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06 SILVERADO CONTRACTORS, INC. Demos Iconic 6th Street Viaduct Bridge in Los Angeles

14 NATIONAL DEMOLITION CONTRACTORS Bringing Down Los Angeles Sports Arena To Make Room for The Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium

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22 HARDY AND HARPER, INC. Performs Concrete Repairs and Street Reconstruction for the City of Upland

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Demos Iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge in Los Angeles By Brian Hoover

Above: (Left) Sixth Street Bridge prior to demolition and (Right) new "Ribbon of Light" artist rendering.

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he Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge) was built in 1932 to span the Los Angeles River, the Santa Ana Freeway (US 101), the Golden State Freeway (I-5), as well the Union Pacific railroad track, several local streets and the future Metrolink. In all, the bridge spans nearly 3,500 feet and was originally constructed as three independent structures: the reinforced concrete west segment, the central steel arch segment, and the reinforced concrete east segment. The bridge served as a connection between the popular Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles and the Boyle Heights neighborhood located on the east side of the river. The most iconic portion of the bridge is, no doubt, the section with the steel arches, which have been used as a backdrop for everything from television shows, commercials, and music videos, to a long list of movies, including Grease, Terminator 2, The Mask and Gone in 60 Seconds. Due to a rare chemical reaction, known as alkali-silica reaction (ASR), the bridge was closed Jan. 27, 2016 and demolition was scheduled to

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begin Feb. 5, 2016. ACR is a heterogeneous chemical reaction which takes place in between the alkaline pore solution of the cement paste and silica in the aggregate particles. Water eventually absorbs into the cement where alkali-calcium silica gel form and expand, eventually creating cracks that damage the integrity of the concrete. It was determined that the bridge may be vulnerable to seismic activity and that it could not be salvaged or rehabilitated. The joint venture of Skanska and Stacy and Witbeck was awarded a $449 million contract by the City of Los Angeles to take down the existing bridge structure and replace it with a new design, created by Los Angeles architect, Michael Maltzan, and aptly named, “The Ribbon of Light.” Job one was and still is to demolish the existing structure and the joint venture hired Silverado Contractors, Inc. (Silverado) to see this task through to completion. Silverado is a union contractor operating on the West Coast with headquarters in Oakland and branch offices in San Jose and Upland. They have successfully completed more

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than 600 projects, many on a large and complex scale. These projects include a full spectrum of demolition services, including complete building and bridge removal, as well as selective structural and interior demolition. Cesar Salas has been with Silverado for six years and he oversees all of the work in Southern California as the company’s operations manager. Part of his job is to also manage all of the resources, manpower, and equipment for every Southern California job. Salas is personally overseeing the Sixth Street Bridge demo project as the project manager, as he recognizes the high-profile visibility on this job. “We have completed around 70 percent of our work on this project and it has been challenging, to say the least,” says Salas. According to Salas, there is no shortage of agencies or stakeholders on this project. “This is a very important project and there are several agencies involved including the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineers, Bureau of Contact Administration, Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles Department of Water & [ Continued on page 10 ]

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Main Photo Spread: Bragg Crane Service utilizing their Grove GLK7550 550-Ton crane to lower massive steel arch girders on Sixth Street Bridge.

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(Left) Silverado Contractors, Inc. crew members torch cutting to free steel arch for removal.


Insets Right: Bragg Crane Service lowering steel arch girder for Silverado Contractors, Inc. on Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge demolition site in Los Angeles.

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Above: Reinforced concrete section of Sixth Street Bridge before and after demolition. Approximately 50,000 yards of concrete will be demoed and recycled on this project. [ Continued from page 6 ]

Power, Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans and Metrolink, just to name a few. We are constantly coordinating with a variety of stakeholders because the bridge spans and affects so many agencies. Closures, as long as 59 hours, are needed to work over railroad tracks, roads, and freeways and we stay in constant communications with these agencies who help us keep everything on schedule.” Silverado began the job by working from east to west, beginning with the span that traversed the 101 freeway. This initial section showed the agencies and stakeholders just what Siliverado was capable of doing, as they were able to finish a 36-hour closure, 4-hours ahead of schedule.

