Thursday, April 15, 2021

Using Maps and Technology to Increase Report Readability

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Guzi-West is pushing the envelope to develop new ways of presenting the information we capture from our assessments.

Thanks in part to our increasing GIS Resources, we can take our reports a step further, creating detailed maps to show investigation data in a visual format. Presenting information as a map simplifies readability. The specifications of an investigation can determine what type of map is a good fit. 


Learn more here!

Contact Guzi-West today to discuss creating maps to show the data in a visual format for your next project in the Northern California area.

Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Guzi-West Performs Detailed Mold Investigations

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Guzi-west conducts detailed mold investigations using state of the art technology to discover the presence of mold and quantify the severity of a problem. Throughout the inspection, data is generated, including atmospheric readings, moisture readings, infrared imagery, and sample attributes. After an investigation, that information is condensed into a formal report to outline our findings. 

Learn more here!

Contact Guzi-West today to discuss creating maps to show the data in a visual format for your next project in the Northern California area.

Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Monday, March 15, 2021

How Can GIS Map Information Be Useful?

 


Our maps help provide an idea of where samples were taken, and how large a project may be. The maps aren’t survey grade but can provide quite accurate measurements depending on the project specifications. 

Creation of a map starts when a field crew performs a survey and sketches a field map, including the points where samples were taken. GIS staff receive the maps as a scanned copy and georeferenced to the top of a building outline. The building outlines are generated through open-source project created by Microsoft and proven to be accurate. There may be some cases where aerial imagery or other means are also used to approximate the outline of a building. Finally, staff digitize the field map over the building outline to give an approximate layout of the project footprint and sample locations. One of the benefits to using GIS is creating and storing information as spatial data. It’s incredibly easy to make updates, render new maps for re-assessments, or get multiple views of the same structure. 

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Contact Guzi-West today to discuss GIS capabilities for your next project in the Northern California area.

Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Friday, March 5, 2021

How Does a Building Survey Become a Digital Map?

 


Our maps provide an idea of where samples were taken,
and how large a project may be. The maps provide accurate measurements, with a low cost of entry. Measurements can even be near survey grade depending on the project specifications. 

Our newest team member, Seamus Begley, is a recent Humboldt State graduate who has formal training in Natural Resources and GIS. He brings a fresh perspective to Guzi-West’s growing location intelligence program which develops geospatial resources and helps the sharing of cartographic products (maps and similar information) to our clients to aid in their decision-making. 

Guzi-West is proud to use QGIS and other flexible open-source packages to deliver solutions to our clients.

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Contact Guzi-West today to discuss GIS capabilities for your next project in the Northern California area.

Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Monday, February 15, 2021

Don’t Wait. Start Taking the Necessary Steps and Clean Up Your Property Today!

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What happens if I don’t opt-in or clean up my property after the wildfires?

What if I do nothing?


What happens?


Based upon past projects we’ve seen, the municipality overseeing the clean-up process (typically the local county health department) will start sending letters to property owners who’ve not done anything and not given any indication of how/if they intend to clean-up the property. From there they’ll begin to threaten you with liens, if not actually file liens on your property.  


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Contact us today to discuss fire debris and ash removal for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding, California. 


Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Thursday, February 4, 2021

What Happens if I Don’t Opt-in or Clean Up My Property

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We sincerely hope the fire cleanup process has gone smoothly for those who lost structures in the 2020 wildfire season. We’ve had a few questions regarding what happens if you do nothing? We have experience with property owners who elected to do this in the past.  Our short answer is … we don’t recommend it!  

Learn more here!


Contact us today to discuss fire debris and ash removal for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding, California. 


Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Monday, January 18, 2021

What is Phase 2 of the Fire Debris Removal Program?

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Phase 2 is the removal of structural debris and ash, as well as the removal of trees that are a threat to the safety of the debris removal crews while working on your property. If you elect to participate in the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal, Cal OES, FEMA, and local officials will coordinate with the State’s Debris Task Force to access your property to remove debris, conduct soil sampling and ensure your property is clean and ready for rebuilding. 24 to 48 hours prior to state debris removal, property owners are notified of the planned removal.
 

Learn more here!


Contact us today to discuss fire debris and ash removal for your home or business in the areas of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Chico, and Redding, California. 


Redding: (888) 351-8189

Arcata/Eureka (North Coast): (707) 388-3008

Using Maps and Technology to Increase Report Readability

Guzi-West is pushing the envelope to develop new ways of presenting the information we capture from our assessments. Thanks in part to our ...