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Our engineers adapted the Clark County prototype design for California, achieved Division of State Architect (DSA) approval for the design, and provided Construction Administration. 

We worked with the Architects, Perkins+Will, to meet energy efficiency criteria established by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).  CHPS criteria addresses material selection, energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and innovation.  These criteria were interwoven into this project’s four concrete tilt-up buildings.

The design features included a bridge; a two-story, exterior courtyard with full-height glazing; and a high roof canopy with glazing and clerestories.  Full-height steel frames cantilevered from select insulated tilt-up panels to support perforated aluminum decking in order to shade south and east exterior walls of the buildings.


Structural Engineering Design  | Construction Phase


Burton, CA


Our engineers have worked closely with DLR Group and Vernon Edwards Constructors (VEC) for more than five years on a large project involving forensic investigation of almost 120 structures at twelve campuses within Santa Maria Bonita School District (SMBSD), including an existing steel framed bridge spanning between two-story classroom buildings.

Although aspects of this project have involved ample logistical challenges and extremely tight schedules, we have successfully completed the seismic retrofits of five existing two-story buildings and three elevator towers, the stabilization of nine stair landings and over 240 mechanical units, the remediation of an existing bridge and two decorative towers, and obtained DSA approval of seven more seismic retrofits slated for construction in the future.


Structural Engineering Design |  Construction Phase  | Observation


Santa Maria, CA

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