The construction of “The Avenue at Heritage Grove” project has commenced in Clovis, CA, situated at the intersection of Shepherd Avenue and Willow Avenue. Spanning across 4.8 acres of retail area, the project aims to introduce a vibrant commercial space to the community. In its initial phase, the construction focuses on erecting three distinct retail/commercial buildings, comprising two single-story structures and one two-story building. These buildings are designed to feature outdoor common areas equipped with inviting patios and fireplaces, enhancing the overall ambiance and attractiveness of the development. Additionally, meticulous attention is being paid to the provision of ample parking, with a total of 168 parking stalls allocated to accommodate visitors and customers effectively.

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The Alphabet Streets Reconstruction Project in Selma, CA, is a comprehensive civil engineering initiative with a construction cost of approximately $2.2 million. The project, situated between Orange Ave, McCall Ave, Floral Ave, and Rose Ave, involved the removal and reconstruction of the street surface, including asphalt overlay and cape seals over a 420,000 square feet area. Additionally, it addressed ADA accessibility and connectivity issues by replacing defective existing improvements and constructing 51 curb ramps and 10,100 square feet of sidewalk.

The project also reconstructed 20 storm drain inlets and implemented enhanced striping and signage for public and children safety, particularly near an elementary school. Furthermore, high visibility crosswalks and 20 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs), featuring large visible signage, LED-based light sources and push-button activation, were installed to improve pedestrian safety at controlled and uncontrolled intersections.

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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 Region 9 (State of California) and the 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 awards were presented at the Region 9 Annual Awards Banquet in San Diego and 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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