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  • what we do

    We are service oriented professionals in Civil & Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Public Works Administration, Surveying / GIS Solutions, and Water Resources. We understand the importance of thoughtful collaboration in order to deliver meaningful, elegant and cost-effective planning, design and engineering solutions for the needs of our community.

  • who we are

    Wallace Group is a reflection of the communities we serve. We are neighbors, family members, active volunteers, professionals, and leaders in our business and personal communities. We believe in contributing, and we have a commitment to the long-term health and viability of our built environment.

  • why we do it

    Since our founding in 1984, our focus and passion has centered on the personal side of business. We value our partnerships; we believe in earning trust and work diligently to demonstrate integrity, fairness, and reliability to our clients and amongst our staff. At Wallace Group we love what we do and the value it provides to people. Our work reflects our Dedication to Service and results in high value services and quality products for our clients and our environment.

the latest news

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04/ 25/ 2017
Heather Billing of our Public Works Administration department is now a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP)!!! The QISP certification enables certified individuals to assist industrial facilities in complying with the requirements of the 2014 Storm Water Industrial General Permit. Examples of these industrial facilities are: manufacturing facilities, wineries, breweries, landfills, recycling facilities, transportation facilities, and many more. A QISP’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist New Dischargers with determining coverage eligibility for discharges to an impaired water body Implementing the Industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (Industrial SWPPP) Performing the Annual Comprehensive Facility Compliance Evaluations Assisting in the preparation of Annual Reports, Performing Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs) Training appropriate facility Pollution Prevention Team members While this just scratches the surface in describing the requirements and details, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate Heather!
04/ 24/ 2017
Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County hosted their annual Blueprints and Blue Jeans event in Pismo Beach, California this past weekend. This event is a fundraiser for the organization to help them reach their goal of eradicating homelessness in our community. The event includes dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Several of our principals attended the event with their spouses. It’s a great event for a great organization that we love to attend!
04/ 17/ 2017
Over the weekend, our Fun Committee hosted another beautiful hike on the central coast at the Pismo Preserve in Pismo Beach, California. Although the Pismo Preserve is not open to the public yet, we have a few docents in our WG ranks that lead our hike. The weather was beautiful, and we got to enjoy all kinds of wildflowers (black sage, sticky monkey, primrose, and more)! We even had lunch with a view half way up. We are lucky to take in the magnificence of our community with our coworkers and families.
04/ 11/ 2017
The City of Taft’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was constructed in 1974. Over time, equipment began to fail and replacement parts became harder to find. Wallace Group was contracted to find a cost effective, efficient alternative design for the plant. Goals for the improvements were to replace various components and improve treatment capability in order to meet Waste Discharge Requirements. Another goal was to bring some of the lagoons back into working order to build redundancy so that any necessary repairs needed in the future could be addressed without having to shut down the entire plant. Various improvements across the plant included new headworks and an influent flow meter, new aeration system and blower building, and a new septage receiving station. As part of the new septage receiving station, a card system and cameras were installed in order for the City to have remote access 24/7. The station was placed outside of the plant’s perimeter fence so that commercial haulers and recreational RV’s could have access as well. Picture8 Some of the project challenges included having separate contractors working simultaneously during the sludge removal stage, a 5-year process to receive a USDA loan, and such high temperatures that concrete for the blower building had to be poured at night in order to prevent shrinkage cracking. Picture1 However, this multidisciplinary project has been hugely successful. The project involved our engineering (civil, water resources, and mechanical), surveying, and construction management departments. Wallace Group’s innovative design saved the City millions of dollars in fees, and the contractor finished all work within the allotted time. We are proud of our team, and we look forward to future work with the City of Taft! Picture4  
04/ 03/ 2017
Wallace Group’s Business Development and Marketing Manager Chris Gardner met with the team at Earth Systems Pacific to demonstrate practical uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) for the Engineering industry. Chris gave a presentation covering the rules, regulations, case studies, and benefits of starting a UAV program. Wallace Group currently has four certified drone pilots in various departments, and we are excited to explore the possible benefits drones could provide to our industry!