Delano Earlimart Irrigation District

Delano Earlimart Irrigtion District Water Recharge Projects 

BSK has been working with the Delano Earlimart Irrigation District to develop their groundwater recharge projects totaling more than 300 acres of recharge facilities.  The groundwater recharge project is known as the Turnipseed Recharge Basin, which could receive water from either the District’s distribution system of from direct diversions from the White River.  This project will significant benefit the District in balancing their groundwater.  The recharge basins are located northwest of the intersection of Avenue 24 and Road 176 near Delano, California.  BSK has worked with the District Engineer, Provost and Pritchard, on this project for the last four years and we are continuing to work on this project.

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BSK Award Winning Projects

BSK Award Winning Projects

BSK Associates is proud to announce that we acted as consultants on two projects that received awards from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Award Winning Project:

Delano Earlimart Irrigation District, Water Recharge Projects, Tulare and Kern Counties, CA 

Delano Earlimart Irrigation District has been working to develop their groundwater recharge projects totaling more than 300 acres of recharge facilities. A 2022 ACEC Merit project, the groundwater recharge project is known as the Turnipseed Recharge Basin, which could receive water from the District’s distribution system from direct diversions from the White River.  This project will significantly benefit the District in balancing their groundwater.  The recharge basins are located northwest of the intersection of Avenue 24 and Road 176 near Delano, California.  BSK has worked with the District Engineer, Provost and Pritchard, on this project for the last four years with geotechnical investigations, and construction observation, and testing services.

Award Winning Project:

1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) Comprehensive Remediation Design/Build Project, Atwater, CA

Design included mat foundations for GAC vessels and other equipment, retaining walls and ringwall foundation systems for backwash tanks. BSK served as the geotechnical engineer and construction materials testing consultant for this design-build project.

 

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Recharge Fresno Project 

Recharge Fresno Project 

This is one of the largest public work projects City of Fresno has ever constructed with construction cost over $400 million dollars. BSK was involved in these projects for over 7 years, from design to construction.

Recharge Fresno Project Phases

The projects consisted of the Friant-Kern Canal Pipeline, a 4.5 mile long, 60-inch diameter water pipeline, which conveys surface water from the Friant-Kern Canal to the existing Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility.

The second phase was the Kings River Pipeline where the pipeline is a 13-mile long, 72-inch diameter water pipeline. This section conveys surface water from the Kings River to the new Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility.

The third phase was the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility. This facility treats over 54 million gallons per day of drinking water.

The fourth project was the Regional Transmissions Mains where the pipeline is a 13 miles 20-inch to 66-inch diameter pipe that conveys treated drinking water from the new Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility to the existing smaller diameter mains.

The last project is the Recycled Water Transmissions Mains where the pipeline is a 20 miles pipeline that conveys recycled water from the Fresno-Clovis Regional Water Reclamation Facility into the City of Fresno for irrigation use and groundwater recharge.

 

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Hayward USD Solar Project

Hayward USD Solar Project

The Hayward USD Solar Project flipped the switch becoming a cleaner, greener, school district.

The Hayward USD Solar Project brought solar photovoltaic panels to thirty-three schools within the District. Additionally, all 33 sites received infrastructure improvements consisting of solar shade structures, roof, or ground mount arrays. With these upgrades the District is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings over the lifetime of the program.

BSK is thrilled to have provided Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing Services for this project. Services included, site reconnaissance, subsurface investigation, laboratory testing, engineering analysis, and report preparation.

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West Contra Costa USD Project

West Contra Costa USD Project

The West Contra Costa USD project consisted of adding solar systems to thirty-four school sites within the school district. The solar improvements included carports, shade structures, and rooftop mounted systems. These solar improvements are estimated to provide 6.3 megawatts of clean energy. BSK provided Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing Services, and Environmental soil sampling to the project. The solar system is estimated to generate $53 million in electricity savings over the next 25 years.

BSK Associates is proud to have been a part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Project!

