Horrocks Engineers was presented with the American Fork City Mayor’s Service Award in “Recognition of (their) Dedicated Service and Honoring (their) Talent and Vision in the Design and Construction of the American Fork Pressurized Irrigation System.”
Three firms and five individuals were presented with awards for the AFPI Project. Along with Horrocks, Hansen Allen & Luce and Franson Civil Engineers were also recognized for their parts in the project. The awards were presented by Mayor James Hadfield at the American Fork City Council Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.
Two Horrocks employees, John Schiess and Scott Olson, were presented with individual Outstanding Service Awards for exceeding the City’s expectations during the project.
John served as Project Manager and directed the efforts of the team and project contractors. Scott Olson served as the Field Engineer and oversaw the installation of project elements.
Since the proposal stage of the project, the team, led by Horrocks Engineers, had a plan and vision. Mayor Hadfield said this vision was why the team was selected for the job. He was impressed with the outcome of the project and the efforts it required.
“To bring three firms together for the benefit of a single municipality is quite a feat,” Mayor Hadfield said.
The AFPI project is a city-wide pressurized irrigation system that was funded with a $47 million city bond. The system was designed and implemented in order for the City to meet current and future water resource needs.
The system contains 110 miles of transmission and distribution pipeline, upper and lower reservoirs, flood irrigation turnouts, filter stations, stream diversions, and other essential elements.
The City contracted with 21 local contractors in order to complete the necessary work, which helped boost the local business economy. Along with contractor coordination, the project team also coordinated with various water districts, irrigation companies, cities, property owners, and businesses to make the project successful.
Horrocks Engineers oversaw the entire project, as well as led the design, construction management, and public involvement efforts.
Construction began in the spring of 2008 and was completed in the summer of 2010.