Matt De Vito Estimator, Project Engineer for EZR Roof Raising Division How long have you been with the company/industry? About 3.5 years. I started my career as a product engineer in manufacturing, mainly in the plastic & rubber molding industries. However, I ended up switching to ISE & doing roof raising as there are some… Continue Reading →
Sofia is a second-year student at UCSD, studying structural engineering. Here’s a quick Q&A to get to know her! Q – What or who sparked your interest in engineering? A- My dad being a civil engineer first sparked my interest in engineering, then throughout school I had always enjoyed math and then once getting to… Continue Reading →
A More Accurate and Efficient Way to Test our Nation’s Infrastructure Ontario, CA – May 25, 2021 – Okamoto Structural Engineering (OSE) has conducted the first ever ambient vibration testing on an aboveground, wastewater tank structure. The test was conducted on digester tank #5 at the Inland Empire Utility Agency’s (IEUA) Ontario facility on March… Continue Reading →
Below is an interesting interview with the former senior project manager of the Canadian Parliament Rehabilitation project, Michael Petrescu, with Sensequake’s CEO, Farshad Mirshafiei, Ph.D., P.Eng., and the president of our partner company in California OKAMOTO Structural Engineering, John Cruikshank, PE, F.ASCE. This Sensequake project was a pioneer for ambient vibration testing, being the largest… Continue Reading →
By Bodhi Goswami, PE, Project Engineer, Okamoto Structural Engineering It is a well-known fact California witnesses frequent earthquakes leading to its stringent seismic design requirements for new and retrofit buildings. But is it equally well known that for smaller retail buildings and many residential buildings, wind load still governs the structural design? And such buildings… Continue Reading →
When seismic events hit a building, the common layperson sees one of two things: either the building appears fine to the untrained eye or there is obvious damage. However, to those in the building industry, this is not the case. Experts understand that damage from earthquakes is not always obvious. This damage can create structural… Continue Reading →
Modular construction is a method used by several companies to build houses and other structures quickly and affordably. While its use was once limited, today, modular construction is even used in high-end projects, and experts predict that the modular building industry will continue to grow. In California, modular construction has already become quite popular with… Continue Reading →
The folks at OSE are great; they think outside the box and are always on point in regards to their drawings, meeting deadlines and making budgets!
Always professional, timely, and encourages a collaborative process that accommodates the most demanding clients and projects.
OSE has been an integral and instrumental extension of our AO team, taking proactive means to solving challenges. Their creative critical thinking strengthens our team and sets our projects up for success.
Here’s what I learned attending the International Council of Shopping Center’s Idea Exchange. There were probably 800 attendees, and it was a full day event. First-Timers Orientation Breakfast Moderator: Chris Wilson, Executive VP, JLL Recommended attending the Western States ICSC event (5,000 attendees) Can learn from the CBPA – California Building Properties Association RECON –… Continue Reading →
John Cruikshank was recently interviewed on an episode of “Greater Success and Happiness in Reach” where he talked about the secrets to project execution that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs reach greater success and happiness. View Original Podcast Here
I have worked as a civil engineer for the past thirty years, but only once during that time have I been asked “Will you be our project manager/engineer for a live event to catch a skydiver with no parachute jumping from 25,000 feet?” Talk about Extreme Engineering! This question was asked of me on April… Continue Reading →