Save Some Water for the Fish


Water doesn’t grow on trees. Water won’t magically appear by throwing money into thin air. Conservation is a good measure that everyone can take until the drought is over. My previous post, Aging Infrastructure, also mentions that Los Angeles infrastructure could use some much needed rehab. A graphics artist, Alvaro Valiño, made this animated picture showing the LA Times infographic article about the current drought in California.  

Aging Infrastructure

No Dumping This Drains to the Ocean

Another broken water main, this time in Beverly Hills. Does anyone else notice a recent pattern? Not only is Southern California in a massive drought, but now water is literally being poured down the storm drains. I keep a running joke in my head that California can’t be in a drought because there is no mandatory water rationing. But i know better than that, so what’s going on? The last time there were drought conditions water mains were breaking left and right all over Los Angeles County. And here we go again with little news… Continue reading…

Construction in Glendale Continues


After a meeting with the City of Glendale for our next project for Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Glendale Ave., I decided it was time to see how construction is coming along for our Church project in Montrose. The progress is coming along nicely for one of the many Civil Engineering projects throughout Los Angeles County that we have under construction currently. There isn’t too much to say about the project at this point. The basement walls are going in. The 1st floor’s pad is graded. I seem to never catch any people on the site working.… Continue reading…

Sump Pump Installed in Glendale


Its been a very busy hectic week for this Civil Engineering company. So what should I do when we are swamped? Take a break and visit a job site. And I also get a chance to take some pictures of a Sump Pump that we designed for the grading plans in the City of Glendale. Backyard Remodel The sump pump for this project in the City of Glendale was smaller than we normally design for stormwater collection. The house was getting a new pool. And along with this pool, the client decided to raise part… Continue reading…

Sherman Oaks Grading Plans Approved


We had our grading plans approved for a larger single family house addition in Sherman Oaks. That’s two projects two days in a row that were approved. Draining the Stormwater to Where? What a wild ride these grading plans took us on. The original design didn’t change very much. I don’t agree that what the Sanitation section of LADBS wanted us to design is better than the original design. But we have to give and take whenever we can. There was a lot of giving on these grading plans. The original design had us draining… Continue reading…