U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District
Quality Control Plan, Collection of Utility Data and Design Criteria, Site Investigation, Meeting Coordination, Environmental Mitigation, Hydraulic Analysis & Calculation, ECIFP, Civil & Structural Design, Specifications, Bidding Schedule, Permitting Requirements, Project Management, Unique Pile/Wall/Levee Design, MII Construction Cost Estimates, Construction Support to the County Public Works
DRC was the prime consultant on the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Project of the Year in 2012: the Lower Mission Creek in the City of Santa Barbara, California, for improved flood control. It was widened 35 to 55 feet, from State Street, near the city’s pier, to Mason Street.
Our team prepared designs, plans, and specifications for constructing this first reach sponsored by the County of Santa Barbara with USACE oversight. The project required significant environmental mitigation and constraints on surrounding habitat areas, fish habitat design, permitting, and oversight by a biologist. Final design material consisted of the Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) model hydraulic design confirmation, environmental design confirmation, unique pile/wall design, levee design, channel design based on USACE criteria, structural calculations, contract drawings, specifications, MII (MCACES) quantity/cost estimate, DrChecks system project reviews, and Engineering Considerations and Instructions for Field Personnel (ECIFP).
The APWA cited several factors for the award: