The construction of “The Avenue at Heritage Grove” project has commenced in Clovis, CA, situated at the intersection of Shepherd Avenue and Willow Avenue. Spanning across 4.8 acres of retail area, the project aims to introduce a vibrant commercial space to the community. In its initial phase, the construction focuses on erecting three distinct retail/commercial buildings, comprising two single-story structures and one two-story building. These buildings are designed to feature outdoor common areas equipped with inviting patios and fireplaces, enhancing the overall ambiance and attractiveness of the development. Additionally, meticulous attention is being paid to the provision of ample parking, with a total of 168 parking stalls allocated to accommodate visitors and customers effectively.Read more
In October, 2019, Shinzen Friendship Garden was invited to a meeting with staff members of California Health Sciences University to discuss the Green Legacy Hiroshima Peace Tree Project. Yamabe & Horn Engineering’s co-founder Ronald Yamabe is the current sitting President of the Shinzen Friendship Garden in Fresno.
The group was advised that thru a conversation between Miho Yoshida and Dr. Miko Rose, Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Psychiatry, Michigan State University, at a university conference in Denver, Colorado, there is a GLH Initiative, a global volunteer campaign to disseminate the universal message of trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. Currently seeds and saplings for the A-bombed trees are growing in more than 30 countries.Read more
Veterans Memorial Plaza had been in the works for more than 12 years, as the land for the park had been dedicated to the City of Sanger with a 2006 subdivision. The park was always envisioned as a memorial for Sanger veterans, and a Veterans Advisory Committee was formed early on to develop the conceptual design. The end product was a park that the community could be proud of, as the large turnout at the park’s ribbon cutting ceremony could attest.Read more
Yamabe & Horn once again participated in the Toys for Tots Drive to benefit less fortunate children in the community. Each year from Mid-November through Mid-December, the Fresno Younger Member Forum (YMF) of ASCE coordinates the distribution of Toys for Tots boxes to engineering companies in the Fresno Area. Local companies and YMF members are encouraged to participate in this U.S. Marine Corps. program by helping to fill the boxes at their offices.Read more
If you or your client plan on making improvements to an existing building this year in California, we need to be aware of the required Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements that you’ll need to include. All businesses open to the public are subject to Title III of the ADA law requiring equal access and barrier removal on a constant basis. When alterations are made to an existing building in California, the work must follow the California Building Code (CBC). This code includes the guidelines established by the ADA, but also adds additional requirements for access. The elements within the scope of the alteration must completely meet the accessible requirements. One portion of the CBC addresses how to make existing buildings more accessible. Section 11B-202.4 of the CBC sets out the requirement to provide an accessible path of travel to area of the building alteration.Read more
The Y&H team has enjoyed working with the Kern County staff on the newest Station for the Kern County Fire Department. The County held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony this month to celebrate. More information on the station can be seen on the Tulare County News site. Y&H provided general civil engineering, mountain hydrology calculations, storm runoff hydraulics, bridge culverts and ADA compliance services. Due to potentially excessive storm runoff from the terrain south of the station, two major storm channels were designed on-site. The western channel naturally separates the station, and fire trucks, from the main public road. The design solution chosen to solve the issues were three individual CONTECH Arch culverts. The culverts allowed for the designed storm capacity, while providing access for the large trucks and keeping a low profile over the channel.
Y&H is proud to be one of the largest Engineering Firms in the Central Valley of California. Due to an increase in new work from existing clients, we’ve been able to add more staff in strategic positions, which resulted in our increased rank over last year. We are definitely proud to be ranked, but keeping our clients and staff happy is our priority. We are looking forward to the upcoming months as we continue to grow and serve our clients.
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