driveway that looks close enough to the excavation plans. So phase 2 underground parking can only be driven into from… Continue reading…

Additional Domain Name

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This has been quite a hectic year. We are a bit over halfway there and normally there is a Summer lull, but once again, phone calls from new clients are consistent with a construction boom. The calls are catching most everyone off guard. No one is complaining. With the amount of phone calls we are taking in, I knew we needed to find a better email address to give out over the phone. Something that anyone could remember after hearing the name once. Even when google first started out, that odd sounding word was so… Continue reading…

IPv6 is Enabled

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Sometimes its fun to be on the bleeding edge of technology. Its funny how many things I was an early adopter for and had to hack my way through the problems to get the things working. Recently I was able to hack my way into making a monitor work in a way its not supposed to, just to see if I could do it. I have to be careful on our software, as some Civil Engineering software is outdated to the point I am running Virtual Machines with an old version of Windows to do… Continue reading…

Hollywood Hills Grading and House Concept

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The last few weeks have been interesting to say the least. The Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale will be getting a lot of offsite work added to the list. A couple of hillside projects are going to be pushing the limits. So much in fact that I am taking inspiration from each project to design the other. None of the complex hillside residential grading projects that we have, are under a quick get it out there door timeline, except the below project in the Hollywood Hills. All of these need a lot of thought… Continue reading…