Karagozian and Case is a leading provider of innovative engineering solutions for unique challenges worldwide. We leverage over 50 years of experience designing, modeling, testing and fabricating products and facilities for the aerospace and defense industries to help clients within the amusement and themed entertainment industries turn ideas into captivating experiences and unforgettable memories, helping our clients create captivating experiences and unforgettable memories.
Originating as a structural engineering company, K&C’s capabilities now encompass a vast spectrum of abilities, including advanced modeling of dynamic systems, research and characterization of new materials, and reverse engineering of existing components. Our passionate team of engineers, scientists, and researchers seamlessly blends imagination with technical expertise. Our cutting-edge analysis and design experience allow us to lean in to project beyond traditional design. We have five California-registered Structural Engineers and an additional four California-registered Professional Engineers (three Civil and one Mechanical). Almost all our over 30 technical staff members hold advanced degrees with training in Dynamics and four hold Doctor of Philosophy degrees in structural mechanics related work.
K&C integrates seamlessly with our fabrication subsidiary, Gozian. The team at Gozian harnesses decades of experience to manufacture almost anything our clients can imagine. Their facility is equipped with state-of-the-art machining equipment, a 5-axis water jet, welding tables, a walk-in oven, composite/lamination equipment, a clean assembly area, and a packaging/crating department. This allows Gozian to provide state-of-the-art solutions for new designs, replacement parts for existing systems, and everything in between.
The combined capabilities of K&C and Gozian allow us to develop and fabricate designs that can push materials and systems to their extreme limits, helping to create advanced new dynamic theming, interactive props, and awe-inspiring rides. We are not just engineers and fabricators; we are innovators.
Having joined K&C in 2023, Nick Oberts, P.E., has extensive experience in the Themed Entertainment industry: on the owner’s side at both the Disneyland Resort and SeaWorld San Diego, and as a consultant, providing engineering, design, and inspection services to multiple theme parks and venues all over the country. He’s collaborated with colleagues throughout the themed entertainment industry, including engineers, architects, entertainment managers, operations managers, animal care experts, maintenance managers, contractors, ride manufacturers, fabricators and suppliers. His career has allowed him to inspect and certify rides, develop theatrical maintenance and access systems, design structures, and manage design and construction teams. Nick has over 20 years of experience in the engineering and design field, holds a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkely, and is a licensed Civil Engineer.