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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 Bahamas, Newport Beach

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The Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store has undergone a major refurbishment aiming to create a relaxing atmosphere accompanied by an open-plan format. The new open façade 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.


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.

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.