Community

Liftech Volunteers at Rebuilding Together Oakland

Liftech feels strongly about giving back to the community. We recently had a perfect opportunity when several Liftech employees participated in a Rebuilding Together Oakland (RTO) project on their National Rebuilding Day. The RTO website explains their mission: We build community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners and…

Abode Services Thanks Liftech

Abode held a thank you dinner recently for its contributors. Derrick Lind attended on Liftech’s behalf to accept a special award for our contributions and reported it was a humbling and inspiring event. Liftech employees adopt a local charity during the holidays each year as part of our ongoing commitment to our community and selected…

Supporting Our Community

Liftech’s culture has always been to mentor and enrich students through education by participating in local scholarship and fundraising programs. We also take an active role in supporting local port activities.  Structural engineers Erik Soderberg, Sugi Loni, Derrick Lind, and Anna Dix represented Liftech in port-sponsored events this year that included providing educational opportunities for…

ASCE Great Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami Damage Reconnaissance

Written by Yoshi Oritatsu: As a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Post Disaster Assessment Team, I recently visited Japan to investigate the damage to waterfront structures from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.  I was fortunate to join the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) team, comprised of six U.S. engineers…

Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Honors Liftech and Employees

On the evening of April 20th, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (OCCC) held their 26th Anniversary Spring Banquet.  This banquet marks the transition of the Chamber’s board president and is an opportunity to recognize organizations providing exceptional services to the community. As part of his long-term commitment to the community, our own Sugi Loni,…

Liftech Hosts Stuttgart University

Liftech hosted 35 engineering students from Stuttgart University in Germany on October 12, 2010.   The students toured the Bay Area’s unique structures and various construction sites giving the students an introduction to a wide-range of civil engineering topics.  Their tour included trips to the Golden Gate Bridge, the construction sites of the new Caldecott Tunnel and…

Liftech Engineers Teach Local High School Students about Engineering

Liftech engineers Derrick Lind and Anna Dix taught at the Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) this year in association with the Engineers Alliance for the Arts (EAA). As part of EAA’s student impact project, local professional engineers visit classrooms to teach students about bridges. The focus of the six week curriculum is for students…