Long Beach. Several
custom-designed 3 story beach houses for a Builder/Developer.
Woodland Hills. Custom two story residence.
Grade beam on pile foundation system. Steel moment-frames combine with high-strength shear-walls to resist earthquake forces.
Laguna Niguel. Three story mansion above underground parking garage. Large glass curtain walls. Many
custom architectural details.
Beverly Hills. Large addition to an existing residence.
California. Three story 'spec' home project. Supported on 'mat' foundation.
Cell-site designs for many
existing buildings throughout the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Telecommunication equipment cabinets
added to roofs, inside existing rooms, or on slabs at ground-level. Antenna-structures of steel and FRP
(Fiberglass-reinforced plastic); many innovative 'stealth-structures' to conceal the antennas which
power the cell-phone system.
New 20,000 sq. ft. store in Santa Monica. Lateral forces resisted by Special
Moment Frames designed to FEMA 350 specifications. Cutting-edge architecture required responsive and innovative structural
Major tenant improvement and seismic upgrade of 36,000 sq. ft. tilt-up building in Orange,
Four-unit condominium development in Redondo Beach.
Irvine. Tower made of FRP (Fiberglass-reinforced plastic) addition
to major shopping center building. Roof needed extensive structural work to support 10 tons of additional load.
library-building project in Newport Beach. Extensive computer analysis required for steel
frames taking seismic load.
Honolulu. Tripler Hospital Addition and rehabilitation of various reinforced
San Francisco. Shoring calculations for deep foundation excavations. Prestressed
Unusual Design Project: Outdoor pedestal-base to support a full-size jet-fighter
plane in Irvine's Bill Barber Community Park.
SEISMIC UPGRADE AND RETROFIT:
Added a large chiller unit to existing roof structure. Seismic restraints needed upgrading.
LA City. Pipes and mechanical
units required earthquake bracing on roof of large building.
Long Beach. Additions to existing residences. Bring
existing structures up to code. Extensive remodels.
Newport Beach. Added third story to existing residence.
RESIDENT ENGINEER EXPERIENCE:
Railroad Bridge in
Santa Cruz. Precast piles supporting concrete piers. Prestressed girders. Difficult site conditions.
Airport, Hilo, Hawaii. Concrete and timber airport building structures. [It was here on the Big Island that my first
son was born during a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.]
New Don Pedro Dam Project, La Grange, California.
Divert the Tuolumne river, dig the gold-flake out of the rocks, build a 750' high earth-fill dam in the foothills of
the Sierra Nevada: what fun for a graduate engineer!
of 100 tract-home development in Ventura. Post-tensioned concrete slabs on grade.
Typical examples: (1) home-owner
requires an inspection report to satisfy a building department notice, (2) real estate transaction needs report to close escrow,
(3) mortgage company calls for explanation of building settlement effects observed by appraiser.