Construction Continues for Church in Glendale

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I was driving all over Los Angeles County like gas was going out of style. Lots of meetings and phone calls this past week. Our Civil Engineering firm has started to take more shape over the last year. We mainly work through referrals.  And what a great way to start the week being referred to a new project in Glendale. I was attending a meeting for this new project in Glendale when Low Impact Development (LID) was brought up. The problem to solve on new projects is how to handle treatment of stormwater and getting that… Continue reading…

Rough Grading with Big Kids Toys

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By some strange coincidence I was thinking of taking some time to gather my thoughts today and take a trip to Magic Mountain. And as I was trying to come up with a reason to not go, I got a call for some slight modifications to the grading plans in Santa Clarita for Enterprise Rental Car. I will say it again, I am a huge fan of cars and rollercoasters. What better way could I spend a few hours to give my brain a much needed break? I generally work seven days a week about… Continue reading…

To Civil Engineer a Grading Plan or Ridiculous Plan?

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B+W Engineering and Design did not start yesterday designing grading plans. But lately it feels like we are doing just that. What is a Civil Engineer company supposed to do? If we can’t beat them we must join them. If you have talked to me lately you may here a sort of confusion in trying to explain what is going on. Throughout the last few years we have had very smooth plan checks. Show a little more here, show some more detail there, show an elevation at a specific spot. I have chose to try… Continue reading…

Where are the Straighforward Grading Plans?

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Making our way through the backlog of plans and what do we have here? A grading plan for a residential property in Sherman Oaks. A hillside grading plan no less. The site itself has an existing house and garage. The terrain is sloping from the front of the property to the back. The only thing better than staring at the survey and siteplan is diving into the grading plans. There is Always a Solution to a Problem The low point of the new lowest portion of the deck is slightly above the lowest point of the street… Continue reading…

Rough Grading in Santa Clarita

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The main stop on my driving to different job sites was to check out the rough grading on our project for Enterprise Rental Car in Santa Clarita. There is a great feeling when arriving at a site, and seeing the site completely changed from the existing topography. A month or so ago the site was sunken in. And today the site is starting to resemble the design shown on the grading plans. A more simple way of putting this, is that before the site drained to the rear, and now the site will drain to… Continue reading…