Rich Returns to Redlands

The Altum Group returned to the City of Redlands to provide contract planning services for an eight month period beginning in early 2019. Principal Planner Rich Malacoff, AICP was asked to return to work at the One Stop Permit Center and as a former City employee, he was excited to head back to where his … Continue reading Rich Returns to Redlands

Working Safely in Extreme Temperatures

Field work in a Desert Environment The dramatic landscapes of Southern California’s Coachella Valley are home to more than 300,000 full-time residents who find the area a great place to work and play. However, this beauty can be deceiving, especially when working on outdoor assignments in the heat of summer. With temperatures averaging above 102 … Continue reading Working Safely in Extreme Temperatures

Altum’s New Director of Engineering

Altum is pleased to announce a new Director of Engineering: Jim D. Faul, PE, QSD. A licensed Professional Engineer, Mr. Faul brings more than 35 years of experience in Southern California to this important leadership position. He will be responsible for overseeing staff throughout the Altum offices and providing strong technical oversight and management to … Continue reading Altum’s New Director of Engineering

LOS Out, VMT In – Changes to CEQA Analysis

SB 743: Change from LOS to VMT for CEQA Transportation Analysis Today’s prevailing metric for measuring traffic and transportation in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is LOS, or Automobile Level of Service. LOS measures delay at individual local intersections and on individual highway segments through traffic studies that estimate the number of trips generated … Continue reading LOS Out, VMT In – Changes to CEQA Analysis