Sacaton Bridge

Sacaton Road Bridge Replacement Project Receives ENR Southwest Merit Award

The Sacaton Road Bridge Replacement project recently received an Award of Merit: Highway/Bridge from ENR Southwest. The Sacaton Road Bridge was the first Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)/slide-in type or preassembled bridge structure built on Arizona tribal lands. The project utilized the SHRP-2 toolkit (Strategic Highway Research Program), and the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) delivery process.

The two-span structure extents across the Gila River, acting as the main outlet to the Phoenix area and connects the Gila River Indian Community to SR-87. The old bridge, built in 1961, was frequently overtopped during rain events, and the community sought a new bridge to improve roadway safety and hydraulic capacity.

Horrocks Engineers provided consulting services out of our Phoenix office and worked closely with FNF Construction, who served as CM/GC.

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The completed bridge on Sacaton Road (IR-7). Photo courtesy of FNF Construction

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Designing and constructing the bridge using ABC techniques resulted in a nine-day closure, rather than an estimated six-month closure using a non-ABC approach.
Photo courtesy of FNF Construction

Horrocks Engineers Opens Office in New Mexico; Welcomes Habib Abi Khalil

9513770986_3b269e8927_bHorrocks Engineers recently expanded engineering services to New Mexico. The office manager, Habib Abi Khalil, is new to the Horrocks team and comes with a wealth of experience in construction management, transportation engineering, and civil engineering.

Habib recently retired from the New Mexico Department of Transportation as the District Five Director and is now office manager of Horrocks’ new office, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bryan Foote is the active Principal-in-Charge for the new office while he is continuing his responsibilities in Idaho.

Welcome to the team, Habib!

Albuquerque Office Contact Information:
500 Marquette Avenue NW Suite 1200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Main: 505-553-1972

Horrocks Takes First Place with I-84 Mainline, Interchange, and Railroad Bridges Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Idaho recently announced that Horrocks Engineers’ I-84, Broadway Avenue Interchange, and Gowen Railroad Spur Bridges project will receive First Place in Category H, Transportation, for the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

Broadway ICHorrocks recently completed this project out of our Nampa, Idaho office. Bryan Foote, Operations Manager of Horrocks’ Nampa office and Project Manager for the project, led a team of talented professionals who worked closely with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and Connecting Idaho Partners (CIP) to provide design services.

The I-84, Broadway Avenue Interchange, and Gowen Railroad Bridges project consisted of three separate projects; I-84 Mainline, Broadway Avenue Interchange, and Eastbound and Westbound I-84 bridges over the UPRR Gowen Railroad Spur Bridges.

Improvements included reconstructing and replacing the Broadway Interchange with a Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI), reconstructing the existing two lanes of I-84 in each direction for .75 miles with a new concrete surface west of Broadway Avenue, asphalt surfacing east of Broadway Avenue, and reconstructing and widening the I-84 bridges over the Gowen Railroad Spur.

This project improved traffic operation performance, pavement condition, and increased capacity to meet current and future needs. The methods and innovative solutions developed by the Horrocks team addressed risks early in the design process, reduced construction costs, and minimized impacts to the traveling public, resulting in a successfully delivered project.

Final plan, specification, and estimate (PS&E) was completed October 30th, 2013, on schedule and under budget.

The Horrocks team implemented several significant project innovations on this project, including:

  • SPUI Design — Horrocks developed a compressed SPUI design which fit within the existing right-of-way and avoided additional cost and delays associated with right-of-way acquisition
  • Companioning Projects — Companioning the Broadway Interchange, I-84 Bridges over the Gowen Railroad Spur, and I-84 Mainline into one construction project helped avoid conflicts and gain construction efficiencies
  • Bridge Piles — The Horrocks team drove test piles during the design phase to better define pile capacity, anticipate pile depths, and minimize ITD’s risk of pile quantity over/underrun during construction
  • Synchronized Construction — Developing a single construction phasing plan synchronized with the adjacent and concurrent Gowen Road Interchange project minimized impacts to the traveling public
  • Contract Milestones — Incorporating intermediate contract milestones with incentives for completion reduced the construction schedule and claim liability

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Position Available for a full-time Materials Tester in our Nampa Idaho office.

