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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…

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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…

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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…

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I went to a couple of job sites to see their status, in particular, Enterprise Rental Car, Santa Clarita. And decided while I am out, why not see how the Church grading was going. I haven’t heard anything about this project since the grading plans were approved back in December. Even to the point during a meeting with the plan checker at the City of Glendale asking how the progress was going. To my pleasant surprise, the Church grading is going full steam ahead. What a great picture to see when driving up to the site.… Continue reading…

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Drainage is the process of diverting stormwater that percolates through pervious or impervious, with the help of a system of drains and then directs that stormwater to an outlet, usually a storm drain system in the street. There are a few different designs that we use for proper drainage; sump pump, downspout, catch basin, area drain, trench drain, french drain, and they all lead to the storm drain in the street. Drainage – Sump Pump The Sump Pump helps convey stormwater from the low point of the property to the high point.  The sump pump… Continue reading…

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We have been looking around for a few months to redo the website. The main goal was to have the site easily legible on a tablet or phone.  Since I have noticed a lot of iPads browsing the homepage and blog.  Next was to try to organize everything so its easier to find.  We also wanted the main information easier to see no matter where you are at.  Obviously the contact us page and phone number are very important to see on every page, even the blog.  And to go one step further a simple… Continue reading…

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What Civil Engineers Do
Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

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Work Environment
Civil engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, many spend time outdoors at construction sites so they can monitor operations or solve problems onsite. Most work full time.

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We are dedicated to providing professional and innovative service for our clients covering a wide variety of Civil, Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Geotechnical and Environmental projects.

Our services include, but are not limited to, site visits, concept design, concept development, construction documentation and liaison with architects, builders, contractors and government authorities. These services will ensure the co-ordinated and smooth running of your project.

Call us today to find out how Civil and Structural Engineering Design Services can enhance and assist with the timeliness of your project.

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Commercial surveys
B&W can provide a comprehensive Survey and Report service on all forms of Commercial premises, including Shop units, Office blocks, Industrial developments and Department stores. Surveys are designed to safeguard and inform prospective purchasers, including ‘fully repairing lease’ buyers.

Redevelopment and conversion of existing buildings
We have extensive experience in the conversion of mills, cinemas and other redundant buildings to apartments, offices and retail units.

Industrial development
B&W can provide a comprehensive design service, ranging from the design of steel framed industrial units through to gantries and supports for industrial processes and machinery. We have experience within many industries, such as general manufacturing, food production, warehousing and agriculture.

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Grading plans are checked by both the Structural Plan Check and the Grading Sections. Grading plans submitted together with building plans are reviewed by structural plan check engineers, unless substantial site grading for cut and fill are shown on plans. The Grading Section is responsible for reviewing grading only plans for: tract grading, mass grading, slope repairs, landslides and substantial cut and fill jobs in hillside areas. All grading plans are submitted to the Coordinating Section.

Plans shall be filed and approved by the Department before any permit is issued for the following:

Slope repairs
Landslide repairs or removal
Tract Grading
Mass Grading
Site preparation
Removal and re-compaction for building pads
Basement excavations for new buildings in Hillside area
Pool excavations for new pools in Hillside area
Retaining walls cuts, back-cuts and back-fill

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