Horrocks Ranked Second for Intermountain Top Design Firms

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States recently published their Intermountain Top Design Firms list for 2014. Out of 48 engineering and architectural firms, Horrocks Engineers is proud to be ranked second. The list ranks firms based on their 2013 revenue, and includes firms in Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Horrocks was ranked at second place in 2013, third place in 2012, and fourth place in 2011. To view ENR Mountain State’s complete list, please visit: http://mountainstates.construction.com/mountainstates_top_lists_construction_firms/2014/Top-Design-Firms/Intermountain/001-100.asp?elq=8512845eca32457292c1e68f385644d9&elqCampaignId=291.

Horrocks Engineers selected as the winner of the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) 2014 Excellence in Transportation Award

ITD’s 2014 Excellence in Transportation Awards

Horrocks Engineers was selected as the winner of the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) 2014 Excellence in Transportation Award for two projects in the categories of Construction and Large Design. Bryan Foote and John Stone from Horrocks’ Nampa, Idaho office were honored for their work on these projects at ITD’s board meeting on June 19th, where they received the awards and gave recognition to ITD personnel and other key team members who contributed to the success of the projects.

SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane Design-Build, Eagle, ID

SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane was the first design-build project completed through the Innovative Contracting Unit at ITD. Horrocks partnered with Central Paving to design and build SH-44 from Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane. Horrocks performed the project design tasks, with Central Paving leading construction. The purpose of the project was to design, rebuild and improve SH-44 (State Street) from a three-lane to a five-lane roadway section and improve the intersection of SH-44 and Linder Road without impeding corridor functionality during construction.

I-86/Chubbuck Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), Chubbuck, ID

Horrocks assisted ITD District 5 in the design of the first DDI in the state of Idaho.  The Horrocks design team prepared the traffic signal and lighting plans as well as the construction phasing and traffic control plans for this ground-breaking project for ITD.  Horrocks utilized its significant DDI design experience and resources in Utah to aid District 5 in the application of this new interchange technology. The design work included the design of the traffic signalization at the two “crossover intersections” on Yellow Stone Ave. as well as the interchange ramp termini intersections.

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Horrocks Expands to Tucson

Horrocks Opens New Tucson Office

After six successful years in Phoenix, Arizona, Horrocks has opened a new office in Tucson to accommodate our growth. Our new office is located at:

1202 EAST BROADWAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 104 TUCSON, ARIZONA 85719

Horrocks Engineers is a full-service civil engineering company with 11 offices in the western United States. We are a recognized leader in the transportation design and construction management industry. We are pleased to offer these services in the Tucson area.

Horrocks has added several experienced staff in Tucson, Arizona Including:

MAX INFANTE, PE CONSTRUCTION GROUP MANAGER (minfante@horrocks.com) (520)333-8555 

Licensed engineer with 15 years of experience in construction management throughout the state of Arizona • Experience working as Resident Engineer for ADOT, local governments and agencies, and utility companies • Expertise includes: administration for all roadway treatment types, structures, drainage facilities, utilities, lighting, traffic signals, striping and marking, landscaping, irrigation, and aesthetic enhancements

JOHN P. (JAY) VAN ECHO, PE DESIGN SERVICES MANAGER (jayv@horrocks.com) (520)400-6207

Licensed engineer with 32 years of transportation project management and delivery experience • Experience working with ADOT and local governments and agencies • Leader in alternative delivery methods • Experienced communicator able to lead small and large teams, and articulate key issues clearly and effectively

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Position Available for Senior AutoCAD Civil 3D Technician/Drafter

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our team in Pleasant Grove, UT. Applicant must have an associate’s degree or equivalent technical degree as well as experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D. The position will include drafting and design opportunities with site development projects such as subdivisions, retail, medical, and multi-family projects as well as municipal water lines, sewer lines and some road design. Areas of drafting will include plan and profile, site plans, drainage, grading, utilities (profiles), SWPPP, and associated items. Applicant must have basic knowledge in ARC GIS and the ability to use it in conjunction with AutoCad, knowledge and understanding to put together working constructible plan sets ready for review by an engineer and be familiar working with different cad standards for various clients.

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At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package: 401k; excellent health and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments, superior management, high standards and reputation, and individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Personal integrity and references are a must. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. For a confidential interview, send resume to lorih@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.

