Welcome to Transtech's 1st Quarter Newsletter!
We hope you, your colleagues, and your loved ones are all healthy and well! We are looking forward to the day where we can all be in person. It is hard to believe we are already three months into 2021! Check out our Newsletter below to learn more about what the Transtech Team has been up to since the start of the year!
If you missed our previous newsletters, you can find them here: Transtech’s Previous Newsletters.
Introducing Transtech's 1st Company Video!
We are so excited to share with you our brand new Company Video! It is only 60 seconds long and provides an introduction about who we are at Transtech. We hope you enjoy it!
Transtech’s Building and Safety Department News!
Transtech Engineers, Inc., provides full Building and Safety services to our client cities by serving as the cities’ Building Official, Plans Examiner, Permit Technician, and Building Inspector! We worked with our client cities to transform "in-person" services to a fully integrated virtual stop for applicants. Our efforts were recently highlighted in the APWA Southern California Chapter's Insight Magazine, where you can find our article starting on page 6: APWA Insight Magazine Link.
Join Transtech and e-PlanSoft on Tuesday, March 23rd, for a special webinar event: A New Take on Intake: How Third-Party Reviewers Improve Their Customer Experience. In this free webinar, Ayla Jefferson and Dennis Tarango, Transtech’s Directors of Building and Safety and Engineering Plan Check Departments, will talk about the modes of portal intake and will share how to extend the functionality of the goPost™Public Portal to become unique portals for public sector clients. Register for free now!
Here are some fun trivia facts about Transtech’s Building and Safety Services:

  • Thus far in the 3rd month of 2021, we are proud to share that all plans submitted to date have been submitted electronically!
  • We have implemented training to Certify our staff in International Code Council (ICC), where our offices have been designated and approved for ICC certification testing to take place on-site!
  • We have implemented live virtual counter calendar platforms, where applicants may schedule appointments during available counter hour times and dates that pop up on the calendar to speak directly with a plan checker!
  • Ayla Jefferson, Director of Building and Safety and Engineering Plan Check Departments, was recently appointed to the California Building Officials (CALBO) State Licensing Boards Committee and appointed as the Co-Chair of the ICC LA Basin Chapter Sustainability Committee!
  • Dennis Tarango, Director of Building and Safety and Engineering Plan Check Departments, continues to serve on the ICC Sustainability Membership Council!
Transtech Project Received Project of the Year Award by APWA!
The Atlantic Boulevard Corridor Improvement Project, in which Transtech Engineers provided construction management services, was recognized with the 2020 Project of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The project won the award under the Transportation Category. The project included major street reconstruction and beautification along Atlantic Boulevard, which improved mobility for pedestrians, trucks, and vehicles and provided corridor beautification with landscaped medians and other elements. Roadway engineering, construction, and landscape architecture were combined to create a safe, convenient network that establishes the community as a healthy and vibrant place.
Happy International Women's Day!
Transtech wishes you a very happy International Women's Day! We are excited to share that Ayla Jefferson was highlighted as part of the “Women of ICC LA Basin”! 
Monterey Park’s Fitness Court & Playground at Barnes Park Ribbon Cutting!
The City of Monterey Park’s Recreation and Community Services Department hosted the grand opening of the City’s new Fitness Court and Playground at Barnes Park. The City partnered with the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) with the goal of providing outdoor equipment that community members of all fitness abilities could utilize. This outdoor bodyweight circuit training system is free and open to everyone, enabling users to perform a full-body workout within a seven-movement, seven-minute system.
Transtech Engineers Participates in the 77th Annual Camellia Festival!
The annual Camellia Festival in Temple City is one of our favorite events that we look forward to every February and have had the distinct honor to participate in year after year! While this year’s event looked a little different from previous years, we still had a blast attending the 77th Annual Camellia Festival virtually! Check out the Virtual Camellia Festival Parade: Camellia Festival Parade 2021 - YouTube
Transtech Engineers Celebrates the Lunar New Year with CEO! 
The Transtech Team celebrated the 2021 Lunar Year with Chinese-American Elected Officials (CEO). 2021 is the Year of the Ox! It was a wonderful Virtual Event where LA's premiere lion dancing group The Immortals performed, along with some amazing speakers including CEO President Peter Chan, State Senator Susan Rubio, and State Senator Josh Newman.
Transtech Team Attends the 2021 City Manager's Conference!
The Transtech team attended the League of California Cities Virtual 2021 City Managers Conference in early February! It was packed with informative sessions relating to Covid-19 and the future, public safety, financial impacts of the pandemic, and more!
In Loving Memory of Our Dear Friend & Colleague Bill Reed
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved former colleague and dear friend, Bill Reed. Bill was part of Transtech’s Building and Safety team for over 10 years and later served as a Senior Inspector for a public agency. He will be missed by all who knew him. Bill had tremendous passion and joy for his work, often mentoring team members. In honor of Bill, this year Transtech Engineers will be donating in his name to an organization that provides opportunities for aspiring building professionals. The Transtech Team sends their heartfelt condolences and love to his dear family, including to his son Jeremy Reed who is one of our Building Inspectors at Transtech Engineers. 
Meet Our Team!
Jeremy Reed is with the Building and Safety Department and serves as one of our Building Inspectors! He is an ICC Certified Residential Building Inspector and an ICC Certified Permit Technician. He works closely with our client cities in their Building and Planning Divisions. Jeremy has been with Transtech Engineers for over 6 years. During his free time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, wife, and his adorable 2-year-old son! Something you may not know is that Jeremy also is a musician and incredible bass player! 
Jason Robbins is with the Building and Safety Department and serves as one of our Building & Safety Supervisors & Plans Examiners! He is an ICC Certified Plans Examiner and ICC Certified Building and Commercial Building Inspector. He works closely with our client cities in their Building and Planning Divisions. Jason has been with Transtech Engineers for over 8 years starting in our Traffic Department before joining the Building and Safety Team. During his free time, Jason enjoys going to the desert with friends and riding dirt bikes and quads; he also is a big movie buff!
Joseph De Peralta is part of Transtech’s Civil Design team. He is a licensed Civil Engineer, one of our Senior Project Engineers, and an Engineer of Records. He works closely with our client cities in their Public Works Departments performing project engineering for various infrastructure and roadway projects. Joseph has over 35 years of experience in Public Works and Land Development projects. Just this last year we celebrated his 5-year milestone with Transtech! During his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his big family which includes his wife, three children, their spouses, one grandchild, seven siblings, and their families!
Victoria McQuiston is the face behind Transtech’s Quarterly Newsletters, leading the creation of content and graphics! Victoria is part of our Administrative and Business Operations Department serving as an Administrative Associate. She also manages our proposal preparations and company graphics. Something many may know about Victoria is her deep appreciation for reptiles and saving them. She has over 10 different species of snakes, lizards, and spiders – some of whom we have met at the office! During her free time, she enjoys painting, hiking, and camping. She is also honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chino Youth Museum!
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