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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.


04 Oct

New Affordable Senior Housing Underway in Rancho Cucamonga

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New senior affordable housing is under construction in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Villa Pacifica II will offer 60 residential units with one and two bedroom apartments. The facility, built on land previously owned by the city, features a nearly 5,000 sf community room, onsite laundry, outdoor built-in BBQs and a canopy picnic area. The project is three-story, on-grade, Type-VB construction with wood framing.

Villa Pacifica II is conveniently located walking distance to bus stops, supermarkets, pharmacies, retail, public library and medical clinic. It was designed with environmentally sensitive landscaping, energy efficient systems and water conserving plumbing to reduce maintenance and utility costs.

NIC Structural Consulting Engineers provided the structural engineering design, collaborating with C&C Development and Orange Housing developers.

21 Sep

Construction of Orange County’s First Year Round Homeless Shelter Continues

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Phase 2 of Orange County’s first year round homeless shelter, Bridges at Kraemer Place, is on schedule to be completed in early 2018. The expansion will provide accommodation for 100 additional residents, an on-site health clinic, kitchen, computer lab and interior restrooms with showers.

The Anaheim shelter successfully opened its doors to house 100 homeless in the spring of 2017. This landmark project is a major step forward in Orange County’s efforts to find housing for thousands of people living on the streets. The 24/7 multiservice center aims to provide individually tailored services to help temporary residents transition out of homelessness.

NIC Structural Engineering Consultants provided structural engineering for the re-design of the 1.87 acre industrial site into a 24,000 square foot comprehensive complex in partnership with architect Westgroup Designs and Orange County Public Works. The existing two story tilt-up building is undergoing major structural renovation to house the new YRES facility.

Image courtesy of Westgroup Designs.

08 Sep

Back to School in Style; Cedar Flats Student Lodging Now Open in Chico, CA

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Chico, CA college students now have a new choice for housing with the grand opening of Cedar Flats Student Lodging. This 40-unit high end residential apartment complex features state of the art amenities such as a 24-hour indoor/outdoor fitness studio, expansive exterior spa lounge with outdoor kitchen and grills, community lounge, clubroom and coffee bar, bicycle storage and on-site surface and covered parking.

This development is conveniently located less than a quarter mile from CSU Chico’s main campus and will serve students from both CSU Chico and Butte College.

NIC Consultants is pleased to have provided structural engineering design for this project in partnership with developer Modern Building Inc. and architect Humphrey’s & Partners. The type-VA construction project is 3-story on grade including tucked under parking garages.

29 Aug

NIC Consultants Welcomes New Business Development Manager

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NIC Structural Engineering Consultants welcomes Courtney Wright, Business Development Manager, to the team.

Courtney has spent the last five years working in residential development with builders, land developers and consultants. She is experienced in multi-family, single-family, master plan, urban infill and mixed-use development in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura and Bakersfield market areas.

Courtney graduated from the University of Southern California, and is an avid college football fan and golfer. She is passionate about design and giving back to the local community. We are excited to have her on board.

24 Aug

Accessibility and Community defines Depot at Santiago, Santa Ana’s Newest Affordable Housing Development

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Construction is nearing completion at Depot at Santiago, a Transit-Oriented housing development (TOD) built by Orange Housing Development Corporation in partnership with the City of Santa Ana. It is designed based on an innovative concept that transforms new development of urban areas. The site is located adjacent to the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center providing future residents with convenient public transportation. The 70-unit mixed-use project consists of two separate multifamily buildings, a connecting subterranean parking garage, vibrant outdoor plazas, multiple podium decks, several retail spaces, and 3,000 square foot community room that is allocated to social gatherings and community events and the display of public art.
NIC Structural Engineering Consultants is proud to have provided the structural design for this transformative project. The Architectural design is by Bassenian & Lagoni and the developer is C&C.