Virtual Reality and Engineering?

Virtual Reality and Engineering?

I ran across a product recently called Google Cardboard. It’s been around for a few years now, but it never crossed my path until recently. Google Cardboard is a very inexpensive virtual reality (VR) platform. It’s a very ingenious device to bring VR to the masses. Google doesn’t actually sell the device, but makes their specifications available for anyone wishing to construct one of their own. It just so happened that when I discovered this...

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Grooved Borders are to Become a Thing of the Past

Grooved Borders are to Become a Thing of the Past

Beginning July 1, 2015, the 2013 California Building Code will be removing the requirement for grooved borders at curb ramps, blended transitions and islands. Grooved borders consisted of a 12” wide series of grooves ¼” wide by ¼” deep at ¾” on center along the top of the curb ramp at the level surface of the top landing and at the outside edges of the flared sides. The reason for the grooved border requirement being eliminated is grooves do...

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Lane Engineers Year in Review

Lane Engineers Year in Review

Lane Engineers Year in Review 2014 December is always a good time to take a moment and reflect back on the past year’s accomplishments. We can definitely say things are looking positive for Lane Engineers, Inc. We hired a new Engineer-in-Training to better serve our clients and to address the additional workload we experienced over this past year. Kevin Nunes, EIT, is a Tulare native and a Civil Engineering graduate from University of...

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Earthquake Safety: Nonstructural Elements

Earthquake Safety:  Nonstructural Elements

A message from DSA: On the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, we’d like to remind everyone of potential safety hazards that can occur from nonstructural features including mechanical systems, ceiling systems, partitions, light fixtures, furnishings, and other building contents.   The Guide and Checklist for Nonstructural Earthquake Hazards in California Schools (PDF – 454 KB) is available on the Division of the State...

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INTERNnect

INTERNnect

Lane Engineers has been involved with a student mentoring program, INTERNnect, led by Mangini Associates – TPM, since 2013. The INTERNnect program is an extra-curricular program that seeks to nurture an architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) career interest amongst high school students. The program provides a project-based learning experience by facilitating a team-design competition using basic architecture, engineering and construction...

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2013 Year End Review

2013 Year End Review

As we look back over this past year, there are several key economic indicators that perhaps the worst is behind us and we can be cautiously optimistic about the future.  Our entire staff is back to working full time and have even had to put in overtime on a number of occasions.  We even recently hired a new engineer intern to help out with the workload.  We also completely overhauled every staff members’ workstations along with our servers to...

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