Penco Merges with Cannon Corporation

Irvine, CA – PENCO Engineering announces that it has merged with Cannon Corporation, a full-service multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm. With this merger, the company expands their ability to serve more clients in Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, and Ontario. Since 1976, Cannon has been providing Reliable Responsive Solutions to clients in land development; oil and gas production and distribution, power generation; public infrastructure; education; as well as aerospace and defense. When asked about the recent merger, Cannon’s president Michael Cannon shared, “PENCO Engineering has provided reliable solutions to clients in development and public infrastructure for 30 years. When combined with Cannon’s four decades of serving clients in transportation, land development, water and wastewater, energy and industrial sectors, Cannon’s ability to provide Reliable Responsive Solutions continues to expand throughout California and the western United States.” Find out more about the offerings by both Cannon and PENCO by visiting their respective websites: CannonCorp.us and PencoENG.com...
Proud to Announce Penco Engineering #LEED Certification by USGBC

Proud to Announce Penco Engineering #LEED Certification by USGBC

February 6, 2018, (Irvine, CA) — Penco Engineering is proud announce that it has been awarded LEED certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “The work of innovative building projects are a fundamental driving force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed and opened,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of Penco Engineering, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to...
Take5 with Joe Litchfield, P.E. • Land Development Manager

Take5 with Joe Litchfield, P.E. • Land Development Manager

What pulled you towards engineering as a career? I was academically strong in math and science which put me on the path towards engineering. But it was the construction aspect of engineering that was the most enticing. To see a project move from development plans to being built has been the most satisfying. Land Development has become your specialty – why does this interest you? I like the fast pace and type of engineering work that results in a final built project. Study and analysis is another important arm of engineering, but my interests lie in the design that results in something you can see and feel. It really gives a sense of accomplishment when you can see your designs come to life. What benefits do you see in working for Penco Engineering? The smaller company feel appeals to me. I like wearing more hats, interacting with staff and making a difference. I’ve worked for small, mid-sized and large firms and I prefer the size of Penco and the opportunities that comes with that. How has technology affected your business? Technology is a benefit in many ways, but primarily it helps our communication, which is critical for a sound engineering design.  A picture really is worth a thousand words, and being able to show plans or photos to help clarify the design intent is invaluable.  Technology has allowed that communication to flourish in multiple ways, either through the use of advanced software, or as simple as a tablet device that can be used literally anywhere. If you have one piece of advice for someone starting out in engineering, what...
New Public Works Project

New Public Works Project

PENCO is proud to announce a NEW project with the City of Palm Desert to prepare a Utility Undergrounding Master Plan. PENCO’s Team will include Jeffrey M. Cooper, PE, Gary Solsona, PE, QSD, and J Braley, PLS, who will guide this project with the mutual goal of planning the undergrounding of existing above ground utilities for Palm Desert. PENCO will prepare a Utility Undergrounding Master Plan, including a facility plan and cost estimates for the utility undergrounding within the public right-of-way and required private connections; recommendations for ways to simplify and streamline the City’s existing assessment district formation process; and the identification of a metric for measuring the City’s annual investment in and progress toward to the goal of community-wide undergrounding. PENCO’s scope of work also includes the following: A map identifying existing areas served by above ground utility infrastructure Identification and prioritization of locations eligible for Rule 20A funding Outline of potential boundaries for utility undergrounding assessments districts in residential and commercial areas ineligible for Rule 20A funds that would be logically and economically feasible Research and analysis on a toolbox of funding mechanisms for undergrounding that include 20A credits, but also addresses other approaches for 20B...