Perhaps the most high profile section of the job was the removal of the two massive steel arch girders. “Bragg Crane has been a great help to us on this project with their Grove 550-ton (Grove GMK7550) cranes and the professionalism they bring in the operation of these machines,” says Salas. “They wired the girders from both sides and after we finished cutting them loose, they lowered them with relative ease. All of the steel was lowered to the riverbed, where our crews torched and processed them for scrap.” According to reports, one of the steel arches is being preserved, so that it can be placed back under the new bridge at a later date, as a tribute to the original iconic bridge. According to Salas, the job has not been all smooth sailing.

“The condition of the concrete on this job has presented several challenges. We have been forced to adapt and utilize a variety of solutions as we go about demoing the different sections,” says Salas. “There has been a learning curve with some sections being solid and others in a much more deteriorated state. We, of course, protect everything on the ground with steel plates, but still do everything we can to pulverize the concrete as finely as possible in place and avoid losing those large chunks.” Salas and his crews accomplish this by utilizing their large fleet of high reach excavators equipped with breakers to shatter the concrete and shears to process the rebar. “On average, we have around five operators and 20 laborers on-site at any given time, but I have flown

Above: Joint Venture Skanska and Stacy and Witbeck, along with Silverado Contractors, Inc. crews meet before a 59-hour shutdown for further demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge.

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Above: Demoing the bridge deck, sidewalks and railings of the Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge.

down operators from our Northern California operation for our critical shutdowns when time is even more of a concern,” says Salas. Silverado used conventional excavators with 5,000 lb. hammers to pulverize the bridge deck, sidewalks, and railings. “We use our long reach excavators with 10,000 lb. hammers to get the high, big stuff and whatever rebar is too long to torch, our crews process with cutting shears. As we get to the lower portion or the west side of the bridge, we rely more on the conventional 180,000 lb. excavators equipped with 15,000 lb. hammers and things are moving a lot faster at this point,” says Salas. “We are currently working on the span that is referred to as segment three and are making good headway, but every section requires a different approach. We have a great body of experience here at Silverado, and our laborers, operators, foremen, and superintendents have done a great job coming up with the best possible game plan, as they recognize the many challenges and adapt and adjust. I wish I could thank everyone by name, but I would like to take a moment to recognize our superintendents that have worked so tirelessly, Keith Knudslien and Mike Turptin, as well as our entire safety department led by Alex Droubay. We are out to set a new standard in safety and

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professionalism in the demolition industry, as we operate with our "Core Values" as the foundation of all we do. Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Appreciation, Innovation and Perseverance. These are not just bullet points, but real values that we bring to each and every job.” Salas ran into a small glitch in the operation when a sinkhole appeared under a portion of the bridge due to a main sewer line leak. “We had to cease all operations on that segment of the bridge and move over to the west side of the LA River at that point,” says Salas. “They performed a bypass and are currently repairing the sewer line and stabilizing the soil so that we can resume operations. This has been a job that has presented us with a little bit of everything and we have answered every challenge. By the end of this project, we will demo and process an estimated 50,000 cubic yards of concrete, 1,250 tons of structural steel and 4,200 tons of rebar, all in less than nine months, including the delays. Those numbers speak for themselves.” The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is the largest bridge project in Los Angeles history and is scheduled for completion in 2019. The “Ribbon of Light” design pays tribute to the original bridge, as it features 10 pairs of white concrete arches

with varying heights and angled outward 9 degrees, which is said to be an industry first. The bridge will be cradled between these arches and supported by cables, with wider sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes. Large open areas will be created below the bridge for recreational green spaces and plazas, along with a new rail station are also being proposed. Funding for the project is provided by the Federal Highway Transportation Administration and Caltrans and is being led by the City’s awardwinning Bureau of Engineering. Silverado Contractors, Inc. thrives on challenges like the Sixth Street Bridge and they are currently working on other complicated, high-profile demolition jobs on projects like the Bay Bridge and Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Cesar Salas was put in charge of Southern California operations out of Upland in 2011, with an initial staff of one estimator and a 3-man crew. They are now up to 66 laborers, seven superintendents, and four fulltime estimators. Keep an eye on Silverado throughout California as big things are bound to keep happening. For more information on Silverado Contractors, Inc., please visit their website at www.silveradocontractors.com or call their main offices at (510) 658-9960. Cc

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National Demolition Contractors Bringing Down Los Angeles Sports Arena To Make Room for The Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium By Brian Hoover

Above: Cat 336 Long Reach Hydraulic Excavator shearing off initial external facade of LA Sports Arena.

