North Coast Engineering (NCE) has provided a wealth of engineering and land surveying services to clients across the County of San Luis Obispo since 1979, including local and regional projects. Steven J. Sylvester, a Registered Civil Engineer who remains a principal engineer of the company to this day, founded the company in the coastal community of Cambria.
NCE provides infrastructure design for sewer, water, and storm drain, provides coordination for utility company design efforts, as well as surface design for earthwork operations, new or improved streets and parking lots. NCE provides storm drainage design including detention and retention systems to meet the latest stormwater management regulations, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for flood studies and water storage tank design, booster station and complete water system layout.
North Coast Engineering staff is well-versed in the requirements of the Construction General Permit
and the preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. We provide full-service to our clients and lead them through the process of obtaining this permit coverage. Support is also available through construction via our Qualified SWPPP Practitioner services, concluding with the support of our staff to close the permit by filing a Notice of Termination with the State Water Board.
North Coast Engineering is proud to provide our clients with a quality work product. Through our decades in business, we have developed a checklist process for land use entitlement processing and the development of improvement plans. Staff is also trained in the use of efficient work habits, including implementation of company standards and template-driven plan initiation. Our quality control system sets us apart from our competitors and provides an opportunity for an in-house independent review of a project prior to its finalization. These practices maintain consistency across our work product and translate to time saved in the field.
Additionally, North Coast Engineering provides the following services:
- Flood studies
- Feasibility studies
- Development and entitlement services
- Plans for rough grading
- ADA accessibility compliance review and design
- Final improvement plan design
- Plot plans (Precise grading design)
- Low impact stormwater design
- Utility plans
- Earthwork quantity estimates
- Construction site observation
- As-built (record) drawings
- Expert witness services.