Company-Wide Central Coast Shindig

AV Winter Party
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

What a treat it was to celebrate the beginning of 2017 with nearly our entire firm congregating on the central coast. All sorts of activities went down--from a trail run in Montaña de Oro, to a surf session at Palisades, to mountain biking in the Irish Hills. There was even a series of tournaments that included billiards, ping pong, & bowling. All told between employees & family members, we had over eighty-five people in attendance from all seven of our offices, some of whom traveled more than 800 miles to partake in the festivities. And for those who made the excursion...

Snowpocalypse!

Roof Folding Over
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

It’s been a tough winter for everyone, and A&V has responded in force! Recent severe winter weather in Central Oregon brought excessive snowfall, causing the catastrophic collapse of ​several structures, including the gymnasium at Bend's Kenwood Elementary School . Ashley & Vance responded to the onslaught of requests for emergency structural evaluations by mobilizing three teams of engineers to analyze buildings for life-safety. We were able to...

Custom Homes With A Tasty Twist

Gingerbread Building
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Another wonderful year is coming to a close, and our San Luis Obispo office celebrated in style by hosting an Open House replete with food, drinks, and music, and capped it off with an epic gingerbread house competition. Too many outstanding entries to list here, but we did want to give a special shout-out to A&V's very own Chelsie Taylor for runner-up, and Andrew & Stephanie Martin for taking home the top spot!

New School in Cottage Grove, OR

structural design for new elementary school in Cottage Grove OR
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Ashley & Vance is kicking off structural design of the new elementary school for South Lane School District in Cottage Grove, Oregon. The design of the 80,000 sq. ft., 2-story school is a metaphor for growth, combining local heritage and natural habitat within a modern learning environment. The architectural form pays homage to Cottage Grove’s innovative covered bridge structures and to the evolution of its early industries. Our structural design includes CMU shear walls, open web steel trusses and heavy timber frames. We...

Engineers Without Borders: Axim, Ghana

Engineering
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Ashley & Vance Engineering

Evan Dahl is a project engineer in our Belligham, WA office. He recently traveled to Axim, Ghana as a member of the Northwest Washington Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The primary intent of the trip was to monitor a Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilet (UDDT) which was designed by the chapter. Construction on the toilet was completed in early 2014. The team also examined a couple of other UDDTs in the community and talked to several community members concerning the importance of sanitation and the viability of UDDTs. Click...

The Ultimate Erector Set!

steel framing
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Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.

Welbrook Senior Living is an assisted living facility currently under construction in Van Nuys. Ashley & Vance provided the structural engineering of the building which consists of a subterranean parking, two levels of concrete two-way decks, and 4 levels of steel framing using Conxtech connection system for a total of 105,000 sq.ft and 132 units. The Conxtech system allows for rapid assembly of the framing system, greatly reducing the construction schedule.

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Now this is Student Housing!

off campus student housing in Seattle Washington
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Ashley & Vance Engineering, Inc.

The LIV Seattle off-campus student housing and retail facility is a 7-story, 56-unit building, located in Seattle's U District. Ashley & Vance provided structural engineering consisting of post tension concrete slabs for the lower floors, understory parking, and 5 stories of wood framing around an interior courtyard. Other features include a green roof deck, 3 commercial units, a gym, study hall, and recreation room at street level. The project was designed by Caron Architecture , built by...

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