Shortly after an incident at the Chowchilla Police Department involving a citizen breaking and entering a police vehicle and the discharge of a firearm, Chowchilla City Council ratified Emergency Services Director Order #03-2021, relating to the improvements at the Chowchilla Police Department Site to address safety concerns and authorizing emergency procurement measures. The improvements to made at the site included secure fencing around the parking areas, lighting, a parking cover structure above the police vehicle parking, rehabilitation of the parking lot, automated gates, and other associated improvements.

Yamabe & Horn managed the project design, budget, team, and schedule, as well as provided construction management and inspection services coordinating with the Prime Contractor, Divcon, Inc. For additional photos and a full project description, click HERE to see the projects’ highlight page!

Yamabe & Horn was recently awarded the 2022 ASCE San Francisco Section Outstanding Small Project of the Year for the Trini’s Park Project in Kerman, CA. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. The award was presented at the San Francisco Section Annual Awards Gala in downtown San Francisco. The Trini’s Park Project also won the Outstanding Small Project of the Year Award from our local Fresno ASCE Branch.

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Veterans Memorial Plaza had been in the works for more than 12 years, as the land for the park had been dedicated to the City of Sanger with a 2006 subdivision. The park was always envisioned as a memorial for Sanger veterans, and a Veterans Advisory Committee was formed early on to develop the conceptual design. The end product was a park that the community could be proud of, as the large turnout at the park’s ribbon cutting ceremony could attest.

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The Y&H team has enjoyed working with the Kern County staff on the newest Station for the Kern County Fire Department.  The County held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony this month to celebrate.  More information on the station can be seen on the Tulare County News site.  Y&H provided general civil engineering, mountain hydrology calculations, storm runoff hydraulics, bridge culverts and ADA compliance services.  Due to potentially excessive storm runoff from the terrain south of the station, two major storm channels were designed on-site.  The western channel naturally separates the station, and fire trucks, from the main public road.  The design solution chosen to solve the issues were three individual CONTECH Arch culverts.  The culverts allowed for the designed storm capacity, while providing access for the large trucks and keeping a low profile over the channel.

Grundfos, a local pump manufacture, client of Y&H, and neighbor is in the news once again for their efforts to save water.  Due to the reduced snowpack this year, the recent project by Grundfos at their plant on Shields to recycle irrigation water and reduce the amount of water they consume onsite.  Y&H helped Grundfos in 2012 design retention ponds and piping to collect Fresno irrigation District water to use for their landscaping.  The site landscaping was designed by the same firm that designed the Y&H property, Patrick Boyd with Designlab 252.

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