Trenchless Rehabilitation Project in American Fork Yields BIG Results

American Fork City recently completed a trenchless pipeline and manhole project to rehabilitate more than 6,100 linear feet of 10- to 18-inch sewer pipe, 22 manholes, and 22 lateral connections. The City had been experiencing extensive infiltration problems, particularly during spring runoff, and had to allocate resources from a limited budget and man hours to monitor the sewer system.

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Serving as the engineer consultant, Horrocks Engineers worked closely with the City, taking a proactive approach by implementing ultraviolet (UV) cured-in-place (CIPP) pipe lining due to its superior performance in wet applications where infiltration is a significant concern.

Utah Valley Drive 12The City monitored the groundwater infiltration in the project area before and after completion and began to notice significant reductions in flow, which were directly attributed to the rehabilitation work. In fact, the measured flow reductions were better than expected, indicating that the rehabilitation strategy created by Horrocks Engineers and employed by the City was working.

“We estimate that the rehabilitation project eliminated approximately 100 gallons per minute of groundwater infiltration,” said Brad Conder, project manager for Horrocks Engineers. “Based on measured savings in wastewater treatment costs, it is anticipated that the project will pay for itself within three years. Considering that the products utilized for the rehabilitation project have an anticipated design life of 50 years, the return on investment is extremely favorable.”

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Position Available for Civil Engineer

Horrocks Engineers has an immediate opening for a full-time Civil 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 4-6 years of experience. Candidate must be a licensed professional engineer and be able to obtain an Idaho license within 6 months of hire. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well in a fast paced team environment. Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D, along with residential and commercial land development is preferred. 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.

Position Available for EIT Civil Engineer

Horrocks Engineers has an immediate opening for a full-time Civil Engineer in our Idaho Falls, ID office. Candidate must be a graduate with a B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. The position is for an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) to be trained in a wide variety of disciplines with a focus on residential and commercial land development. Must be able to communicate effectively and work well in a fast paced team environment. Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D is preferred. 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.

Position Available for Construction Inspectors

Construction Inspectors
Horrocks Engineers is now accepting resumes for a seasonal (May-November 2015), experienced Construction Inspector. Candidates with backgrounds in road improvements, water line installation, sewer installation, and waste water facility construction are preferred, candidates will be required to document daily construction reports.

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 and references to lorip@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 Coordinator

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Horrocks Engineers is looking for a career and goal-oriented individual to join our fast-paced and growing Communications Department. The full-time, entry-level position is located in our Pleasant Grove, Utah, office and will require excellent technical writing skills, intermediate Adobe Creative Suite 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 a 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. 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 resume to Lori Pratt at lorip@horrocks.com

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

Position Available for Environmental Specialist and or Landscape Architect

Environmental Specialist and or Landscape Architect (0-5 years’ experience)

Description
Horrocks Engineers is seeking an entry to mid-level Environmental Specialist and/or a Landscape Architect (0-5 years’ 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 relating to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Specific to wetlands and waters of the U.S., responsibilities include conducting wetland delineations, preparing Section 404 and stream alteration permit applications, and preparing wetland mitigation plans. Specific to landscape architecture, responsibilities include site analysis, aesthetic plan development, irrigation plans, and conceptual/final design, and construction documents.

Requirements
• BS/MS in a natural science or related field or BLA/MLA landscape architecture
• 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 Cloud, ArcGIS, CAD
• 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
• Ability to learn new skills

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.com for more information.

Position Available for Public Information and Outreach Coordinator

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Horrocks Engineers is looking for a career and goal-oriented individual to join our fast-paced and growing Public Involvement (PI) Department. The PI Department is responsible for messaging and communicating effectively with the public on infrastructure projects in planning, design, and construction phases and includes the strategy, development, and implementation of large-scale communication campaigns. The full-time, entry-level position is located in our Pleasant Grove, Utah, office. This position requires the following:

  • Preparation and administration of public involvement programs associated with planning, environmental, design, and construction of civil engineering projects
  • Working directly with a variety of agencies, organizations, and the general public with excellent customer service skills
  • Entering, tracking, organizing, and maintaining project data
  • Organizing and managing a variety of public events
  • Development and oversight of the production of project materials (printed and digital)
  • Converting complex information into public-friendly messages and communication pieces
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to manage deliverables and communicate effectively with other team members
  • An entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to prioritize and do well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • A team player who is willing to jump in and help when needed
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse publics and apply sound mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • A good understanding of social media and media best practices

Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations, English, or equivalent. Please send resume to lorip@horrocks.com and visit our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.

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

Sacaton Bridge

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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