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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.

(Pictures courtesy of John Bare Photography)

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.

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.