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he Los Angeles Sports Arena (LASA) opened in 1959 and was reportedly built to host the 1960 Democratic National Convention where John F. Kennedy was nominated for president. It also served as home court for a long list of sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA), the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and to college basketball teams, USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins, just

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Top: LA Sports Arena at beginning stages of demolition. Above: Artist Rendering of Banc of California Stadium.

to name a few. Before recently closing, the arena continued to host conventions and concerts for entertainment legends such as The Who, Pink Floyd, U2, Michael Jackson, Madonna and The Grateful Dead. The last rock and roller to grace the arena was Bruce Springsteen, who had played there some 38 times and even dubbed it, “the dump that jumps.” At his final concert at the arena, Springsteen reportedly introduced his song,”Wrecking

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Above Left: LA Sports Arena under construction in 1959. Above Right: Interior demolition and abatement of the Los Angeles Sports Arena, August 2016.

soccer-specific stadium to be built on the old LASA site. Before this new open-air stadium can be erected, the Sports Arena must first come down. PCL Construction is the general contractor on the LAFC Soccer Stadium project, and they chose National Demolition Contractors to demolish the existing structure. Although the groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 23, demolition started the first week of August, beginning with 20 days of abatement. Jorge Rodriguez is the project manager for National Demolition Contractors, overseeing all of the administration duties on this job. “We knew that we were in

for another challenging project when we were offered this job on the condition that we could meet a 3 ½ month schedule,” says Rodriguez. “This is a massive structure and we did not take this condition lightly. We specialize in taking on jobs that other demolition contractors tend to shy away from. This is our bread and butter and we are very good at it. Projects like this are what drive us and we are very excited about this job.” Rodriguez explains that after the abatement was completed, National Demolition Contractors began gutting the interior of the more than 300,000 sq. ft. building. This included around

16,000 seats, the approximate 100,000 ft. concourse level, the 130,000 sq. ft. floor level, in addition to escalators located on both sides of the building, the ticket office, box office and six permanent concession stands, as well as a club and restaurant located on the arena level, office spaces and so much more. According to Rodriguez, the actual structural demolition began on Sept. 9, beginning with the ceiling canopy and working down from there. “We will begin structural demolition on the east side of the building by breaking down the 22 columns, allowing the canopy to collapse [ Continued on page 18 ]

Above Left: "Magic" Johnson, Co-Owner LAFC, being trained to operate a Cat 304CX Mini-Excavator. Middle: "Magic" fist bumps National Demolition Contractors employees. Right: "Magic" with Jeff Perry, Owner and Coen Antillon, Superintendent, National Demolition Contractors.

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in the middle and slowly lower it into the grandstands,” says Rodriguez. “We will utilize engineered pre cuts, much like you would do for an implosion. This will allow our crews to lower the canopy, slowly and meticulously, all in one massive piece.” Bringing down this coliseum is a bit like demoing a building within a building, as it was retrofitted back in 2001 and all of the columns were fiber wrapped and tons of concrete was added for support. “We are working through layers of construction material and a steel main skeleton with 2 ½ to 3-inch I-Beams,” says Rodriguez. “The seating area and steps are constructed of heavy concrete and we will remove, crush and recycle more than 25,000 cubic yards or 50,000 tons on this job.” Rodriguez added that the concrete was crushed to Greenbook Spec 1-inch minus and will be re purposed on and off-site during the construction of the new stadium. This is a LEED Gold Certified project, and along with recycling the concrete, National Demolition Contractors will also haul off around 250 tons of steel and massive amounts of other recyclable products like copper wiring, clean wood waste, aluminum, tin and other scrap

