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 I have to be careful on our software, as some Civil Engineering software is outdated to the point I am running Virtual Machines with an old version of Windows to do… Continue reading…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…

Server Upgrade Time

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Yes we are still here. If posting appears slower, its only because things are too hectic. Even moving, compressing, and then watermarking pictures is starting to eat up time I would rather use taking a break from the screen. Even though we are extremely busy, I needed to pay some attention to the computer gear which I have been neglecting for too long. Now that its about all over with,  I figure this is a good time to at least update the blog. No, nothing related to the work PC’s. But more to do with how everything… Continue reading…

Construction Continues on Church Grading

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I have been pretty right about this year so far. We have been swamped with new work that I don’t see an end to that for a while. I will continue to say this is a great problem to have. But as the days go by fast I forget to update the website. We have some interesting projects coming up, but i can’t talk about those just yet. I dropped off some grading plans and sump pump design for a new single family residence in Redondo Beach in Glendale earlier today and decided to swing… Continue reading…

Slope Analysis and General Thoughts

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One of the projects I was very excited to work on is finally going full steam ahead. After coming up with a rough street design, and now grading of the first of three houses, its time to start submitting whatever we have to get the permits process going. The slope analysis is first in the long line of submittals being prepared. There isn’t anything out of the ordinary with this plan except that normally the surveyors create them. I like working with surfaces and playing around with models. It breaks up the plan design quite… Continue reading…