Kick Starting Phase II of DTLA 14 Story Non Ductile Concrete Retrofit
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Case Study: Light Gauge Steel Framing for San Pedro Apts in San Jose Video
Case Study: Light Gauge Steel Framing for San Pedro Apts in San Jose Video Hybrid steel structures can bring their own complexities and the San Pedro Apartments was no exception. With HSS, PACO Steel, and cold-form steel, this was uncharted territory for these highly-capable contractors. Our experience in light gauge steel and structural HSS allowed us to work hand-in-hand with the subcontractors to provide the calculations, fabrication drawings and construction sequencing that was required to move forward. Due to the height of the structure, OSHA required the subcontractor to carry …
Insider Access: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Stockton Shelter for the Homeless Video
Insider Access: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Stockton Shelter for the Homeless Video Stockton Shelter for the Homeless met with Zenith Engineers in the late fall and asked us to help them organize the design and project management for a temporary structure to house people during the winter months. Due to many moving parts clicking into place seamlessly and the valiant efforts of everyone who worked on this project, it not only will house an additional 50 people, but it was completed just as the weather outside was starting to take …
Testimonial: Residential ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) Video
Testimonial: Residential ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) Video In 2017, Himanshu’s original home fell victim to the Santa Rosa wildfire like so many others in his neighborhood. However, unlike those many others, he is rebuilding his home in ICF instead of sticking with traditional wood frame construction. This will not only decrease his constructibility time, but also increase the fire rating of his overall home. Himanshu reached out to Zenith Engineers due to our expertise in ICF design and engineering. He is not only pleased with the phenomenal service he received, …
Case Study: Shoring for Westfield Addition in San Francisco Video
Case Study: Shoring for Westfield Addition in San Francisco Video Over the years Zenith Engineers has completed hundreds of shoring designs, working on notable projects like the roof of the Apple Campus and the Adaptive Reuse project “Powerhouse Science Center”. Our experience has helped reinforce that our designs keep workers safe while working on the building, whether it’s holding up the roof or bracing the exterior to keep the walls from collapsing inside. Contact Zenith Engineers today to get started on your shoring project.
Podcast: Zenith Engineers with Charlie Gaudet on Beyond Seven Figures: Build, Scale, Profit
Podcast: Zenith Engineers with Charlie Gaudet on Beyond Seven Figures: Build, Scale, Profit Zenith Engineers’ Nikhil Choudhary and David Renard joined Charlie Gaudet on his podcast “Beyond 7 figures: Build, Scale, Profit” discussing how the company has defied the traditional standards of growth in the engineering industry by ranking #1 on the INC 5000 list in Engineering across the United States. At Zenith our employees take ownership of their projects start-to-finish. It’s very unique, but it ensures a next level of quality of workmanship. When you are working with clients, especially homeowners, this might be …
Insider Access: Zenith Engineers Reveal Their Inc. 5000 2019 Ranking Video
Insider Access: Zenith Engineers Reveal Their Inc. 5000 2019 Ranking Video Caltrans is improving roadway infrastructure in California by widening and strengthening its overpass system. This makes the original overpass defunct and requires the demolition of the older infrastructure.
Insider Access: What Does Being Inc 500 #1 in Engineering Mean to Zenith
Insider Access: What Does Being Inc 500 #1 in Engineering Mean to Zenith The Zenith team discusses what being ranked Inc. #1 Fastest-Growing Engineering Companies means to them and the company’s future.
Case Study: I-680 Bridge Demolition Engineering for Caltrans Video
Case Study: I-680 Bridge Demolition Engineering for Caltrans Video Caltrans is improving roadway infrastructure in California by widening and strengthening its overpass system. This makes the original overpass defunct and requires the demolition of the older infrastructure. Caltrans is challenged with removing the original bridge without disturbing the flow of traffic, the solution is to piece-meal the demo, weakening the bridge until the entire overpass can be removed overnight. Zenith Engineers was tasked with assessing the structural capacity of the bridge to determine the maximum size of the excavator that …
Educational: ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) Video
Educational: ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) Video Traditional building materials are becoming more vulnerable to California’s growing national disasters; wildfires have destroyed 33,000 structures in the last two years. Insulated Concrete Forms are naturally fire-resistant and rising in popularity as a re-building material. Zenith Engineers knows how to design and engineer these buildings to stay within the owner’s budget.
Case Study: Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofit Video
Case Study: Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofit Video LADBS has issued Ordinance 183893, addressing safety hazards of non-ductile concrete buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Non-ductile concrete construction was a popular building method for schools and commercial structures due to its large spans and open spaces, but their weak columns and walls poses threats of life and property in serious seismic activity. Zenith Engineers explains the first step in the process of checking a building’s compliance before designing the seismic retrofit. Watch to the very end to learn how Zenith’s President reveals the …
Testimonial: Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Video
Testimonial: Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Video Gordon talks about his experiences working alongside Zenith Engineers as they consult his clients through different retrofit options on his numerous properties. Zenith Engineers designed and engineered retrofit solutions to fit the need of the building and its tenants, from cantilever columns, hardy panels, Simpson Strong Frames and custom welded moment frames.
Testimonial: Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Video
Testimonial: Soft Story Seismic Retrofit Video Steve talks about his experiences working with Zenith Engineers and how they saved him 30% on the construction costs. Zenith Engineers reviewed his original plans and found they were over-engineered. They redesigned his original plans, received approval from the City of San Francisco, and bid the new plans out to the contractor resulting in a 30% reduction in construction costs.
Educational: Soft Story Retrofit Ordinances Video
Educational: Soft Story Retrofit Ordinances Video California property owners were shocked when soft story retrofitting ordinances changed from voluntary to mandatory, learn what Zenith Engineers has to say behind the motivation of the decision. Retrofits are required in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and coming soon to Hayward, San Leandro, and Pasadena.