SAVING MONEY ON A SAGGING FLOOR IN A SAGGING ECONOMY

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Engineering work, Newsletter 2012-12-21

Recently we were approached by a home owner whose hillside garage floor was sagging. The site visit revealed the floor members were still healthy, free of dry rot and termite, but that the previous owner had put a very heavy tile floor on top of the existing floor, causing the excessive deflection. Several contractors suggested […]

WE HELPED SD AIRPORT EXPANSION TAKE OFF

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Engineering work, Newsletter 2012-12-21

The San Diego International Airport is celebrating the largest expansion in its 81-year history with the $1 billion “Green Build” Terminal Development Program. The project includes 10 new jet gates at Terminal 2 West, expanded dining and shopping, as well as terminal, roadway, parking and airfield improvements, as well as a new USO facility near […]

THE NEW SECOND UNIT – RENTAL OR PARENTAL

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Engineering work, Newsletter 2013-08-06

As everybody knows, there was always the possibility of building a “granny unit”, or “recreation room” in addition to an existing single family dwelling on an R-1 zoned lot. These structures could not have a kitchen, because that would have created a “second unit”. The City of Los Angeles recently changed the zoning to allow […]