Rainy Days

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Rainy days are the best days. I had a chance to check out a possible new project site in La Crescenta  If ever possible when approaching a site with a problem I like to give many options. Mostly options that are the cheapest, possibly free, solutions to fixing what could end up being a drainage nightmare. Thankfully the homeowner showed me a video of a decent amount of stormwater flow coming through his backyard. I looked all around and could not figure out where the water was coming from. Can’t even bother with pictures as… Continue reading…

Hectic Holidays

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Time for another update as we go through the Holiday rush, push or crush. The Low Impact Development is really causing some headaches on most of our projects. From asking around it sounds like everyone is having the same issues, how do you fit the mitigation onsite? As just about every City in LA County switches over to LA County standards I am starting to see what works and what doesn’t work on each project. I would say in about 6 months we should have this down a bit better. I don’t think anyone would… Continue reading…

Christian Life Church Completed

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The Christian Life Church in Montrose or Glendale, has been one of my favorite projects to take pictures of, as I was able to catch the construction from the beginning to end with pictures. This was also one of the more interesting lots to design as we tied in so much existing into proposed along with changing how the right of way worked. And since I prefer to post pictures of our projects more than anything on this blog, lets begin. Starting out the parking lot was repaved. While it was repaved we also had… Continue reading…

Los Angeles Low Impact Development Changing AGAIN

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As we are swamped with grading plans with no end in site, the City of Los Angeles has changed their Low Impact Development (LID) requirements today. We submitted our last project late last week before we head into new territory. I do not know what to expect, I do not know what the sanitation department will accept, its just going to be very new. Before we could size a planter box, drywells, infiltration tanks based on the 3/4″ storm calculations, which is a volume number. Now we may also have to design based on a flowrate.… Continue reading…

Need Some Updates

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This is the longest the B+W Engineering and Design blog has not been updated since we have been in business. I told myself early on always keep the website updated no matter what. One month is long enough. Now I just have a camera full of pictures, example of plans, and a bunch of other things that will probably not be posted,  though some stories possibly. I added some projects to the main website.  I am still looking at every business card we get, to see how their website looks. Change is good. Why not… Continue reading…