Position Available for Environmental Specialist

Description

Horrocks Engineers is seeking an entry to mid-level Environmental Specialist (0-5 year’s experience) to provide support to a broad team of environmental and engineering professionals in our Pleasant Grove, UT office.

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities include assisting staff with field studies, collecting and organizing data, technical report preparation, and coordination with state and federal government agencies.  Specific to wetlands and waters of the U.S., responsibilities include conducting wetland delineations, preparing 404 and State Stream Alteration Permit applications, preparing wetland mitigation plans, and conducting annual wetland mitigation monitoring.

 Requirements

  • BS/MS in an environmental science related field
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills
  • Candidate should be a self-starter, results-oriented and be able to work under tight deadlines and budgets
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, ARC GIS
  • Capable and willing to perform field tasks in varying weather and terrain conditions
  • Ability to read and understand engineering plans and technical reports
  • Ability to travel, as needed, and be flexible with changes in work schedule
  • Knowledge of federal/state environmental regulations is a plus

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package; 401k; excellent health and dental insurance; and vacation, sick, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments and opportunities, through which individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Personal integrity and references are a must. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. To be considered for a confidential interview, send resume to lorih@horrocks.com.  Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

See our website at http://www.horrocks.comfor more information.

 

Lions Park Transit Hub and Part of the CRP Trail Completed in Moab, Utah

The latest trail in the Moab Canyon Pathway trail system, the Lions Park Transit Hub and part of the CRP trail, was officially opened in Moab, Utah on May 31 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Horrocks Engineers developed a uniquely designed bridge system and designed and performed the construction management for this beautiful 2-mile trail, which runs along the Colorado River and is part of a trail system that connects Moab to Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park.

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The paved trail system ranges in width from 8 – 12 feet and is placed on top of the banks of the Colorado River. In certain areas along the river, limited and sometimes insufficient room was available for creation and placement of the trail, so Horrocks industrialized a unique solution to accommodate trail construction while preserving the towering cliffs and the natural beauty found within the canyon. The solution was to raise the trail above the river bank using an elevated trail bridge system.

The Lions Park Transit Hub is part of a non-motorized trail system that links casual walkers, skateboarders and bikers from Moab to Arches National Park. Bikers can connect to wide, paved bike lanes along the shoulders of State Route 313, connecting them to Dead Horse Point or Grand View Point in Canyonlands. From bikers to runners and skateboarders to joggers, the trail system is safely connecting communities to the great outdoors.

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The completed project represents the extensive knowledge and experience Horrocks has on Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques. The scope, limited build space, and successful competition of the project is impacting more than just the Moab community. Horrocks has been invited to present on ABC techniques at the 2014 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference in Miami, Florida.

The completed development consists of one pedestrian tunnel, one pre-engineered restroom building, one shade structure, one pedestrian bridge, three elevated bridges, 12 retaining walls, a new section of trail, and a new transit hub.

The newly constructed trail was recently featured in the Deseret News, KSL, and many websites and blogs throughout outdoor communities:

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http://www.discovermoab.com/moab_canyon.htm

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Position Available for Civil Engineer

Horrocks Engineers has an immediate opening for a full-time Engineer in our Idaho Falls office. Candidate must be a graduate with a B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering and have a minimum of 3-6 years of experience. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well in a team environment. Experience in land development is desired. The Company may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences in making decisions.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, 401k, excellent health and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments, superior management, high standards and reputation, and individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Personal integrity and references are a must. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. For a confidential interview, send resume to lorih@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.

Provo Westside Connector Groundbreaking

Horrocks Engineers recently finished the design for the Provo Westside Connector project in Utah. The design team included HDR Engineering and H. W. Lochner. On May, 8 2014 Horrocks and Provo City hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick-off construction of this project. This new arterial roadway is approximately 3.7 miles long and will connect I-15 at the 1860 South/University Avenue Exit to 3110 West, near the entrance to the Provo Airport. This new roadway will provide direct access to the Provo Airport and increase regional mobility with the new developments on the west side of Provo.