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Dalton Reservoir Project

Dalton Reservoir Project

BSK holds an on-call environmental and geotechnical and materials testing contract with the City of Livermore. Dalton Reservoir Project was one of the task orders. This project replaced an existing 2.0 million-gallon steel water reservoir with a new 3.41 million-gallon steel reservoir on a 5.7-acre site in the northeastern portion of the City of Livermore.

BSK performed soils observation and compaction testing, rebar placement inspection, concrete placement inspection, structural steel welding inspection, and coatings inspection through a subconsultant. Additionally, BSK provided inspection for more than 20,000 linear feet of welds and nearly 1.25 million pounds of steel materials.

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California Solar Project

California Solar Project

The California Solar Project is a 1,200 acre project consisting of 171-MWdc of production facility. We are excited to announce that this facility will supply renewable energy to approximately 30,000 homes. Additionally, this project will help curb an estimated 22,000 cars worth of carbon dioxide yearly.

BSK is proud to have worked with McCarthy on the California Solar Project. BSK provided geotechnical services and material testing. In general, the geotechnical investigation consisted of a field exploration, laboratory testing, engineering analysis, and preparation of a separate report summarizing our findings and recommendations. Our scope of work includes percolation testing, field resistivity testing, and thermal resistivity testing.

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BSK: Downtown Merced Revitalization

BSK: Downtown Merced Revitalization

BSK helps revamp historical buildings in downtown Merced.

Revamp on historical buildings in downtown Merced.

BSK helps downtown Merced revitalize historical buildings. Three of Merced’s oldest buildings are receiving a face lift in hopes of bringing downtown Merced back to life. Downtown Merced has been under construction over the past year on Tioga Hotel, El Capitan Hotel, and the Mainzer Theatre. Not only are these three historical sites some of the oldest buildings in Merced, built as early as 1920’s, they also have noteworthy historical pasts. The goal of this project is to renovate these notorious sites, while still maintaining some historical integrity.

BSK Associates has played a key role in the renovations of each of these buildings. After BSK’s initial Geotechnical Engineering Investigation, South Valley Regional Manager, On Man Lau, PE, GE, was able to reduce the size of the micropiles. This reduction saved the developer thousands of dollars towards the renovations.

BSK: Downtown Merced Revitalization

All three renovations are still in progress. However, we are excited to announce the Tioga is nearing completion. The El Capitan Hotel and Mainzer Theater are also well on their way.

The Tioga Hotel becomes Luxury Apartments

Tioga Hotel, Downtown Merced Revitalization.

The Tioga Hotel is one of the oldest and largest buildings in the City of Merced. Built in 1928, the Tioga was home to Merced’s first neon sign, was a key player in the wartime efforts during World War II, and attracted numerous notable figures and royalty from across the world, including Calvin Coolidge, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, and John Kennedy. The National Register of Historical Places inducted the Tioga in 1980. Due to its prestigious history it was important to all those involved to preserve as much of the building as possible, while upgrading the structure to today’s safety standards.

BSK had the opportunity of performing field exploration on the Tioga; designing micropiles for a seismic retrofit on the existing six story reinforced concrete structure. Furthermore, we performed materials testing and inspection on the Tioga including but not limited to:

  • Drilled Pier Soils Observations

    Tioga Hotel. Downtown Merced Revitalization.

  • Reinforced Concrete Inspections
  • Concrete Sampling and Testing
  • Post Installed Anchor Inspections
  • Shop and Field Welding Inspections
  • High Strength Bolting Inspections
  • Epoxy Rebar Inspections
  • Shear wall nailing Inspections
  • Wood Moisture Testing

Features include; studios, one-and two-bedroom apartments, and penthouse apartments. The lobby will feature social work-spaces, a fitness center, and private conference and event rooms. There are also plans to include a retail area on the street level space.

El Capitan Hotel Renovations

BSK helps revamp historical buildings in downtown Merced

UT inspection at El Capitan. Photo features the Tioga in background.

El Capitan is another historic remodel for the City of Merced. The original EL Capitan was Merced’s first hotel, built in 1872, the same year the City of Merced was established. Unfortunately, in 1931 the hotel burnt, but it was remodeled and has been left as it is since 1936.

