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DH Glabe & Associates provides construction & structural engineering for the Bay Area of California. This includes engineering for commercial, industrial, heavy civil, and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) projects. DH Glabe & Associates services the entire Bay Area region including East Bay, North Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, and Outer Bay. Specific service areas include but are not limited to San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Cupertino, Hayward, Richmond, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Berkley, Marin, Santa Clara, and Concord.


Known as “The City by the Bay,” San Francisco is the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is commonly recognized for its eclectic architecture and symbolic features such as its red trolley cars, Fisherman’s Warf, The Golden Gate Bridge, the former federal penitentiary of Alcatraz and the Chinatown area. Globally recognized, the Golden Gate Bridge is a giant suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait. The 1.7-mile bridge is a channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It comprises of 83,000 tons of structural steel, 389,000 cubic yards of concrete and has 250 pairs of vertical suspender ropes each spaced 50 feet apart across both sides of the Bridge.

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Recent Bay Area, California Projects:

Structural & Earthquake Engineering – Mirabel Russian River Fish Ladder & Viewing Gallery

Forestville, Sonoma County, California with Reynolds Polymer: review and structural analysis of a polymer glass panel to allow for public viewing of fish from inside of the dam structure. This included finite element analysis (FEA) of the polymer for seismic and hydrostatic loading.

Formwork Engineering – Santa Clara Square Phase III Campus

Santa Clara, California with McCarthy Building Companies: engineering review and analysis of Gates & Sons gang forms for concrete walls. Engineering included analyzing the tie spacing and developing maximum allowable pour pressures.

Scaffolding Engineering – The Modera at the Alameda Residential Infill Project

San Jose, California with Vincent Enterprises and Summit Plastering: design and engineering of a ground supported and cantilevered scaffold system utilizing frame scaffold. Work included designing cantilevered beams support scaffolding out of the second floor for work up to the roof, and designing ties for lumber construction per Cal-OSHA standards.

Rigging and Erection Plan Engineering – Emeryville Town Center

Emeryville, California with Universal Forest Products: provide review and analysis of proposed rigging eye attached to concrete formwork for lifting. Work included developing connection details between lifting loop and formwork interface.

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