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The Westside Connector will have five lanes and shoulders from the I-15 interchange to the 500 West intersection, and two lanes and shoulders from 500 West to 3110 West Street. Future expansion will widen the roadway to 5 lanes from 500 West to 3110 West Street. Roadway connections will be placed at 500 West, 1100 West, and Mike Jense Parkway. Some additional features include, new traffic signals at the interchange ramps and 500 West and a new multi-use trail extending from the interchange to Mike Jense Parkway. The total project is valued at 39 million dollars.

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The Provo Westside Connector project was one of fourteen infrastructure projects selected by President Obama in 2011 and expedited for environmental review and permitting. The project design took over a year and a half. Construction began in May and is expected to be complete fall 2015.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony was recently featured in the Deseret News, Daily Herald, and KSL:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700193138/Provo-Westside-Connector-road-project-moving-ahead.html?pg=all

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/provo-westside-connector-project-under-way-after-groundbreaking-ceremony/article_b6011d26-2f2f-5833-a2cd-92b9b1548603.html

 

 

Horrocks Engineers Recognized for Excellence in Partnering

Horrocks Engineers recently performed the Program Management and Construction Engineering Management for the SR-193; 2000 West to I-15 project in Davis County, Utah.  Horrocks is excited to announce the project won the International Partnering Institute’s (IPI) top award, the John L. Martin Partnered Project Award of the Year, Diamond Level.  The project team received the award at the IPI’s Awards Ceremony in San Francisco on May 15, 2014.  According to IPI, judging factors for the award include applying IPI’s practices and partnering principals, project results, coordination with stakeholders, lessons learned, and evidence of change to the culture of construction.

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The SR-193 project consists of three miles of new construction on a five lane section of roadway.  The work includes a bridge over the UPRR and UTA FrontRunner tracks, traffic signals, noise walls, reconstruction of the D&RGW Trail, earthwork, and 3 pedestrian underpasses.

After the project started, the original design for the bridge over the tracks was redesigned by Horrocks to optimize structure geometry and lower construction costs.  Horrocks redesigned the bridge in eight weeks and saved UDOT $1.5 million.  The project, which had a total cost of $32 million, also included 91,838 hand placed blocks, 115,000 square feet of walls, and 45,735 cubic yards of PCCP (Portland Concrete Cement Pavement).

In December 2013, the project reached Beneficial Occupancy, five months ahead of schedule.  The road is fully functional and operational, but the final work will not be complete until Summer 2014.

The SR-193 project team consisted of Horrocks Engineers, HDR, Jacobs, SIS Consulting, IGES, and Jacques and Associates.

Horrocks’ excellence in partnering is also being recognized in Arizona.  At the 63rd Arizona Conference on Road and Streets in Tucson, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) awarded 10 project teams with the 2013 Partnering Excellence Award. The award recognizes teams that successfully utilize ADOT’s partnering program to produce a successful project. The partnering program focuses on nourishing productive relationships and provides processes for effective conflict resolution.

Horrocks was on four of the winning project teams:

  • Category: Roadway Project Under $5 million; Project: Urgent Repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge on SR-89
  • Category: Roadway Project Under $5 million; Project: Construction of the Little Hell Canyon Dam
  • Category: Roadway Project $5 million to $25 million; Project: Widening of Fain Road between SR 69 and SR 89A
  • Category: Other Transportation Infrastructure under $5 million; Project: Rehabilitation of the Sunset Point rest area along Interstate 17

Horrocks served as the Resident Engineer and provided inspection support on the Urgent Repairs to Hell Canyon Bridge on SR-89 project.  On the other three projects, Horrocks served as the Resident Engineer and provided Project Supervisors, in addition to providing inspection staff support and lab staff support.

2013 Partnering Award - Little Hells Canyon Dam

Position Available for Communications Coordinator/Technical Writer

Horrocks Engineers is looking for two career and goal-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced and growing Communications Department. The full-time positions are located in our Pleasant Grove, Utah, office and will require excellent technical writing skills, intermediate to advanced adobe creative suite (InDesign) skills, communication skills, and the ability to follow instructions and work in groups.  The Communications Department is responsible for internal and external company communications, which includes: regional marketing; project strategizing; writing and producing marketing materials and company documents; event management; public relations; community involvement; media relations; and producing technical illustrations and graphics as needed. Applicant must have professional experience and/or Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Marketing, or equivalent.

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At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, 401k, excellent health and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday. Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process.  Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted. For a confidential interview in Utah, send resumeto lorih@horrocks.com

 

See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.