Materials Tester

Horrocks Engineers has an immediate opening for a full-time Materials Tester in our Nampa, Idaho office.  WAQTC AgTT, AsTT II, CTT, EBTT and DTT certifications are required.  Experience in transportation related construction projects is required.  Candidates must have the ability work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates with knowledge of State and Local construction specifications and software systems are desired.  Candidates must have a clean driving record.  Willingness to travel in state is a plus.  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 lorip@horrocks.com.  Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

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

Francis Water Treatment Plant

FrancisHorrocks Engineers is currently performing construction management with Gerhart Cole (Geotech), and partnered with Carollo Engineers to create the design for the Francis Water Treatment Plant, located in Francis, Utah.

The project will construct an 8.87 MGAL aerated treatment lagoon and a 29.2 MGAL winter storage lagoon; upgrade existing electrical, SCADA, and chlorine injection systems; and install new irrigation pumps.

As work progresses, project updates are being tracked using an aerial drone. Check out the latest developments here: Francis Water Treatment Plant Drone Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Available for a Staff Accountant in our Pleasant Grove, Utah office

Staff Accountant

Horrocks Engineers is currently seeking a career and goal oriented individual considering a long-term career in our Pleasant Grove office.  This is a new position in a long-established but growing industry-leading company.  Applicant must have a minimum of Associate’s Degree in Accounting, experience in PR, A/R, A/P, fixed assets, G/L helpful but not necessary. Must be a team player with strong accounting software, spreadsheet, and word processing skills.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide employees with a competitive salary and benefits package including excellent health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off as well as 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 lorip@horrocks.com.  Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

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

ENR Mountain States names Nampa Library Square as 2015 Intermountain Project of the Year

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Horrocks Engineers served as the civil engineer for the new Nampa Library, the focal point of Nampa Library Square. The redevelopment consists of an entire downtown city block in the heart of Nampa, Idaho. The site was previously occupied by a bank, a police station, and the old fire and administration building. Among many other sustainable elements, the building has windows that helped the project earn a Green Globes rating of 3 Globes.
For the full article, click on the link: ENR Mountain States names Nampa Library Square as 2015 Intermountain Project of the Year

 

 

Springville City’s Wayne Bartholomew Park Awarded “2015 Most Outstanding Project” for Landscape/Public Space (Small)

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Utah Construction & Design (UC&D) recently awarded Springville City the 2015 Most Outstanding Project in Landscape/Public Space (Small) in recognition of Wayne Bartholomew Park. The park’s main attraction is a large pond spanning three acres long and 15 feet deep at its deepest, a sandy beach for swimming access and sunbathing, five pavilions, ample grass area with trees for shade, restrooms, changing rooms, a concession stand, a large plaza, a trail around the pond, fishing docks, designated areas to play volleyball or badminton, and striking mountain views. The City secured room for future expansion and already has plans to add larger pavilions and playgrounds. Horrocks worked closely with Logan Simpson Design and Springville City to complete this project with very limited budget and time.

Horrocks Engineers provided utility design, parking layout design, grading design, and stormwater design. In addition to standard stormwater services, Horrocks designed bioswales (landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water) to reduce runoff through landscaped drainage ways. The parking lot proved challenging due to its compound curve shape—no two lines are parallel.

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For more information on the award, click here: Most Outstanding Projects 

For more information on Utah Construction & Design, click here: UC&D

Horrocks Named Firm of the Year

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ENR Mountain States has recognized Horrocks Engineers as the 2015 Intermountain Design Firm of the Year. Horrocks’ President Jim Horrocks and Principal Larry Reasch recently sat down with a reporter from ENR Mountain States to discuss Horrocks’ people, projects, growth, and history. The outcome was a feature article about Horrocks. Read the article by clicking here: Horrocks Named Firm of the Year.

Position Available for Senior AutoCAD Civil 3D Technician/Drafter

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our team in Nampa, ID or Idaho Falls, ID. 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 and land development projects such as subdivisions, retail, medical, and multi-family projects. Areas of drafting will include preliminary plats, site plans, drainage, grading, utilities (profiles), SWPPP, and associated items. Applicant must have knowledge and understanding to put together working constructible civil plan sets ready for review by an engineer and be familiar working with different cad standards for various clients.

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 loriP@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

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