"Distinguished by its detailed planning, sustainable attributes, exploitation of resilient materials, and exceptional execution."
Judges for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) on the Golden West College Learning Resource Center
2012 CRSI "Excellence in Developing Innovative Solutions" Award Recipient
Huntington Beach, California
"The work your team did was excellent, period. It was a pleasure working with you. Your team was fabulous. I cannot imagine working with a better group of professionals. Thank you for all your work and especially being so “reachable”. I never had any issue with getting in touch with you and discussing this case. This was a very valuable asset for me."
Consulting for Litigation of Residential Insurance Claim Rancho Mirage, California
"Thank you for the great quality work and efficiency you provided throughout your submittals. Having a professional like you, only makes our jobs easier."
Fresh & Easy Chula Vista Project for The Bergman Companies Chula Vista, California
"This 67,000 SF new school was constructed on a 3.35 acre site with multiple elevations – these constrained conditions are particularly challenging and required a great deal of expertise. The project team … did an outstanding job in designing and constructing this state-of-the-art school for the students of today and the future."
Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy (Formerly CRES #14) Project for LAUSD Los Angeles, California
"Your team has given leadership in every aspect of our projects, for the initial contractor selection to the final punch list. I would not think of starting a construction project without your team as project manager."
San Juan Capistrano, California
"The efforts of IDS were of paramount importance to effect redesign of complicated issues in a very short time frame. That willingness and quick response is indeed a critical part of the construction process and our success in meeting a very tight schedule."
Owner's Authorized Representative for LAUSD | DSA School Projects Los Angeles, California
"We appreciate all your help in assisting to make our conflicts feasible and constructible. Look forward to the next project."
LAUSD | DSA School Project for Davis Reed Construction Los Angeles, California
"I am expressing my appreciation for helping us meet our structural shell permit deadline. This was probably the most complex permit on this project, and the one we needed the fastest to maintain our fast-track construction schedule. You did not disappoint and worked many long hours to make this happen for us. Your teams exemplified and re-defined the term 'partnership'. The cooperation and communication and working in harmony with the City was unparalleled."
Fashion Island Theater Project for Irvine Company Newport Beach, California
"I very much appreciate IDS’ involvement in the project. You and your team made this (final City inspection process) a very easy process for me to handle, and the end result is fantastic."
Pitzer House Project for Sunrise Senior Living Claremont, California
"We greatly appreciate your team’s willingness and cooperation in reviewing the shop drawings, submittals, RFCs, etc. expeditiously (and in electronic format, no less) to see these projects completed on schedule."
Los Angeles, California
"I have worked with this firm on many projects, including 13 building seismic retrofits and many modernization projects, in conjunction with in-house and Task Order architects. The fees have been reasonable, the work well thought-out and cost-effective. The individual engineers and architect have been very responsive to the District’s needs and DSA requirements. I would recommend this firm to all school districts."
Los Angeles, California
"IDS served as the prime consultant and the structural engineer of the A/E project team. Their design and subsequent construction were well within budget and schedule. The contract documents were well coordinated, resulting in a smooth flowing construction schedule. We found IDS to be very responsive to the coordination of unforeseen field conditions as they arose. Their staff of engineers proved to be knowledgeable, experienced, courteous, and conducted themselves in a professional manner. IDS is a firm with a team-player attitude, always putting forth extra effort to get the job done."
Irvine, California
"The IDS Group’s performance has been exemplary at all times. They have performed critical functions in our FEMA-funding process. We needed a structural engineer who could go toe-to-toe with the best in the nation and carry the weight of argument both in logic and supporting documentation utilizing code and math. This had to be done in a very factual way, but also with an eye to the realities of a political process. IDS Group was more than up to the task and the strength of their support was a very important component. The end result was that the District was one of the top FEMA-funded districts. Their attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks helped make our case air tight from a structural perspective."
Whittier, California
"Robert Popov and his staff were consistently available, affable, and affordable – three characteristics I find highly desirable for professional consultants. Their responsiveness when circumstances changed were excellent, their work product always high quality and timely, and follow-up calls or correspondence made with thoroughness."
Honolulu, Hawaii
"I have never failed to be impressed by the engineering acuity and ability to search out the root cause of a problem and propose alternatives to correct it. Studies are consistently insightful and practical. Any design challenges presented (have) always been met with the highest quality of professionalism in determining the factors best-suited for the project."
Los Angeles, California
"Your staff provided high quality engineering, while keeping the commitment to the extremely limited time schedules. It has been a pleasure working with your staff."
Long Beach, California
"Not only did you provide clear and concise contract documents, but you also provided excellent well-defined descriptions of the scope of work for every type of (structural) repair, making the unit pricing calculations for additional work irrefutable by the contractor. You were receptive to our needs, responsive to staying within the budget parameters, and always ready to provide quick resolutions to last minute requests. Thank you, IDS, for all your hard work to ensure the success of the project and for helping us make the campus a safer environment. I have enjoyed working with all of you and sincerely hope I have the opportunity to work with IDS again in the near future."
Huntington Beach, California
"I can attest to the supportive, thorough, and professional manner in which you have conducted yourself. We have always found your organization to be open and flexible in response to our objectives and consistent in its concern for project cost control and constructability."
Los Angeles, California
"The mechanical engineering expertise provided by your firm respects the precision of performance criteria required by our campus scientific mission, and provides a flexible and unique environment for future exploration."
Pasadena, California
"With the complexities of the equipment installation and the time, space, and cost constraints, this was not a simple project. Yet, with your help, we were able to complete this project on time. You were always there ready and able to answer our questions and provide assistance in keeping the job running smoothly."
Pomona, California
"Your construction drawings and remodeling were excellent. The project was completed on time and is performing very well."
Santa Ana, California
"Over my 30 years in the engineering and construction administration field, I have not known or been involved with a more talented, professional, and broadly-qualified firm. No project is too large or too small for their attention; response is thorough and immediate."
San Luis Obispo, California
"This project resulted in a first-class facility with all the trades performing excellent with the guidance of the Popov engineering team."
Fullerton, California
"The professional relationship and trust between IDS’s engineers and the University’s structural engineering professors facilitated the development of the design."
Irvine, California
"IDS is clearly one of the most responsive and professional engineers I have ever had the opportunity to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have found them to be creative in problem-solving in difficult situations. They always respond in a timely manner and have been a pleasure to work with."
Los Angeles, California
"IDS as a company has continually demonstrated extraordinary technical expertise while keeping within (our) budgets and schedules. It is without reservation that I recommend them for new structural design work and seismic retrofit design work."
Costa Mesa, California
"Our projects were led by various County project managers, and they all found IDS staff to be professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and pleasant. IDS’s design documents were clear and well coordinated and subsequent construction administration services were responsive. All projects were completed well within the budget and schedule."
Alhambra, California
"Innovative design, accuracy of the construction document, and the flexibility of IDS engineers were major factors in the success of both our projects. The design allowed almost continuous operation during construction, proving very cost-effective and an architecturally-attractive solution."
Norwalk, California