A Pre-Perc Site Evaluation is the formal documentation of the onsite soil conditions located on a subject parcel. This is commonly mistaken for a percolation test, or perc test. Although both are testing procedures for gathering data related to soil for use in a septic design, one is used to determine septic system type, while the other is used to determine the overall size of the proposed septic system.
County of Sonoma PRMD required testing for septic development for an onsite septic disposal system.
If you’re looking to upgrade an existing septic system or construct a new septic system, you may be required to have a Qualified Consultant perform a Wet-Weather Groundwater Determination Test in the area of the proposed septic improvements and required septic reserve area.
We are excited to announce a new member of the BC Engineering Group team! With over 20 years of experience, Steve Kovanis is now BC Engineering Group’s Landscape Architect Project Manager.
Stormwater treatment and retention requirements causing re-design.
When creating over 10,000 square feet of impervious surface, your project will need to follow the low impact development guidelines for stormwater treatment and capture. The Guidelines for stormwater treatment and capture is outlined in the “Storm Water Low Impact Development Technical Design Manual.” The technical manual was implemented in 2017 and has revisions that can drastically change stormwater management designs.
As BC Engineering Group starts our third year of serving our clients, we are excited to announce that we have moved locations to the heart of downtown Santa Rosa! We are now located at 418 B Street on the third floor, downtown, across from Macy’s.
With the major expansion of BC Engineering Group, we have moved to a bigger location and expanded our staff to support the growth of the business. BC Engineering Group is excited about the transition, as our new office benefits existing and future BC Engineering Group clients, with offering a wider range of services, including our Landscape Architecture department!
“Being downtown is exciting and something that we’ve contemplated for a long time”, said Tom Billeter, Principal Engineer and owner of BC Engineering Group.
We’d love to give you a tour! Please stop by and take a tour of our new office and meet some new faces.
If you have any questions about the move, our new location, or our new services please give us a call at (707)542-4321.
Our new address is 418 B Street, third floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Healing gardens are on the rise.
You may have noticed a sense of calmness or ease when spending time in a space surrounded by nature, it’s not just your imagination. Studies have found landscapes and gardens to have a healing impact emotionally, psychologically, and physiologically so it’s no surprise that they’ve implemented gardens in some hospitals and various other healthcare facilities around the globe.
Contributing to sustainability efforts in the Sonoma County area.
With a population of over 500,000, and a housing vacancy rate that is less than that of the state’s and the nation’s average, Sonoma County clearly continues to be a high demand County for renters and homeowners (Sonoma County Economic Development Board, 2018). With a large number of residences comes responsibility in maintaining a sustainable space to help keep the County green.
BC Engineering Group Acquires Firma Design Group; Strengthening Its Position in the Civil Engineering Industry
BC Engineering Group, a 19-person Santa Rosa based civil engineering and land planning company, has purchased Firma Design Group, a 10-person Santa Rosa based civil engineering and landscape architecture firm.
Water Source Considerations For Commercial Cannabis Cultivation
When you think of commercial cannabis one of the first important things to consider, is how the cannabis plants will be watered. This can be one of the most important factors to consider when beginning your commercial cannabis operation. Most cultivators may believe that they have water rights to a waterway on their property or they plan on using a natural spring that they have always used, however, this may no longer be the case. There are four types of water sources that you may consider for your cannabis cultivation project. Those four sources are municipal water, recycled water, surface water, and groundwater. Read on for details of these sources.
Building Permits for Manufactured Homes
Since the wild fires destroyed homes all over California over the past few years, there has been an increase in demand for manufactured and modular homes. These homes are occasionally a great fit for fire victims and they are affordable. Modular homes come in many shapes and sizes providing a wide range of options in both price and style for clients. Some of the other benefits include shorter build time, quality of materials and construction, and energy savings on production. Since the homes are built in a facility, the process goes much faster and there is substantially less waste associated.