Our results are driven by our outstanding, comprehensive expertise. But, our clients are addicted to our outstanding communication and attention to detail. CLAD is built on decades of diverse engineering projects that improve communities, infrastructure, and the daily lives of people throughout California. We proactively govern your project from concept to completion.


4,000+ Acres of Solar Farms


The owners of CLAD have been involved in the design and construction of over 4,000 acres of solar farms throughout California. From massive industrial sites to smaller single lot uses, we have generated hundreds of megawatts for the state's electrical needs. Services provided included civil engineering, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan development and inspections, construction administration, flood studies, and project coordination.


North Shell Beach Road Storm Drain Repair

Pismo Beach, California

This storm drain project was part of an extensive improvement effort to repair a damaged bluff area at Shell Beach, including outfall repairs and installation of additional storm drain pipes and revegetation. Work completed included construction management services, including inspections and project management.


Sports Stadium Upgrade

San Luis Obispo, California

CLAD's owners were the licensed engineers replacing natural grass for this large, multi-purpose stadium. Also used in NFL stadiums, the synthetic turf used in this project saves about 2.8 million gallons of water annually, plus hours of landscape maintenance. Work completed included design, leveling the existing field, improving accessibility, and installing storm drain and sanitary sewer upgrades.


Public EV Charging Stations

San Luis Obispo, California

CLAD's owners were the licensed engineers on a project to install 40 smart electric vehicle charging stations for two locations in an effort to increase sustainability. Open to all EV drivers with valid parking permits, the chargers provide about 25 miles per charge for every hour plugged in. Work completed included project administration and inspections for ADA and EVCS compliance.

We Build Quality Partnerships

CLAD is focused on your aspirations. Beyond delivering successful outcomes, our goal is establishing a quality partnership with each client. We are proud to develop ongoing connections through substantial project work for recognized entities, including:

  • Skanska
  • ExxonMobile
  • City of Pismo Beach
  • DAOU Winery
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Lucia Mar Unified School District
  • City of Grover Beach
  • Harris Architecture & Design
  • Ravatt, Albrecht & Associates
  • Joseph Engineering
  • JDJ Land Company
  • Entrada de Paso Robles

Leadership Team

L. Alberto Lopez, RCE, QSD/P

Principal and President of Consulting

As Principal and President of Consulting, Alberto Lopez brings over 20 years of civil engineering expertise to oversight of CLAD’s inspections and project management with a straightforward, informed approach that puts people at ease, produces logical solutions, and keeps projects in motion. He takes pride in contributing to tangible community impact, from low-income housing developments and the American River Bridge to the California Polytechnic State University stadium and the second largest solar farm in the world.

David Chanley, RCE, QSD/P

Principal and VP of Engineering

David Chanley is CLAD Principal and VP of Engineering with nearly 20 years of diverse civil engineering experience, including public works, commercial development, and energy projects. His work with major construction companies such as Lennar provides valuable perspective and comprehensive understanding of development, from street design to storm drainage. David not only designs for practical efficiency, he leverages realtime, proactive adjustments to reduce costs and navigate changes with minimal waste or delay.


Engineering Consulting

Consulting with CLAD protects your interests through the process of design, build, and certification. Early project evaluation ensures that your objectives are met with minimal change orders and maximum return. Our civil engineering consulting services include:

  • Preconstruction Support
  • Estimate Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Plan Review
  • Budget Assessment
  • Budget Alignment Review
  • Design

Project Management

CLAD seamlessly leads and manages all phases of construction with consideration of project specifications and relationship development. We offer full-service project management services tailored for your needs, including:

  • Scheduling
  • Contractor Management
  • Procurement
  • Cost Tracking & Analysis
  • Project Scope Management
  • Change & Dispute Management
  • Project Close-Out
  • Warranty Management

Construction Services

CLAD offers an array of supporting construction services expertly managed by team members with industry-specific experience, including:

  • Construction Management
  • ADA Compliance
  • Construction Defects
  • Property Site Evaluations
  • Inspections
  • Budget Management
  • Contract Documentation
  • Contract Procedure
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)


Project outcomes depend on qualified people at every project phase. CLAD developed an innovative training structure to ensure our network of candidates meet your specific staffing needs with the exact certifications and industry background your project demands. We currently support the following roles for short-term and long-term placement:

  • Field Engineers
  • Project Managers

Let’s Talk About Your Project

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