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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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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Kirker Pass Truck Climbing Lane

Kirker Pass Truck Climbing Lane

Kirker Pass Northbound Truck Climbing Lane project, client was Contra Costa County Public Works.

Kirker Pass Northbound Truck Climbing Lane project, client as Contra Costa County Public Works.

The Kirker Pass truck climbing lane project is approximately two miles in length  providing a 12-foot truck lane and 8-foot paved shoulder. The project also includes six retaining walls due to the existing slopes and drainage adjacent to the roadway. BSK’s role focused on the quality assurance materials testing services to the project including hot-mix asphalt observation and testing of Type A and RHMA-G paving materials, as well as soil compaction testing for embankment fill and structural backfill, performed using Caltrans Specifications.

BSK Associates is proud to have served Contra Costa County Public Works Department.

Check out these additional Road Projects:

Hwy 101 / Blossom Hill Road Interchange Improvement Project

Beltway Operational Improvement Project

Centennial Corridor Project

Hwy 120 / Union Road, Manteca, CA

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West Hills Community College

West Hills Community College, North District Center, Firebaugh, CA

West Hills Community College

BSK provided geotechnical investigation and are currently working on the construction inspection and testing for the West Hills Community College Project in Firebaugh, CA. The new 40 million, two story 41,263 square foot center will be built at the existing District Facility. The new center will feature classrooms, lab, library, and office space as well as a new Fresno County library and field office for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The facility will replace the current 11,764 square foot center.

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Marsh Creek Road Bridge

Marsh Creek Road Bridge

Marsh Creek Road Bridge is located in the unincorporated area of east Contra Costa County between Clayton and Brentwood.  This $4.9 million project replaced an existing 29.5 ft. wide by 44.5 ft. long steel girder bridge with a new, wider, two‐stage precast/pre‐stressed wide‐flange California Bulb Tee girder bridge. Additionally, each bridge abutment had either wingwall or retaining walls constructed in each corner of the bridge.

The new bridge has two 12 ft. lanes and two 8 ft. shoulders. Furthermore, several Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques were used in an area which had environmental restrictions. In addition, the project area had 6,000 vehicles/day traveling along Marsh Creek Road. Construction was staged in four phases.

This project was primarily funded by Federal Highway Bridge Replacement funding, Local Road funds, and SB‐1 funds. Moreover, the project was designed to Caltrans standards.

This project used high early strength concrete. In addition, concrete accelerants, and soil‐cement backfill with geogrid were used. This project further called for 22 ft temporary soil‐nail shoring walls along with a Soldier pile wall with concrete facing. Further, the project team approved two special concrete mix designs, one with higher cement content and water reducers (Delvo). The second with concrete accelerant BASF MasterSet AC 534, which was pre‐approved through Caltrans. This helped achieve over 4,200 psi concrete in 3 days.

BSK Associates

BSK acted as a subconsultant to Substrate, Inc., and under Hill International’s direction. Moreover, BSK’s role in the project was to support source inspection of six – 88’ 3” long girders at Confab LLC in Lathrop. Additionally we provided Quality Assurance materials testing/special inspection of structural backfill, and aggregate base; as well as, hot mix asphalt and structural concrete construction elements.

This project was an awardee of the American Public Works Association for Project of the Year in 2018. BSK Associates is proud to have been a part of such an amazing project! 

Check out these additional Road Projects.

Hwy 101 / Blossom Hill Road Interchange Improvement Project

Beltway Operational Improvement Project

Centennial Corridor Project

Hwy 120 / Union Road, Manteca, CA

 

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Geneseo Road Bridge Project

Geneseo Road Bridge Project

Geneseo Road Bridge Project is located at Huerhuero Creek in San Luis Obispo County, California.

Geneseo Road Bridge Project

BSK provided on-going Geotechnical Engineering Services during the construction of the proposed 3-span structure, working directly for the County. Furthermore, BSK updated the geotechnical analysis to review previous investigations, and provide updated recommendations for 36-inch cast-in-drilled-hole piles at the abutments and bents. Analysis included liquefaction potential and associated effects. BSK provided periodic pile observations during construction.

Check out these additional Road Projects.

Hwy 101 / Blossom Hill Road Interchange Improvement Project

Beltway Operational Improvement Project

Centennial Corridor Project

Hwy 120 / Union Road, Manteca, CA

 

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

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