Jul
13
2013

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Harris Projects Recognized with Multiple Awards

Several industry associations have recognized Harris & Associates’ projects in their award programs this spring.

California Transportation Engineering Services Awards Program + Construction Management Water

  • South Santa Fe Avenue (North) Improvements Project
  • Jacking a 60-inch storm drain casing under NTCD commuter rail tracks
  • The Mission substation is to date the largest substation in the SVP system.
  • Harris provided an on-site representative, project management, and geographic information system services for an electrical substation upgrade project.
  • USIU Miramar Project
  • Harbor Drive southern vault repairs
  • In March 2012, two 1942-era Harbor Drive trunk sewer vaults adjacent to Las Chollas Creek collapsed.

    Concord, CA -

    “Harris is committed to delivering unrivaled construction and program management and design services to our clients,” says President and CEO Lisa Larrabee. “These industry awards serve as excellent examples of this mission.”

    South Santa Fe Avenue (North) Improvements Project

    The $15 million South Santa Fe Avenue project widened a 0.7-mile segment of the road from two lanes to four lanes, adding 1.8 new lane-miles of traveled roadway. The project also made additional safety and traffic improvements to plan for future traffic increase and brought the highway into compliance with the County of San Diego’s General Plan Update. Harris provided construction management services for the County of San Diego on this challenging project, which involved construction within a living and changing transportation system inside a working area that continued to decrease and had a constant flow of vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and commuter rail service.

    Awards: Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) San Diego Chapter, Project Achievement Award; American Public Works Association (APWA) San Diego Chapter, Project of the Year Award

    Silicon Valley Power Mission Substation Project

    Harris provided an on-site representative, project management, and geographic information system services for an electrical substation upgrade project. Silicon Valley Power (SVP), a municipal utility run by the City of Santa Clara, is currently performing a series of upgrades to the City’s electricity infrastructure so that SVP can maintain the level of services expected by the City’s utility customers, which include many Internet and technology companies and the new Levi’s Stadium. The project reached completion in March and the municipal utility’s crews successfully connected the new substation to the 60kV line. The Mission substation is to date the largest substation in the SVP system.

    Awards: APWA Silicon Valley Chapter, Project of the Year Award

    USIU-Miramar Emergency Repairs Project

    Due to both present and projected growth of the Scripps Miramar Ranch community, the City of San Diego decided to replace the trunk sewer originally installed in 1968 as part of the development of the United States International University (USIU). Keeping the existing pipeline in service would limit capacity and potentially result in a sewage overflow. One of the most challenging aspects of this project was tunneling a new sewer main across Interstate 15, a crossing of more than 600 feet in length with depths approaching 50 feet. Ultimately, the City and engineer decided to use auger boring as the method for the difficult crossing. This presented its own set of unique challenges, and it was only through the collaboration of the City of San Diego, Harris & Associates, and other project team members that the project reached successful completion.

    Awards: CMAA San Diego Chapter, Project Achievement Award; APWA San Diego Chapter, Project of the Year Award

    Harbor Drive Emergency Trunk Sewer Replacement Project

    In March 2012, two 1942-era Harbor Drive trunk sewer vaults adjacent to Las Chollas Creek collapsed. This project removed and replaced the two sewer vaults, rehabilitated approximately 1,000 linear feet of the 48- and 42-inch trunk sewer main, and improved the median and surface. City of San Diego staff engaged as-needed contractor Orion Construction Corporation and Orion retained Harris & Associates for engineering support. Harris pulled record drawings, reviewed the site and found complete structural failure due to entrapped sewer gas. The Harris team provided construction phase engineering services for two pile-supported vaults, a new air jumper system in a raised bridge median, CIPP pipe rehabilitation, and repairs of the bridge seismic anchor wall.

    Awards: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Diego Chapter, Project of the Year Award; APWA San Diego Chapter, Project of the Year Award


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