The San Diego Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC) recently presented awards for outstanding construction projects at AGC’s 2017 Build San Diego Awards banquet. Over 300 guests, including a number of elected officials, government and educational leaders, owners, developers, architects, and engineers were on hand as the “best of the best” were honored.
Eight “best of the best” projects in San Diego County were presented with a Build San Diego Award.
A panel of four judges evaluated the nominees in terms of excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, excellence in client service, contractor’s contribution to the community as it relates to the project, and meeting the challenges of a difficult job.
Flatiron West, Inc.: Heavy/Highway Construction: San Vicente Road Improvement Project
This 2.25-mile segment of San Vicente Road, removed vertical and horizontal curves to improve line of sight distances and improve drive-ability to reduce accidents. Bike lanes and pedestrian/equestrian trails were added, storm drains were improved to reduce flooding, and water lines and utilities were upgraded. Three different construction phases reduced impacts to the public, allowed for fewer lane closures, increased the safety of workers, and allowed additional access by emergency services. Due to the diligence of the design team, the “Cedar Dog Tree”, which lies within the limits of the project and represents the community and how it endured the devastating Cedar Fire, remains standing and continues to be a celebrated monument.
Flatiron West, Inc.: Unique Small Project – Public Work: Campo Creek Bridge Replacement – Emergency Project
This project replaced the Campo Creek Bridge, requiring full closure of Route 94 in Campo, and a detour through the residential neighborhood. The existing bridge was demolished and hauled away for disposal. The new construction required the installation of a complex shoring system that met the requirements for supporting live railroad loading, protecting the historic Gaskill Brothers Stone Store Museum. The project required crews working around the clock, and it was completed in 73 calendar days.