After successfully servicing clients on the East Coast for over 20 years, D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of it's newest office in New York City. Although originally founded and and headquartered on the West Coast, DHC has worked tirelessly to prove to it's customers that regardless of location or time-zone, excellent service could be counted on day after day.
DHC enjoyed the opportunity to help the community with a volunteer day for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. We met at the project site in Cotati, CA, where a new house was being built for a very appreciative family.
The 6.0 magnitude Napa Earthquake struck on August 24, 2014, and caused substantial damage to many structures in this popular tourist destination. DHC received many calls during the aftermath of the earthquake, as the damage was widespread and structures were in need of temporary support. Bracing and shoring was deemed necessary for many building simply to allow personnel to gain access, retrieve belongings, or survey the true extent of the destruction.
DHC has recently completed multiple designs of arch and elliptical shaped steel casings for culvert rehab projects for InfraSteel. Structural load and stress calculations on the new casing sections were performed and submitted, to prove that the steel segments can safely support the full intended loading of the existing deteriorated culverts.
DHC is proud to have been awarded the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, for work on the Ballard Drive Bridge, in Seattle, WA.
After much planning and the steady encouragement of many of our customers, DHC is proud to announce the opening of an office in the greater Seattle area. With main branches in Santa Rosa & San Diego, and satellite offices in Oakland & Sacramento, the Seattle location becomes the 5th for DHC.
D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc. (DHC) was invited to be a guest lecturer for roughly 120 graduating seniors of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Structural Engineering department. With an established passion for educating the construction industry in engineering challenges and safety, DHC was more than happy to accept the invitation, and had the perfect candidate to send to the classroom.
DHC is proud to have been awarded the Society of Protective Coating’s (SSPC) George Campbell Award, for work on the Fremont Bridge, in Seattle, WA. This honor is bestowed as recognition of outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project.
The excavation shoring industry is consistently faced with the age-old challenges of working in unstable & changing soil conditions, managing groundwater, and protecting adjacent structures/utilities, while attempting to complete their work in a safe manner and remaining profitable.
While developing custom designs for contractors throughout the United States and Canada, the engineers at DHC are lucky enough to visit active construction sites on a regular basis. Nonetheless, the Southern California team gained a new level of appreciation for manual labor, when they checked their calculators at the door and put in a hard day’s work for Habitat for Humanity.