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San Francisco Office

350 Townsend Street, Ste 409
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: 415-658-5850

Oakland Office

318 Harrison Street, Ste 302
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: 510-868-1085

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DESIGN CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Formed in 2005 by highly experienced professionals in the industry, UDCE is an open-culture, consulting engineering firm dedicated to the success of our clients, team, and colleagues.  Our expertise is in multi-discipline civil engineering projects specifically in the urban setting.  We thrive in collaborations with Developers, Architects, Cities & Counties, Contractors, Landscape Architects, and complex agencies on site development, streetscape, joint trench, transportation, utility, and land development projects.

UDCE has experience providing sustainable civil engineering services for numerous LEED and Greenpoint Rated projects.  We are a proud member of Build it GREEN, CASQA, ASCE and ASCE Construction Institute, and we are well-versed in local stormwater requirements.

As a certified local small business, we are readily available to our clients and take on projects with a sense of local pride.

OUR TEAM

Formed in 2005 by highly experienced professionals in the industry, UDCE has the capacity, experience, and know how to take on large-scale, complex projects - giving them the hands-on attention they deserve. Our staff have decades of experience designing solutions for the most challenging urban projects.

JASON LING

Founder and principal of UDCE, Jason has over 20 years of civil engineering and project management experience that he brings to each project. He is passionate about civil engineering and excels at finding strategies that excite all the parties involved. He insists on delivering quality and vision to all of UDCE’s projects and has a proven track record of doing so. Jason holds a Civil and Environmental degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

DEAN PONTZIOUS

Dean is UDCE’s in-house licensed general contractor and construction subject matter expert. He commands the demanding skills required for the overall planning and control of a construction project.  Dean has been working in the construction industry for over 35 years. His meticulous QA/QC of Construction Documents are a key factor in our projects’ successes. 

ANNETTE TARDIFF

Annette provides comprehensive project management and site civil design services for UDCE projects. Her specialties include grading, urban hydrology, and permanent stormwater management. Annette’s designs focus on the user experience. In preparation for a recent urban accessibility project, she rented a wheelchair for the day to better understand the user’s needs and to build intuition for the design.

NICK LAWRUS

As project manager, Nick engages with all members of a project design team to deliver value to UDCE's dry utility and joint trench projects. He is a strong partner with project managers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, project consultants, and clients to determine plan design options and efficient submittal strategies. Nick’s civil engineering skills are bolstered by a strong background in landscape architecture.

UDCE's core values are to help our clients, our projects and each other succeed. Our bottom line includes the entire project experience, a commitment to building collaborative relationships, and creative approaches to problem-solving. These are what make our work matter - to us and to those around us. 

GIVING

BACK

As members of the larger Bay Area community, we are proud to help support the following local organizations and chapters through monetary and volunteer contributions. We encourage everyone to give generously to them.

ASCE SF SECTION
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine - the built environment - while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

AIDS/ LIFECYCLE
AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully-supported, seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers, or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is still a devastating disease in our society, particularly the LGBT community and communities of color. AIDS/LifeCycle is co-produced by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

MERCY HOUSING

Mercy Housing provides affordable, service-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs. Its California division has developed over 8,700 homes across 36 California counties. Mercy Housing California is committed to changing lives and revitalizing neighborhoods by providing safe, accessible, quality housing.

RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

For more than 30 years, RCD has created and preserved affordable housing for very low- and low-income individuals and families, to build community and enrich lives.  The problem we continue to address is how low-income individuals and families can continue to live and work in an increasingly expensive Bay Area.

TENDERLOIN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (TNDC)

Founded in 1981, TNDC develops community and provides affordable housing and services for people with low incomes in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources.

 

WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation provides the essential infrastructure for free knowledge. We host Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects. We welcome anyone who shares our vision to join us in collecting and sharing knowledge that fully represents human diversity.