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.

Position Available for PC Technician /Help Desk Support

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our team in Pleasant  Grove, UT. Applicant will build, maintain, analyze, troubleshoot, and repair computer hardware  and peripherals. Document, maintain, upgrade or replace computer software. Respond to telephone calls, email, and personnel requests for technical support on a variety of issues. Identify, research, and resolve technical problems. Document, track, and monitor problems to ensure a timely resolution.

Requires experience with PC hardware assembly, software installation, and troubleshooting. Have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures relating to computer hardware and software.

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 Communications Writer/Graphic Artist

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Horrocks Engineers is looking for a career and goal-oriented individual to join our fast-paced and growing Communications Department. The full-time position is located in our Pleasant Grove, Utah, office and will require excellent technical writing skills, intermediate to advanced graphic art and layout 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.

Must be very organized, detail-oriented, and have intermediate to advanced skills in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Applicant must have professional experience and/or Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Marketing, or equivalent.

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…

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Position Available for Construction Management Administrative Assistant

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our Construction Management team in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Applicant must have a knowledge of UDOT’s Construction Management processes, being able to interface with Project Wise, PDBS and have obtained UDOT CEMT certification, or be able to become UDOT certified. A good working knowledge of  Microsoft Office Word and Excel, good communication and people skills, as well as marketing, bookkeeping, and general office skills.  Minimum of two years’ experience in related construction engineering field is required.

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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 Sponsors “Blood Battle 2014”

Horrocks Engineers is excited to sponsor our fourth annual blood drive! “Blood Battle 2014” will take place on April 8, 2014.  It is a friendly competition between several Northern Utah County cities to see which city can donate the most units of blood for the American Red Cross. Our goal is to collect 200 units of blood!

Our theme for this year’s Blood Battle is Community Hero.  Recently, the brother of one of our employees, Sgt. Cory Wride, was killed in the line of duty.  We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community heroes, and are dedicating this year’s blood drive to Sgt. Wride and his family.  Opportunities to donate to the Wride family will be available at each blood donation site.

Please visit our website: http://projects.horrocks.com/blooddrive for more information including locations and times, and to register for the blood drive.

Blood Battle Web Poster 2014

 

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. 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 CAD Technician/Drafter in our Idaho Falls Office

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our team in Idaho Falls, ID.  Applicant must have an associate’s degree or equivalent technical degree as well as AutoCAD (Civil 3D) experience.  The position will include drafting and design opportunities with Civil Engineering projects dealing with site development projects emphasizing subdivisions, retail, medical, and multi-family projects.  It may also include municipal, transportation, and structural design.  Areas of drafting will include plan and profile, site plans, drainage, grading, utilities (profiles), SWPPP, plats, and associated items.  Some experience in land development drafting is preferred, and the ability to work at a brisk pace to meet frequent deadlines is required.

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.

 

Horrocks Engineers receives three ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

Horrocks Engineers’ Nampa office submitted three projects to ACEC of Idaho for the 2014 Idaho Engineering Excellence Awards Competition and is pleased to announce that each project submitted took first place in its category! Horrocks will be recognized for these projects at the ACEC Idaho luncheon held in April. The winning projects include:

SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane Design-Build

SH-44

Category H: Transportation

SH-44; Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane was the first design-build project completed through the Innovative Contracting Unit at the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Horrocks Engineers partnered with Central Paving to design and build SH-44 from Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane southwest of Eagle, Idaho. Horrocks Engineers 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.

 Int. Snake River Ave. & Southway Ave. Roundabout

Snake River

Category J: Small Projects

The City of Lewiston, in cooperation with the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) and the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), hired Horrocks Engineers to design improvements to the intersection of Snake River Ave. and Southway Ave., as well as portions of the intersecting roadways in the City of Lewiston, Idaho. Snake River Ave. and Southway Ave. are important links in Lewiston’s transportation network and provide a connection between Lewiston and Clarkston, WA along the Snake River. This project is one of only two roundabouts in the State of Idaho to be developed under the ITD’s Federal-Aid process, and is the first roundabout constructed within the City of Lewiston.

Lewiston Stormwater Drainage Mitigation

Lewiston

Category F: Water and Storm Water

Horrocks Engineers was hired by the City of Lewiston to prepare hydraulic design and construction plans for the Stormwater Drainage Mitigation project in downtown Lewiston, Idaho. The objective of the project was to reduce and/or eliminate the flooding that occurs in the downtown area, impacting approximately 80 residences and commercial structures during various storm events. This project was also designed to reduce the threat of flooding to several essential government offices including the City Police Station, the City Fire Station, the County Fire Station and the County Court House. Funding for this project was secured by City staff in part by the pre-disaster grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.