Our Livermore laboratory is now officially fully AASHTO accredited to perform Superpave Testing. We have joined the few laboratories in California that are capable of performing Hamburg and Gyratory testing through AASHTO with CalTrans certification shortly to follow. We have also more than doubled our scope of testing accreditation in materials and geotechnical laboratory testing to become accredited for the largest scope in all the BSK offices.
Anna Rikkelman, Business Development Associate receives high praise from APWA President:
“As President of the Northern California Chapter of APWA for 2016, I want to share my sincere appreciation for Anna Rikkelman’s involvement in our Chapter during the last year. Her commitment, energy and participation in our Chapter as Director of Special Events has helped make the Chapter a success and provided our membership with many fantastic opportunities to learn, grow and network with others in the public works profession.” Brian Balbas.
We received great news this week that one of our projects, Pine Mountain Fire Station #58 has won for “Geotechnical Project of the Year” in ASCE’s Los Angeles Section. ASCE’s LA Section covers a very large territory from Orange County to Riverside/San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and Kern County! This is a great honor and will be great exposure for our office and the work that we do.
A big thank you to Kevin Wall who did the grading observation and compaction testing. His great relationship with the Kern County Inspector and contractor really helped us solved some challenging problems.
Congratulations to all employees that worked on the project and contributed to its success!
CSD Fresno was recently awarded another PO modification with CH2M for its testing services working on the City of Fresno’s multiple water pipeline projects. The contract amount for the new fiscal year is $1,748,000.00, bringing the total contracted amount to $2,958,774.00. Fresno will continue to provide testing services for the 4 current Recycled Transmission Mains being constructed and will be working on 4 new projects in the coming year.
Gino Rapagna, Senior Program Manager with CH2M, stated in negotiations that his team and Mike Carbajal (City of Fresno Water Division Manager) wanted to retain BSK for another year due to the professionalism of our staff and prompt response in reporting and resolution of problems that arise.
Our Bakersfield Materials Laboratory has received certification from the US Army Corps of Engineers and will be added to the Army’s list of laboratories qualified to conduct material tests. Please read the validation letter here…