CASE STUDY

Crafting a Concrete Oasis – 2882 Hume Road, Malibu

PROJECT OVERVIEW

LOCATION:

2882 Hume Road, Malibu, LA County

CLIENT:

Ekosubstance

PROJECT TYPE:

Single Family Residence

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Pro Engineering Consulting undertook the design and engineering for a new ~1764SF 1-story residence located in the serene expanse of Malibu on a 10-acre plot of land. The unique features of this project include VRF minisplit for efficient heating and cooling without compromising high ceilings, all-concrete construction for walls and floors, reliance on propane in the absence of natural gas, a septic system for sewer needs, and well water as the primary potable water source. Additionally, a generator was integrated to provide emergency battery support.

CHALLENGES FACED

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION RESTRICTIONS:

Challenge: The use of all-concrete construction posed challenges due to restrictions on penetrations, limiting the conventional methods of installing utilities, fixtures, and other elements.

Solution: Our team employed innovative engineering solutions to work within the constraints of limited penetrations, ensuring the structural integrity of the concrete while meeting the functional requirements of the residence.

VRF MINISPLIT FOR HIGH CEILINGS:

Challenge: Achieving high ceilings while implementing a VRF minisplit system required meticulous planning to avoid soffiting and maintain the desired architectural aesthetics.

Solution: Our engineers collaborated with architects to strategically design the VRF minisplit system, ensuring optimal heating and cooling without

REMOTE LOCATION AND LIMITED ACCESS:

Challenge: The remote location on a 10-acre plot in Malibu presented logistical challenges in terms of transportation of materials, equipment, and accessing skilled labor.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting collaborated closely with logistics experts to plan and execute the transportation of materials efficiently. We also coordinated with local contractors to ensure skilled labor availability.

EMERGENCY BATTERY SUPPORT:

Challenge: Integrating a generator for emergency battery support posed challenges in terms of sizing, placement, and seamless integration into the overall design.

Solution: Pro Engineering Consulting conducted a thorough assessment of power requirements and strategically placed the generator to ensure reliable emergency battery support, considering safety and efficiency.

ABSENCE OF PUBLIC WATER, SEWER, AND GAS:

Challenge: The remote location did not have access to public water, sewer, and gas, necessitating reliance on well water, a septic system, and propane.

Solution: Our team implemented a comprehensive strategy for sourcing well water and designing a septic system to meet the residence’s requirements. Propane was carefully integrated into the design to cater to heating needs in the absence of natural gas.

CONCLUSION

Pro Engineering Consulting successfully navigated the challenges posed by the unique features of the 2882 Hume Road residence in Malibu. Our commitment to innovation, collaboration, and precision engineering resulted in a harmonious blend of architectural vision and functional efficiency.

We value our partnership with Ekosubstance and are proud to contribute to the creation of this exceptional single-family residence in the heart of Malibu.

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