The PPI Group values all of our clients and we're pleased to present some of their most recent work. If your firm would like to participate in our showcase please contact us.
Illahe Heights Subdivision
Scope of work included earthwork, utilities, storm drainage and paving.
Bill Lulay, Professional Engineer & Land Surveyor, commented Topcon's HiPer Lite survey system: "It's really worked out well for us. One guy can do what two guys used to do. Last year we had a site with a 50-foot grade change from top to bottom and obstructions that a conventional gun couldn't see through. The HiPer Lite worked slick as a whistle for us."
Creating an MEP project model
The spotlight project involves a large retail grocery chain (with multiple locations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Texas, Montana and Canada) contracting Interface Engineering to design prototype stores using Revit MEP software. There was a need to identify collision detection, improve project coordination, and extract information before the project was in construction.
Bio-Medical facility build-out
This project was a build out of 25,000 square feet, including cGMP-compliant manufacturing spaces, support spaces, and offices. This phase included a new 14,000 square foot structural steel mezzanine. With the use of Virtual Design & Construcion and Building Information Modeling, this project was completed 2 days early and on budget. Resulting in another satisfied client for Lease Crutcher Lewis.
Complex road design with AutoCAD Civil 3D and Vault
With an annual budget of more than $294 million and a 2009 construction budget of $75 million, Snohomish County Public Works is the largest department in the government of Snohomish County, WA. Working from a central campus and 10 outlying sites, the agency's 670 employees perform a variety of services, including road maintenance, traffic engineering, and surface water management.
Field to Finish -Migrating to AutoCAD Civil 3D
Founded in 1990, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis (HHPR) is a firm of senior-level civil and structural engineers, planners, landscape architects, technicians and surveyors with design, technical and management experience.
HHPR's parternship with the PPI Group stems from the quality customer service and follow through that PPI offers them for all of their divisions, namely their survey/civil engineering team.
Scope of work included demo of existing parking lot and paving, grading site for new aparments, building foundation excavation, storm drainage and utilities.
Brent Kerr says, "We had another brand of GPS for five years. The problem we had with it was the durability of the equipment. We couldn't keep the gear going. It was a cable, it was this, it was that. Everyone just wanted to wad it up...and out the window. We knew that it would pay off - we just had to find a more durable product...Now we're using Topcon on even our small jobs - like the 3-acre downtown Pettigrove project."
Alaskan Way Viaduct
For more than 50 years, the Alaskan Way Viaduct has been the main north-south highway through Seattle. In 2001, an earthquake damaged the viaduct, heightening concerns over its seismic safety. The engineering firm Parson Brinckerhoff (PB) have developed numerous replacement options for the viaduct...
Drawing its inspiration from the surrounding context of warehouse loading docks and concrete and steel of Portland's Pearl District, THE LOVEJOY contributes 231 market-rate apartments to the neighborhood, most of them contained in 13 tower levels that rise above a three-story base with parking and retail.