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24 May

Halcyon House’s Mat Foundation is Taking Shape

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Halcyon House, a high-end urban mixed-use project, offers approximately 400 residential units to the world-class shopping and entertainment venue. The complex consists of two separate six story residential towers supported by Type-IA substructures. The towers blend ground-level modern retail spaces together with a public courtyard and an overlooking pedestrian bridge to form an extravagant environment. Roughly 30 duplex townhouses in the residential complex serve to provide spaciousness and a sense of luxury for the resident. Halcyon House offers a variety of contemporary retail spaces and other amenities including rolling hills, outdoor decks, two pools and spas, fitness centers, lounges, and pet-friendly enclosures.

The residential towers are built out of light-frame wood structures (Type-VA) and steel special moment-resisting frames (Type-IA). The Type-IA substructure is comprised of post-tension flat slabs supported by CIP reinforced special concrete shear walls and columns.  Cast-in-drilled-hole piles support the bridge structure while the mat foundation carries the weight of the towers with the help of a soil-stabilizing geopier system.

NIC Consultants has developed the project’s structural design to bring KTGY Architecture and Planning‘s vision to life in partnership with and under the supervision of LMC. Covi Concrete Construction managed the construction of the complex’s substructures.

15 May

Halcyon House, Construction is well underway!

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Halcyon House,  NIC’s newest high-end mixed-use apartment complex, introduces approximately 400 residential units to the world-class shopping and entertainment venue. The complex consists of two separate 4-story residential towers supported by three-level substructures. The towers blend ground-level modern retail spaces together with a public courtyard and an overlooking pedestrian bridge to form an extravagant environment. Roughly 30 duplex townhouses in the residential complex serve to provide spaciousness and a sense of luxury for the resident. Halcyon House offers a variety of contemporary retail spaces and other amenities including rolling hills, outdoor decks, two pools and spas, fitness centers, lounges, and pet-friendly enclosures.

The residential towers are built out of light-frame wood structures (Type-VA) and steel special moment-resisting frames (Type-IA). The substructure, categorized as a Type-IA construction, is comprised of post-tension flat slabs supported by CIP reinforced concrete walls and columns.  Cast-in-drilled-hole piles support the bridge structure while the mat foundation carries the weight of the towers with the help of a soil-stabilizing geopier system.

NIC Consultants has developed the project’s structural design to bring KTGY Architecture and Planning‘s vision to life in partnership with and under the supervision of LMC.

(Photos Courtesy of KTGY & LMC)

26 Mar

Takeda Biopharmaceutical Facility, Auxiliary Elevator Project

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Takeda, Asia’s largest bio-pharmaceutical company, makes changes in its production facility in Los Angeles as it redirects its efforts towards COVID-19. A new fall-protection assembly unit is being installed to accommodate an auxiliary fright elevator used frequently in one of Takeda’s research buildings.

NIC Consultants provided structural design services for the project in collaboration with Infrastructure Architects.

13 Mar

CNC Motors

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CNC Motors looks over the 210 freeway in Upland, California. This high-end dealership provides about 50,000 square feet of area. Several spaces serve as a showroom, office department, and service center. The building’s facade is softened by a variety of different panels to achieve a unique and more welcoming aesthetic. The dealership’s structure is primarily comprised of cast-in-place concrete tilt-up panels and steel structures. Roof framing includes a metal deck with rigid insulation. The roof framing includes pre-fabricated open-web steel trusses and steel girders. Trusses spanning 90 feet deliver large, unobstructed working spaces within the widest section of the building. An office department arranged between two levels is accompanied by storefront windows.

NIC Consultants has provided the project’s structural designs.  Collaboration with ADC architects and Culp Construction has made the project possible.

(Picture courtesy of ADC)

03 Mar

Halcyon House in Costa Mesa

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Halcyon House,  NIC’s newest high-end mixed-use apartment complex, introduces approximately 400 residential units to the world-class shopping and entertainment venue. The complex consists of two separate 4-story residential towers supported by three-level substructures. The towers blend ground-level modern retail spaces together with a public courtyard and an overlooking pedestrian bridge to form an extravagant environment. Roughly 30 duplex townhouses in the residential complex serve to provide spaciousness and a sense of luxury for the resident. Halcyon House offers a variety of contemporary retail spaces and other amenities including rolling hills, outdoor decks, two pools and spas, fitness centers, lounges, and pet-friendly enclosures.