metals. The idea is to keep as much material out of the landfills as possible. Very little goes to waste, and an auction was even held July 13 in order to sell and re purpose everything from stadium seats and restaurant equipment to a long list of collectible items. To complete a job that is on such a tight schedule requires the use of modern, efficient heavy machinery. National Demolition Contractors has one of the largest excavator fleets in California that is made up primarily of Cat equipment. They currently own and maintain more than 30 excavators ranging from a Cat 303 mini excavator to their (2) Cat 365, 150,000 lb. excavators. They also have a full lineup of track loaders, wheel loaders, skid steers, a water truck and a Cat Telehandler, as well as a full compliment of primarily UB attachments that include 5,000 to 12,000 lb. hydraulic hammers and a variety of shears and grapples. They currently have 35-plus machines on-site at this time that include two long reach excavators capable of reaching up to 100 feet and 15 other Cat excavators of various sizes and a long list of attachments. In addition, they have track loaders, wheel loaders and rock

trucks on-site to support their 20-plus men crews who are working 10-hour shifts. Another obvious challenge on this project is the fact that the demolition process coincides with the return of the Rams franchise to the LA area. They are currently practicing and playing games at the LA Memorial Coliseum, while their new home and stadium is being constructed in Inglewood. Additionally, the USC Trojans play their home football games at the coliseum. The LA Memorial Coliseum is located in Exposition Park and sits adjacent to the Los Angeles Sports Arena. In order to limit disruptions and traffic issues, National Demolition Contractors is not able to truck materials in or out of the construction area. “We have to find other ways to be productive during these games and events, but we knew all of this coming into the job,” says Rodriguez. “This is why we have spent so much time in our scheduling on every aspect of this project. We spent no less than eight months in preparation before laying so much as a hammer to this building. Myself, along with our foremen, superintendents and operators have spent endless hours at meetings with officials

Above Left & Center: Will Ferrell, Co-Owner LAFC, operating National's Cat Mini-Excavator. Right: Will Ferrell with National Demolition Contractors Owners, Jeff and Jennifer Perry.

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Above: National Demolition Contractors deep into the structural demolition of the Los Angeles Sports Arena in September 2016.

from LAFC, PCL Construction and the City of Los Angeles. We have gone over every inch of production with a huge emphasis on safety. I believe that our combined experience and willingness to work closely with a variety of stakeholders on this project is why we are currently on schedule and the reason we will finish safely and on time. I think it is important to recognize our general superintendent, Richard Alarcon who is running all of the field operations on this project, as well as our superintendent, Coen Antillon who has worked so hard to keep everything on schedule. It is a group effort and we will all continue to work tirelessly to meet our deadline in November.” According to Rodriguez, there has even been some time for a little fun. Major League Soccer commissioner, Don Garber, as well as several members of the 27-member ownership group, joined Mayor Garcetti for the ground-breaking ceremony Aug. 23. This included businessman and Club Managing Partner Henry Nguyen, international

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soccer club owners Vincent Tan and Rubin Gnanalingam, U.S. World Cup superstar Mia Hamm Garciaparra, MLB AllStar Nomar Garciaparra, sports and entertainment mogul Peter Guber, actor, producer and writer, Will Ferrell, NBA and Los Angeles legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Club President Tom Penn. “Because we really are all one big family here at National Demolition Contractors, we made sure that every one of our employees had the opportunity to join us at the ground-breaking ceremony,” says Rodriguez. “We were all a bit star struck and had a great time meeting and taking pictures with the celebrities like “Magic” Johnson and Will Ferrell, who are both LAFC owners. They were so nice and gracious and took the time to fist pump or shake everyone’s hands and take pictures. It was really a very memorable day for all of us.” The new LAFC stadium is expected to seat 22,000 and will be the first new openair stadium to be built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962. The new LAFC Soccer

Stadium will be the venue for LA’s new Major League Soccer franchise that will debut in 2018. The $250 million stadium will feature a state-of-the-art semitransparent canopy, restaurants, a team store, two jumbo video scoreboards, a soccer museum, conference center and premium seating options including private clubs, large boxes, and suites. The stadium complex sits upon 15-acres and will also be available for concerts and other special events. Jennifer and Jeff Perry started National Demolition Contractors more than a decade ago and the company now has a bonding capacity of over $250 million. In addition to general demolition, the company also offers abatement, environmental soil re mediation, recycling and green demolition, disaster relief and emergency services, as well as operated equipment rentals. For more information on National Demolition Contractors, visit their website at www.nationaldemolition.com or call their San Pedro headquarters at (310) 732-1991. Cc

