MHP - Structural Engineers

“Keeping it Local”

June 5th, 2014

In the current Long Beach Schools - Measure K Newsletter, MHP is recognized for it’s ongoing relationship with the Long Beach Unified School District, its commitment to the local Community and to Making Buildings Safe! Follow the link below for full details.

Keeping it Local - MHP Structural Engineers Making Buildings Safe

MHP partners who live in Long Beach include (l-r) Rick Beall, Ken O'Dell and Lance Kenyon.

Sometimes our Engineering IS Rocket Science!

May 23rd, 2014

MHP Structural Engineers are helping get the next spacecraft back on the ground… on Mars!

Our engineers at MHP worked with the NASA/JPL project team to ensure the foundations for the Rocket Sled pulley system support structure were strong enough to withstand the forces imposed by the rocket sled.

Check out the video to see more of our work in action!


How Does NASA Test a Martian Parachute?

MHP’s Latest Multi-Story, Mixed Retail Project Close to Completion!

April 29th, 2014


With just a small slot left to allow the contractor to back the crane out of the building, MHP is excited to see its latest multi-story, mixed-retail project build closer to completion. With mixed retail and restaurant spaces provided at street level, a major single level retailer in the upper level and parking at the first and second levels above grade, this 450,000 square foot building will provide enhanced shopping and dining opportunities for the Sunset and Western community. Combining precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, tilt-up concrete, a little bit of structural steel, some steel joist, and a metal deck roof, the project might even have a kitchen sink.

Be sure to check back in for the grand opening!


Photo’s courtesy of Whiting-Turner

MHP Named “Corporate Champion” by PCRF!

February 27th, 2014


MHP is honored to be named a “Corporate Champion” by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation!

PCRF awards this honor to partners who “are not just sponsors, but who go above and beyond by forming teams, fundraising, volunteering and above all, sewing PCRF into the fabric of their company’s corporate culture”. For the past 10 years, MHP has supported this worthy cause by participating and sponsoring the annual “Reaching for the Cure” Run/Walk/Bike event.


This year is no exception. Team MHP will be on the course March 29th and 30th, running, walking, biking, and showing our love and support for the nearly 13,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year. With each step, we aim to encourage, inspire and honor all of the precious children and their families who continue to fight this disease while reaching for the cure!


“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give” ~ Walt Whitman

Hollywood Fault Puts New Developments on Shaky Ground

February 26th, 2014


USGS recently issued a new preliminary fault map that includes the Hollywood Fault. The new maps show that several major developments planned in Hollywood are much closer to an active earthquake fault than Los Angeles city officials have stated. The draft maps depict the course of the Hollywood Fault, which runs from Atwater Village and Los Feliz, through a bustling section of central Hollywood and west along the Sunset Strip.

Map: The Hollywood fault and proposed developments

The maps indicate a zone of approximately 500 feet around the fault, and state law requires any new development within the zone receive extensive underground seismic testing to determine whether the fault runs under it. The law prohibits building on top of faults.

When the state formally adopts a final version of the maps in 2014, the rules will affect future development in two fast-growing areas: Hollywood, north of Hollywood Boulevard and West Hollywood, along Sunset Boulevard.


Developments in the state’s preliminary earthquake fault zone include the proposed Millennium Hollywood skyscraper project, the huge Blvd6200 development now under construction, and a planned apartment complex on Yucca Street.

MHP will continue to follow this story as it unfolds, as the final results will surely create a ripple effect among developers seeking to shine in the City of Angels.


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