The residential towers are built out of light-frame wood structures (Type-VA) and steel special moment-resisting frames (Type-IA). The substructure, categorized as a Type-IA construction, is comprised of post-tension flat slabs supported by CIP reinforced concrete walls and columns.  Cast-in-drilled-hole piles support the bridge structure while the mat foundation carries the weight of the towers with the help of a soil-stabilizing geopier system.

NIC Consultants has developed the project’s structural design to bring KTGY Architecture and Planning‘s vision to life in partnership with and under the supervision of LMC.

(Photos Courtesy of KTGY & LMC)

25 Feb

Renovation of Edison HS Aquatics Complex

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Edison High School Aquatics Complex in Huntington Beach undergoes a major renovation project by replacing the school’s Olympic-size outdoor pool and its supporting services housed in the central plant near the locker room. Additionally, the project involves upgrades to the pool’s existing equipment: holding tanks, chlorine storage tanks, a feeding system, CO2 tanks, an injection manifold, circulation pumps, bypass pipes, and values, backwash pits, housekeeping pads, control panels, hangers, stands, as well as their respective anchorage and seismic braces.

NIC Consultants in collaboration with PBK Architects designed the facility’s structural systems. The project received DSA approval in February and construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.

20 Feb

Parc Derian Affordable Housing Project

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Parc Derian, an affordable housing project, continues to serve families and surrounding communities near Irvine’s Business Complex as it reaches maximum occupancy. The project includes 80 residential units with parking garages at street level. It offers an enhanced lifestyle for its residents by providing public amenities such as a swimming pool, playground, garden, fitness center, clubhouse, and computer lab.

Project specifics include Type-VA light-frame wood over a Type-IA concrete parking garage and lower units which are tucked under the podium deck and wrap around the parking garage. The gross area of the project measures approximately 100,000 square feet, including corridors and public amenities. The parking garage covers 50,000 square feet and provides a total of 150 parking stalls. In addition to the residential units and private patios, the project encompasses a leasing office and other public amenities.

NIC Consultants has designed the structural systems for the project. The architectural concept and design of the project have been developed by KTGY, while C&C has led the funding and construction of the project.

(Photos courtesy of KTGY)

18 Feb

Tommy Bahama, Newport Beach

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The Tommy Bahama restaurant, bar & store have undergone a major refurbishment aiming to create a relaxing atmosphere accompanied by an open-plan format. The new open facade and outdoor patio have been made possible by the innovative structural alteration of the existing structures. Large openings and relocation of the structural systems have been utilized to integrate indoor and outdoor seating. The placement of new matching trellises and eyebrows on the building has helped the project combine Tommy Bahamas’ original feel with its newly-renovated design and enhanced functionality.

NIC Consultants provided structural engineering services for the project in collaboration with ADC and Irvine Company.

13 May

Villa Pacifica II, an Affordable Rental Senior Apartment complex in Rancho Cucamonga, is scheduled to open on May 16, 2019.

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The project provides total of 60 quality residential units with home environment for seniors with one-bedroom apartments that are approximately 697 square feet and two-bedroom units that are 954 square feet. All the apartments are adaptable for residents who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The building is a 3-story light wood frame structure on-grade (Type-VB construction). Total net leasable area of the project is about 45,000 square feet. Total gross building area, including amenities and in-circulation public area, is about 65,000 square feet. In addition to the residential units, the building contains a 2-story tall atrium lobby, leasing offices, a community room and laundry rooms, and outdoor BBQ canopy structure.
NIC Structural Engineering Consultants partnered with C&C Development in collaboration with Innovative Housing Opportunities for this project.

08 Mar

Parc Derian Nears Completion in Irvine Business Center

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Grand opening of Irvine’s newest affordable housing development Parc Derian is scheduled for March of 2018. The project is located at the Irvine Business Center with convenient access to restaurants, shops, public transportation and major freeways.

It offers 80 residential apartments from 1 to 3 bedrooms. The gross area of the residential units is approximately 100,000 square feet. Parc Derian boasts 5,000 square feet of community space with amenities including fitness room, community room, on-site laundry facilities and secured bicycle storage. A second-floor exterior podium deck will encompass a tot lot, outdoor barbecue and fireplace, swimming pool and community garden.

The residential building is three-story Type-VA construction with light-frame wood framing. It is supported by a single-story on-grade Type-IA concrete parking garage. The podium deck is post-tensioned and it supports raised pool deck.

NIC Structural Engineering Consultants partnered with C&C Development in collaboration with Innovative Housing Opportunities for this project. The architectural design is provided by KTGY.