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Hardy and Harper, Inc. Performs Concrete Repairs and Street Reconstruction for the City of Upland By Brian Hoover

According to the most recent biennial California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment Report, it appears that our local roadways are declining at a rapid pace and existing funding is apparently insufficient to properly fix and/ or maintain California’s streets, roads, bridges, sidewalks, storm drains and traffic signs. The Assessment Report further predicts that deferring this crucial work would likely double the cost of repairs in the future, and possibly impede other efforts such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. The 2014 report surveyed California’s 58 counties and 482 cities and captured data from more than 99 percent of the state’s local streets and roads. Utilizing a zeroto-100 grade scale, the survey concluded that California’s local

streets and roads received a score of 66. That would equate to a big fat “D” in our public schools. Additionally, the survey concluded that of California’s 58 counties, 54 have streets and roads that are either at risk or ranked in poor condition. Local streets and roads comprise more than 80 percent of the roadways that serve nearly 40 million pedestrians, cyclists, commuters and motorists here in California. Existing funding comes in at around $1.7 billion annually, but according to this report, it would take $3.3 billion annually just to maintain the current statewide average pavement rating of just 66 percent. So how much money is really needed to bring California’s streets and roads into a safe and reliable condition? Figures show that $7.3 billion would be required annually, not counting the $31

Above: Hardy and Harper constructing and pouring ADA compliant curb ramps in the City of Upland.

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Above: Hardy and Harper performed close to 6,000 lineal feet of curb & gutter and sidewalk repair.

billion that is needed within the next decade to upgrade curb ramps, sidewalks, storm drains, street lights and signals. The City of Upland is just one of 482 incorporated cities in California responsible for maintaining a reliable and well-maintained local street and road system. According to their 2014-2015 Annual Budget Report, the City received two sources of funds for street infrastructure improvements. The Gas Tax Fund accounts for gasoline taxes received from the State of California, and the Measure I Fund accounts for revenue received from the State of California from a special ½% sales tax. For the fiscal year 2014-2015, the total budget for street improvement projects from these sources is

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Above: Hardy and Harper installed 50 new ADA compliant curb ramps on the City of Upland project.

$6.3 million. That’s not a terrific amount of money when you consider that Upland has nearly 16,000 square miles of land mass and more than 75,000 residents. The days of simply ripping out old roadways and replacing them with new are long gone, as cities look for more innovative and sustainable methods to stretch already limited budgets. Upland’s Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and improvements for the City’s entire infrastructure. This includes storm drains, sewage collection system, traffic signals, parks, median islands, roadways, and facilities. One of their current projects involves the replacement of waterline on 14th Street from Euclid to Campus and on 22nd Street from Euclid to Mountain. The job also calls for concrete repairs and street reconstruction following the waterline replacement. The general contractor selected by the City of Upland is C P Engineering, also out of Upland, and they are performing all of the

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waterline replacement work. CP Engineering subcontracted all of the concrete repairs and asphalt road paving work to Hardy and Harper, Inc. (Hardy and Harper) out of Santa Ana. Dennis Beyle is the General Superintendent for Hardy and Harper and he is overseeing all aspects of this particular project. “Although this jobs primary purpose was to replace old, failing waterlines, many cities will take care of other issues while they are on the project,” says Beyle. “ In this case, it included repairing sidewalks, curbs, and gutters that have been severely damaged from years of mature tree root growth. Once the city is on-site, they will typically not just ignore other work that needs to be done. It is generally an all or nothing situation.” Beyle also points out that they are also installing approximately 50 new ADA compliant curb ramps on this project. “The ADA ramps are far and away the most challenging part of this particular project,” says Beyle. “There are several different curb lengths

Above: Hardy and Harper laborer placing concrete in sidewalk section in Upland.

and the existing terrain has to also meet ADA requirements. It’s not just the ADA ramp that has to meet strict specification requirements. We also have to construct a 6-foot wide cross