As with the Tioga Hotel, BSK has helped with the renovations on El Capitan from the ground up,  from performing Ultrasonic Testing on the primary metal structure of the building in local weld shops, to being on the El Capitan job site, conducting Reinforced Concrete Inspection.

Tioga Hotel features 114 rooms restored to encompass the original feel of the hotel and honor the historic El Capitan as the town’s first railroad depot.  The space will also feature a restaurant, a café, and an amazing courtyard lounge.

The Mainzer Theater

The Mainzer Theatre revamp in Downtown Merced.

Although construction on this building originally began in the 1920’s, the Mainzer Theatre did not open its doors until Halloween, October 31st, of 1931. The Mainzer Theatre is one of the most recognized landmarks in Merced. Originally built by famous architects from San Francisco, the Reid Brothers. The Spanish Courtyard design was very unique. According to the Merced Theatre Foundation, which was responsible for the initial restoration of the building in 2012, “Patrons that visited the theatre believed that there were people living in the windows of the courtyard”. The Mainzer Theatre has been a special place for those of Merced, from school graduations and dance performances, to weddings, and of course movies; the theatre has been visited by many. Once again because of its rich history it was important to keep the historical feel on this project.

Additionally, BSK was asked to provide our services for the Mainzer Theatre. Some of the work we will be conducting includes:

  • Soils Observations and Compaction Testing.
  • Reinforced Concrete Inspections.
  • Concrete Sampling and Testing.
  • Post Installed Anchor Inspections.
  • Shop Welding Inspections.

Upon completion The Mainzer Theatre will have 4 bowling lanes, a restaurant, a stage, movie theater, and possibly a bar. Renovations are not scheduled to be completed until late 2020. However, they are already well into renovations.

 

 

 

Lastly, Mainzer Theatre. Merced Revamp.

Special Thanks

The downtown revamp has been a very rewarding project for BSK. We thrive on being a part of a project that truly makes a difference in the community.

Lastly, we’d like to give a special thanks to all of our BSK employees and our client!

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Buckhorn Hotel Remodel

Buckhorn Hotel Remodel

Buckhorn Hotel Remodel

BSK proudly performed the geotechnical engineering and provided construction materials testing and special inspection for the Buckhorn Hotel Remodel. BSK’s services during construction included soil compaction testing, concrete sampling testing and special inspection services for the new pool, and spa and new lobby.

The newly remodeled Cuyama Buckhorn hotel and restaurant has been featured in several prestigious media outlets including Forbes, Men’s Journal, Hospitality Design, and Food & Home Magazine. Just to name a few. We are proud to have been a part of this amazing remodel.

 

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Tracy WWTP Project

Tracy WWTP Project

Phase I-Water Transmission Mains and Pump Station Improvements, Phase II-Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Outfall Pipeline.

BSK’s scope of the Tracy WWTP Project supports $24 million of improvements to include within, and connections, to the City’s wastewater treatment plant, across roadways, agricultural and unimproved and unincorporated property. For BSK, it involves a combination of specification and test requirements (ASTM and Caltrans).

Phase 1 of this project included the installation of approximately 6,000 linear feet of 30-inch diameter pipe and 17,500 linear feet of 25-inch diameter pipe from the recycled water pump station within the City’s wastewater treatment plant, across agricultural and unimproved property and roads (owned by the City and County). Additionally, Phase 2 (underway) includes the installation of an additional 10,000 linear feet of 24-inch diameter pipe.

Tracy WWTP

In addition, BSK performed materials testing and special inspection services including:

  • Earthwork and pavement observation.
  • Sampling and testing.
  • Testing for controlled density fill and structural concrete.
  • Concrete/masonry and welding inspections.
  • Nondestructive testing for the welded pipe segments.
  • HMA sampling and testing.

A portion of the project also included concrete slurry encased piping, pavement grinding and overlays, and micro surfacing slurry seal.

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BSK strongly believes in giving back to the communities in which we work. Furthermore, we make sure our community involvement goals have a positive impact on the communities which we serve; because, in the end it’s all about community.

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