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Virtual Reality and Engineering?

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 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 cool device, I had a very bright high school intern in my office. I challenged him to make the 2.0...

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Grooved Borders are to Become a Thing of the Past

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in News | Comments Off on 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 not meet ADA standards because they are too similar to the surrounding surface to be properly...

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Lane Engineers Year in Review

Posted by on December 23, 2014 in News | Comments Off on 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 California, Davis. Besides quickly learning the civil engineering side of our company, Kevin has taken an...

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Earthquake Safety: Nonstructural Elements

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in News | Comments Off on 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 Architect (DSA) website. This publication was a collaborative project between the following entities:...

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INTERNnect

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in News | Comments Off on 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 knowledge and principles. Throughout the design competition, students are guided along and mentored...

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2013 Year End Review

Posted by on December 27, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 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 run the latest CAD and BIM software.  Our surveying department purchased new GPS equipment to gain...

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Farm Credit Building in Tulare

Posted by on November 15, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 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 along with all the land surveying for this...

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Nonbuilding Structures

Posted by on June 7, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 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 structures are all around us and can include storage racks for warehouse clubs, communication...

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3D Scanning

Posted by on April 5, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 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 “image” is the result of the scan.  X, Y, and Z coordinates can be garnered from this scan to produce...

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New COS Tulare Campus Opens

Posted by on January 11, 2013 in News | Comments Off on 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 third building is a welding training facility utilizing steel moment resisting frames as part of its...

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