aquatic feasibility studies, demographics and user group identification, aquatic programming and concepts, opinion of cost, ancillary facility planning
Revit and AutoCAD plans and sections, 3D mechanical design, thorough details, written specifications, sealed and wet signed by a licensed professional engineer
general engineering contractor, general building contractor, swimming pool contractor, cost estimating, critical path scheduling, resource and subcontractor management
vanishing edge pools, spas, water features, original concepts, code compliance, design for safety, scale and shape, style and features, 3D modeling and rendering
permit applications and submittals, plan check corrections, building, public works and health department permits, coastal and floodplain watershape development, inspections
research and development, intellectual property, product development, utility patents, design patents, general consulting for watershape design and construction practices
reinforced concrete vessels and retaining walls, pier and beam foundations, hydraulic, hydrology and water-in-transit engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
bid review, value engineering, contract negotiations, shop drawing review, product submittals, substitutions, construction observation with written reports
problem identification, reverse engineering, root cause analysis, expert opinion reports, litigation, depositions, trials, patent infringement expert witness
Before expressing my opinions about the decision process let me first define the two major options for the top of the wall: cut-in and cut-away. When we say “cut-in” we are describing that the top of the wall is cut down into the pool so that the wat
While the jet stream has shifted expected wet and cold weather patterns north this year, it has left California and other southern states in drought conditions. Meanwhile, northern states have record snow and cold temps. In some cases the drought has caus
Hydration is the chemical reaction of cement and water to form a cementitious crystalline structure. When cement binds sand and coarse aggregates together around deformed (“surface ridges”) reinforcing steel it creates reinforced concrete – the prim
-- Henry David Thoreau
Author, Poet, & Naturalist
Currently pursuing B.A. in Architecture. Richard leads our drafting standards, AutoCAD and Revit workflows. He has designed everything from basic pools and fountains to complete resort complexes with multiple pools, ponds, and water features.
B.S. Civil Engineering with a concentration in Water Resources from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Founded the firm in 2004 after 10 years of experience in the watershaping industry. Licensed professional engineer in half of the country.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno. Jake leads all structural design and engineering and is a licensed civil engineer in California and Nevada. He is proficient in several structural analysis applications.