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03 Oct

Rodeo-39, Upscale Entertainment Hub & Brew House

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Rodeo-39 Food Hall & Brewryhouse, located in the heart of Stanton, has now opened its doors to the public. The 30,000 square feet commercial facility is transforming into an upscale hub including bars, restaurants, and a food hall. NIC Structural Engineering Consultants in collaboration with ADC has created an innovative vision for the development of this project. Extensive use of the suspended soffit system has been carefully integrated into the existing structure to produce a cost-effective solution. The NIC Engineering Team has provided design and value engineering services for the project.

19 Sep

Newport Harbor High School Aquatics Complex

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Renovation and upgrade work on Newport Harbor High School Aquatics Complex is now complete. Construction continued in spite of recent Covid-19 challenges.  NIC Consultants assisted Studio Plus Architects to receive DSA’s approval for the project.

04 Sep

Baxter Research Center, Breakroom Addition

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Baxter, a global leader in research and manufacturer of critical care equipment, renovates its facility in Irvine.

NIC Consultants in collaboration with Infrastructure Architects has completed the design of the proposed renovation to expand the existing break room in the headquarter facility. The project includes structural modifications to the existing building, as well as, all-new patio and steel shade structures.

25 Aug

Halcyon House is taking shape

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Halcyon House is beginning to take shape as our construction ramps up. This 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 with a public courtyard and an overlooking pedestrian bridge to form an extreme 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. Construction of the concrete sub-structures is being done by Covi.

07 Aug

Halcyon House, Construction enters into a new phase!

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Construction activities in the Halcyon House project site continue. This 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 with a public courtyard and an overlooking pedestrian bridge to form an extreme 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. Construction of the concrete sub-structures is being done by Covi.

(Photo Courtesy of Focal Flights)

19 Jun

Burlington-Ross New Stores in North Hollywood

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The creation of new retail spaces for Burlington Factory and Ross have been made possible by substantial reconfiguration of the existing Sears building in North Hollywood. Daring and revolutionary utilization of the existing 2-story building has produced a major façade renovation in combination with an extensive level of modification in the interior systems. The major structural work for the project includes adding new build-outs for Burlington, a new entrance, an atrium for Ross, the addition of passenger and freight elevators, relocation of the existing escalators, new stairwells, and a new loading dock among other changes.

NIC Consultants has provided structural design services throughout the project. Architect Design Collaboratives is responsible for the innovative vision of the project’s architectural components.

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17 Jun

Herba Life Rennovation & Upgrade

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Herba Life‘s headquarters in Torrance have just wrapped up their latest renovation and upgrade. The existing central air-conditioning system, housed within the complex’s mechanical penthouses, have been revamped. As a part of the major upgrade, new efficient Evaporators Fluid Coolers were installed on the headquarters’ rooftops along with the installation of two new high-capacity fan-walls.

NIC Consultants has worked diligently with McParlane & Associates to complete the project. Our services included a variety of changes, including new reinforced concrete piers, modifications to various housekeeping pads, the placement of new framing members, the design of a robust code-compliance anchorage for the evaporators, wall fans, pumps, stand posts, pipe hangers, switchboards, control boards, and other peripheral systems.

12 Jun

Modernization Projects for Westminster USD

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Construction has started in time for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year! The renovation program includes three school sites within the Westminster Unified School District (WUSD), specifically Hayden, Fryberger, and Meairs elementary schools. Each school has an administration building, an MPR, several classroom buildings, a kindergarten, and a library. The renovation for these schools includes the placement of new rooftop HVAC units and screen walls, the installation of new on-grade mechanical/electrical equipment, and the replacement of the existing windows. Additionally, the renovations for each school involves the alteration of their interior spaces, upgrades to the building’s exterior shells, replacing the ceiling system, and other additions or modifications to miscellaneous site work.

NIC Consultants provided comprehensive structural services starting from the initial concepts up to the final stages of design. Our work included a thorough review of the available data and field surveys in the beginning, continued by the development of optimized structural solutions which granted us DSA approval. Architectural services for each and every of the school renovations were carried out by PBK Architecture.

03 Jun

Bachem Facility, New Control Center

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NIC Consultants celebrates the start of construction for the new control center expansion at Bachem’s research facility in Vista, California.

Bachem specializes in the development and manufacturing of peptides, organic synthesis, amino acid derivatives, and other pharmaceutical ingredients. This facility is being expanded to provide room for the addition of an advanced control center. The structural design for the new room has been provided by NIC Consultants in collaboration with Infrastructure Architects.

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.