Farm Credit Building in Tulare

Farm Credit Building in Tulare

The newest addition to the Tulare landscape is the new Farm Credit West building, situated adjacent to Highway 99 and Cartmill Ave.   This new building combines their Visalia and Tulare branches into one central location while also serving as a regional training and meeting center for Farm Credit West.  The architect for this new 22,000 square foot building was TAE, Inc. and Lane Engineers provided the civil and structural engineering support...

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Nonbuilding Structures

Nonbuilding Structures

Many engineering firms (including ours) feature projects on their websites with large buildings and structures.  On the other hand, there are structures called nonbuilding structures that don’t always get a lot of attention but still require engineering analysis.  By code definition, nonbuilding structures include all self-supporting structures that carry gravity loads and that may be required to resist the effects of earthquakes.  Non-building...

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3D Scanning

3D Scanning

I was recently introduced to 3d scanning applications through our surveying supplier and saw some very exciting technology useful for an engineering firm like ours.  The image attached to this document is partially a picture, but it’s more than that because there is actual data behind some of the rendered images.  We conducted the demonstration on a local street intersection, and the scanner captured over 17 million points of data, and this...

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New COS Tulare Campus Opens

New COS Tulare Campus Opens

Lane Engineers is pleased to have provided all the structural engineering for the new COS Tulare Campus.  This is a project we will always be proud to be associated with. Phase 1 consisted of four main buildings.  The two main classroom buildings consisted of steel special moment resisting frames with concrete decks.  The elevated walkway connecting the two main buildings was constructed using concrete special moment resisting frames.  The...

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Lane Engineers Year in Review – 2012

Lane Engineers Year in Review – 2012

As the end of the year is quickly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our activities and accomplishments we enjoyed this year— a year in review, if you will. In the beginning of the year, we began acquiring licensure in multiple states to service our national clients.  Today we are registered in 25 states and are looking forward to adding more states next year. This spring, Aaron Oliver, P.E. and Wa Vang, P.E. earned...

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State Water Resources Board Renews Permits

State Water Resources Board Renews Permits

The State Water Resources Control Board has been aggressively renewing their storm water permits over the past couple of years; amongst the renewal was the new Construction General Permit, which was renewed in late 2009. Now at the end of 2012, all the provisions of the permit are in full effect.  Among the new requirements contained in the permit is the requirement for all Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) to prepared by a...

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