STRUCTURAL PROJECTS

PetSmart, Santa Ana

Industry:     Retail

Services:     High-Piled Storage 

This pet supply store was sited by the local fire authority for high piled storage (HPS). The retail store had existing permitted and unpermitted HPS. The scope of this project included Fire protection, and Structural engineering. Confirmed integrity of existing racks, upgraded anchor bolts for increased load.

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S Hill Street, Los Angeles

Industry:     High-Rise

Services:     Structural, Mechanical Equipment

Structural engineering to replace a chiller on historic 13-story downtown building in the jewelry district.

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Vista Hogar, Newport Beach

Industry:     Residential 

Services:     Remodel Plans and Calculations, Wall Removal, Remodel

Created complete set of architectural and structural plans and calculations for removal of two walls separating the kitchen from the living and dining rooms in a 2-story town-home. The pantry was be replaced with an island, FAU moved to attic, and tank-less water heater added. additional bathroom added to second story. Master and bedroom closets reconfigured.

Cromwell Drive, Tustin

Industry:     Residential

Services:     Structural, Construction Defects

This project was initially designed by another team of designers and engineers. The plans were not clear and the general contractor took many shortcuts. The project was red tagged due to the contractor's faulty work. At this point we were hired to investigate the construction deficiencies and redesign the porch addition. A new set of structural and architectural plans we designed were approved by the city. Investigation analysis of construction defects was provided to the client's attorney.  

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Vineyard Ave, Ontario

Industry:     Commercial

Services:     Structural, Trash Enclosure

Designed trash enclosure for strip mall with capacity for three 4-yard dumpsters and one grease container.

Just Tires, Tustin

Industry:     Automotive

Services:     High-Piled Storage 

This Just Tires location was cited by the Fire department for unpermitted high piled storage (HPS) of rubber tires, a high hazard commodity. Rigsbee Engineering provided Fire Protection and Structural Engineering services to resolve this issue. Design and engineering included a new rack layout plan with proper aisle widths and structural analysis for gravity and seismic loads on the existing foundation and walls of the building. Rack design was in accordance with 2016 CBC, ASCE7-10, and ANSI MH 16.1 Specification for the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks. This complete package was accepted by the building department and fire department for construction.

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Leeward Lane, Newport Beach

Industry:     Residential

Services:     Structural, Remodel

Renovation including structural engineering for updated 2nd story deck, multiple large openings for cantina style doors, and new sliding door.

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Just Tires, Yorba Linda

Industry:     Commercial

Services:     Structural, Footings for Truck Lift

Just Tires needed a new truck lift. We designed and engineered the foundation for the new lift. Got plans approved with the city and dealt with a Certificate of occupancy issue for the client that was blocking the issuance of the construction permit.

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Carriage House, Hollywood

Industry:     Residential, ADU, Historic

Services:     Structural, Green, Renovation

A Carriage House across a property line in the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Hollywood Grove conversion to two Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), each with an addition. This project included two properties with separate owners. Rigsbee Engineering provided full scope to achieve plan check with the Los Angeles department of building and Safety. This set included; Structural, Civil, Architectural, Energy, Green plans and calculations. There were many issues in this project beginning with a citation from LADBS due to the exiting structure's dilapidated condition. We worked with the HPOZ and planning department to ensure the historic fabric of the building would remain intact. We partnered with the building department to ensure Additions to the carriage house that the homeowners desired would be possible. The additions were quite large and were initially thought to be too much for the local code required floor area ratio. We conducted a Residential Floor area Analysis with included site measurements to prove the addition did in fact meet the municipal requirements. New foundations and wall were constructed under this restoration project. Some siding and barn doors were reconditioned to meet the requirements of a renovation rather than new construction.

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Marina Bay Drive, Huntington Beach

Industry:     Residential

Services:     Structural, Addition

Enclosed courtyard in center of house with new roof and designed drainage system.

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Mendoza Drive, Costa Mesa

Industry:     Residential

Services:     Structural, Remodel

Removed 30' bearing wall and reinforced ridge board with new ridge beam. Vaulted ceilings for this new open concept design.