The Concept of Grading a Hillside in Highland Park

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As easily buildable vacant lots around Los Angeles become harder to come by we are starting to see some very interesting grading projects pop up.  The latest grading plan that we are working on is for a single family residence in Highland Park. What better way to update the blog than by talking about this particular project.  First the design is stepped from the front to back.  There is a garage at the front of the property line.  Then you walk up some stairs to the entrance level.  From there you can go up to… Continue reading…

Civil Engineer Grading El Segundo House

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I went to stop at a few different job sites since I would be in El Segundo.  Its always nice to see our Civil Engineer grading work in progress.  Today did not disappoint. I got a call from the contractor on this particular job asking if they could use a smaller trench drain.  We generally oversize these trench drain as we will get asked to use a smaller width drain.  The ultimate goal is that we don’t want small drains that can have water flow over and flood the garage.  I am glad anytime we… Continue reading…

Santa Clarita Grading Plan Concept Almost Like Precise Engineering

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So after a few meetings with the architect, Kazanchyan Designs, going over some different designs that we came up with, we decided to go a certain direction with the grading plans in Santa Clarita. Nothing too special going on with this Civil Engineering project.  The major constraints are that the low point in the street is smack dab in the middle of the property line.  Normally we get a little more slope to work with as the street has a highpoint going to a lowpoint fronting the property.  Okay so we came up with a… Continue reading…

Construction at Lankershim Job Site Continues

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Today we had a kick off meeting with the North Hollywood project developer, Chandler Partners, for their next project in Venice.  So after we wrapped up our portion we drove over to the project under construction on Lankershim. As we walked onto the site we were given hard hats to get a bit closer to the construction.  We also got to speak to the Foreman about the job.  As soon as we said we were the Civil Engineers who designed the grading plans he asked, “B+W Engineering?”.  I like hearing other people say our company… Continue reading…

I Thought Today Would Be a Holiday

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Today is a holiday so I thought okay time to finish up a few projects and get started on some others.  No one is going to need a Civil Engineer today right?  According to my email and call log, this was not a holiday at all!  The Civil Engineering continues to pick up.  Not a bad way to spend what I thought would be a nice and relaxing day and take it easy over the three day holiday weekend. So it starts.  Our project that just won’t get approved, the developer is calling and texting… Continue reading…