Section of CA Hwy 1 Falls into the Ocean

Check out these great images of before and after a landslide occurred at Hwy. 1 the Coast Highway. It’s a magnificent stretch of roadway, that is now going to take months to dig out. We frequent the highway when we can on trips up to San Francisco. See the attached article for more detail. We’re […]

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Painting is fun!

Here’s a quick post. We usually deal with parking lot design, and a big part of that design is actually the striping and how everything lays out in a parking lot. We look at safety for vehicles and pedestrians, efficiency both in maximizing the amount of  parking spaces without sacrificing patron’s vehicles doors from dings […]

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Future Civil Engineers

On Friday March 24 th, Del Sur Elementary School had their Annual Science day. I had the opportunity to talk about what Civil Engineering is. Most people outside of the development world don’t know what Civil is, so explaining it to some wide eyed (or sleeping) kids is always fun. I keep it general obviously, and […]

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It’s a Portal to another Dimension!

Check out this spillway in action at Lake Berryessa in Napa County California. As you may already know, California is receiving an atmospheric river of precipitation. The spillway on this dam kicks in like a bathtub drain. The outlet is at the bottom of the dam to the Putah creek. It looks like they needed […]

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Urban Planning and Walkability

Great little TED talk by Jeff Speck about the importance of planning and things that can be changed to make a city more walkable. We like the insights into properly planning these spaces and how major shifts in thinking have affected walkablilty. Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable – Via TED

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City Layouts

You can tell a surprising amount from a city’s street layout. Here’s a cool breakdown on some famous cities. Geoff breaks down the reasons behind the different shapes, and offers unique insight into how these blocks and streets came to be. Square-Mile Street Network Visualization – Geoff Boeing

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BAM! Brogan.

Update article on the Hyperloop. Can’t wait to zoom to the east coast in 4 min. from San Diego. A Star Engineer Just Launched His Own Hyperloop Outfit, ‘Arrivo’ – WIRED.

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Rolling with the collision

Hitting a guard rail is no fun, but this company has come up with a guardrail system that transfers all that kinetic energy into rotational energy to help reduce the impact of the initial collision. Forgive the uplifting new age music that is juxtaposed to a violent automobile crash.

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San Diego Adopts Urban Forestry Program

San Diego adopts Urban Forestry Program to increase our tree canopy from 13% to 35% over the next 20 years. Trees have significant impact on our lives, and in a Civil Engineering sense, our stormwater, storm water runoff and water quality. See more after the break. San Diego Urban Forestry Increase – Via San Diego […]

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Viral Roads!

This video is going viral, and no one really knows why. Perhaps it’s the fascination of not seeing a road built before your eyes. It is usually associated with orange cones and traffic, but from this drone footage, it all seems to look like a timelapse being built. Check it out! We won’t judge if […]

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