Redondo Beach Grading Plan


The last few months have been pretty hectic. Not to mention a lot of our recent grading plans decided to come back on the same day from plancheck. Amazing. We are going back in with another grading plan that was sitting for a while. ¬†Along the way I tried really hard to use a new manufacturer for LID/SUSMP water tanks, but at the end of the day they dropped the ball on us. Not only that, but we ended up pushing some projects further back because I really liked what I was hearing. At the… Continue reading…

Hermosa Beach C-Sheet Near the Water

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We recently started a couple of new Hermosa Beach C-Sheets, which are always interesting to make these work. A C-Sheet is like a combination of a grading plan or drainage plan, and a public works improvement plan. After the first plan check, some other information will go onto the plan based on the plan checkers comments. Most of the time they want text added to say that anything in the public right of way cannot be taller than 42″. The C-Sheet is more than a grading plan in that respect. This particular C-Sheet has two… Continue reading…

Google Drive and the Cloud


I made an earlier blog post, Synology, NAS, Cloud Sync and Backups, about how we were able to incorporate Google Drive with our NAS for backups and syncing of files. Since we were the first ones talking about doing this with Beta software in a business environment I figure now is a great time for an update. What lead me to this post is after I was showing my Mom how she could use Google Drive for one of the clubs that she is in. I think she found it very useful that she could… Continue reading…

Bethlehem Steel Documentary


Found this great documentary video on the history of Bethlehem Steel. Some serious US History. Businessmen, war, unions, women in the workforce, immigrant workers, engineers, just everything great about this country. And steel!

Redondo Beach Residential Under Construction


I decided to take a drive down to Redondo Beach today to see how our grading plans are going as they are now under construction. [Show as slideshow] I can’t wait to see the sump pump install as well as the final retaining walls wrapping the property. These grading plans were detailed to say the least. The plan check process seemed over the top as well. But in the end this property is going to be very nice with a little pocket view of the ocean from at least one of the units.