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gutter and spandrel, which is poured at a greater thickness to accommodate vehicular traffic. The ADA requirements seem to be getting more strict with every passing year and feel like our ADA compliant crews are the best in the industry.” The concrete portion of this job began in the first week of August and was fully complete by Sept. 16. According to Beyle, the work was done in isolated repair locations over a threeblock residential area on both sides of the street. “Our first order of business is to identify and saw cut the location for repair. The work areas typically grow, as plans are drawn up months in advance and cities sometimes find additional sections in need of repair. We then come in with a hydraulic hammer mounted on a skid steer and remove the damaged section,” says Beyle. “On this particular project, we followed this up with a backhoe equipped with a root grinder in order to reach the appropriate subsurface elevation and make grade. In all we performed close to 6,000 lineal feet of sidewalk repair.”

Above: Hardy and Harper completes concrete and asphalt work on one side of road in Upland.

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Above: Hardy and Harper crew pouring sidewalk and ADA compliant ramp in City of Upland.

In addition to the concrete work on the sidewalks and ADA ramps, Hardy and Harper also replaced the curb and gutter along these same sections. “We poured and constructed a 1-foot slot with a two sack slurry due to the asphalt work that was going to be performed,” says Beyle. “We did around 650 yards of concrete on this job, pouring 30 to 60 yards each workday.” After all of the concrete work was completed on one side of the street, Hardy and Harper moved on to the asphalt paving portion of the project. According to Beyle, the streets were already in disrepair and when you add the excavation for the waterline

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repair project and all of the services that take off behind the curb and gutter, it made the most sense to rehab the entire roadway in both directions. “The areas that were damaged most received full-depth reclamation, where we removed all of the asphalt and then put down a 2-inch base course,” says Beyle. “In the less damaged areas, we used cold planers to grind down 2-inches and then pave a new 2-inch hot mix cap. The final cap provided a seamless rubberized asphalt pavement course that covered both applications and provided a nice smooth, driving surface.” [ Continued on page 26 ]

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Above: Hardy and Harper excavating for new curb and gutter installation in Upland.

According to Beyle, there were a few challenges on the paving portion of this job. “Both of the streets in question are in front of schools, which can be problematic in and of itself,”

Above: Hardy and Harper concrete finisher completing section of curb and gutter on Upland project.

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says Beyle. “We knew that there would be timing issues and safety is always our biggest concern. This is why we opted to perform all of the asphalt paving on the weekends.” Holliday Rock provided around 8,100 tons of asphalt on this project, in addition to all 650 yards of concrete. 100 percent of the asphalt and concrete spoils were taken to Holliday Rock for full recycling benefits. According to Beyle, Hardy and Harper will have both sides of the streets paved and the job finished by the end of September. Hardy and Harper is currently experiencing tremendous growth, particularly in their concrete division. “We have always had a small concrete crew that has grown slowly over the years,” explains Beyle. “We now have three concrete crews with 30 crew members in the concrete division.” Hardy and Harper has approximately 130 employees that work in one of their many divisions. The asphalt division is the largest single segment, followed by concrete, sealcoat/striping and

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Above: Skid steer removing damaged sidewalk in Upland.

ADA compliance. Hardy and Harper is a proud member of the International Union, signatory to the Masons, Operators and Laborers Union. They operate as both a prime and subcontractor on projects throughout Southern California and the mainstay of their work is focused on maintenance work to include curb, gutter, and sidewalk repair, as well as a variety of asphalt paving solutions. For more information on Hardy and Harper, please visit them at www.hardyandharper.com or call (714) 444-1851. Cc

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building encircle a new pedestrian plaza, equipped with power and water access for food trucks. “Sacramento State is thrilled to be moving forward on the new parking structure to meet our campus community needs,” said Tony Lucas, Sacramento State’s Senior Director of UTAPS. “We are looking forward to working with Dreyfuss + Blackford and Clark Pacific to bring this project quickly and efficiently to the University and our community.” The technology, design, innovations, and place-making and conservation programs implemented in the parking structure will allow it to achieve a Parksmart Gold certification by the Green Parking Council, making it the highest-performing, mostsustainable garage on campus. The office building will be built to LEED Gold certification standards as set forth by the US Green Building Council. Cc

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