Entries by Kimberly Stoll

Tehachapi Boulevard Bike Path

BSK Associates proudly served City of Tehachapi for their award-winning 1.5-mile Class One, two-lane paved bike path located on the north side of Tehachapi Boulevard between Hayes Street east and Steuber Road.  BSK’s scope of services for this project included Quality Assurance Materials Testing services for soil and aggregate base, asphalt consistency testing and concrete […]

Kern High School District ROC

In 2018, the Kern High School District started the construction of two (2) new building and the modernization of three (3) others at their Regional Occupational Center (ROC) campus in Bakersfield, California.  BSK Associates (BSK) had the privilege of serving the District by providing Construction Materials Testing and Inspection Services on this expansion project in […]

Beltway Operational Improvement Project

BSK Associates has proudly partnered with NV5 to provide Quality Assurance Materials Testing services for the Beltway Operational Improvement Project, an $81 million project as part of the City of Bakersfield’s Thomas Roads Improvement Program. This project includes operational improvements to interchange ramps and the construction of auxiliary lanes, retaining walls, and sound walls to […]

JSAS Support for Construction Compliance Order

JSAS Support for Construction Compliance Order Effective immediately, San Francisco Bay Area Counties* and the City of Berkeley will require JSAS support for the Construction Compliance Order. The order states, to start or continue with large construction projects, the site must comply with all social distancing and construction project safety protocols. In Appendices A and […]

SAC Remedial Investigation Feasibility Study

The Rancho Cordova (Sacramento) Office of BSK is currently conducting a multiple phase Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) of a shuttered metal product industrial facility in the Sacramento Valley that had 1,1-DCA, 1,1-DCE, PCE, TCE, 1,4-Dioxane, metals, Cr+6, and fuels in soil and shallow groundwater beneath the site.  With multiple potential areas of concern on site, […]

To Our Clients And Colleagues Regarding COVID-19

To our clients and colleagues: The team at BSK Associates continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing changes that it is bringing. The recently issued shelter-in-place orders define most of our services as essential services, therefore we remain available to support our clients during this challenging time. We are focused on maintaining communication […]

BSK Associates & PFAS Testing

BSK Associates & PFAS Testing   What Are PFAS? PFAS are man-made chemicals that include Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), GenX, and several additional chemicals. In fact, PFAS are made up of more than 3,000 man-made chemicals that are largely unregulated. The U.S. began manufacturing these chemicals during the 1940’s. In 2006, the EPA […]

BSK: Understanding Deep Foundations

BSK: Understanding Deep Foundations  What are Deep Foundations? Deep foundations are a type of foundation that is used to transfer building loads further down the earth to utilize stable soil. This process is utilized when the existing soil is not stable enough to handle a foundation. Deep foundations are essential for safety and maintaining the […]

Soil Compaction Testing

Soil Compaction Testing Soil Compaction Testing is a crucial step in the construction process. Ground that has not been properly compacted can be detrimental to the structural integrity of buildings, retaining structures, roads and pavements, just to name a few. Essentially, proper soil integrity could make or break your structure. Since soils are so critical […]

What is Superpave?

What is Superpave? The history of Superpave dates to the 1980’s. During that time, it had become apparent that some pavement wasn’t performing as well as others. While one section of highway would be in great shape, just down the road, another section would be degraded and need repair. Due to that, in 1987, congress […]