FRESNO, CA: The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has selected two Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group’s projects to receive merit awards in their California 2019 Engineering Excellence Award competition. Projects selected were the City of Fresno’s Fulton Street Reconstruction project, and Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC’s Pixley dairy digester cluster project. The awards will be presented to the firm at the Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet, Feb. 7, 2019.
According to ACEC California, the Engineering Excellence Awards competition has become an effective tool for engineering and surveying recognition for projects that benefit local communities and California as a whole.
“We are honored to be recognized by ACEC California with an Engineering Excellence Award for the fifth year in a row,” said Ronald Samuelian, president of Provost & Pritchard. “Our staff work diligently to provide our clients with innovative projects that meet their specific needs, and we are proud of how the two ACEC California Merit Award projects recognized this year demonstrate that innovation.”
Created in 1965 by converting 12 adjacent blocks in downtown Fresno to a pedestrian mall with an urban park setting, the Fulton Mall had become outdated and the City was looking for ways improve economic activity. The project reintroduced a pedestrian-friendly commercial streetscape together with a narrow two-lane street with on-street parking. It also restored and relocated all of the significant public art and water features that made the corridor a virtual outdoor art museum. The merit award from ACEC follows up awards previously won by the project, including awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Public Works Association (APWA).
The Calgren cluster project includes constructing digesters at dairies near the Calgren ethanol plant located in Pixley, California, and pipelines to transport the biogas produced by the digesters to the Calgren plant. Currently, Phase 1 and 2 of the pipeline project have been designed and constructed with the first digester going on-line in August 2018. Up to four more dairy digesters are being connected to this pipeline system. The Phase 3 of the pipeline project has been designed and is under construction to add four more dairy digesters to the existing pipeline system. Phase 4 of the pipeline project has been designed and will be constructed after Phase 3 is complete, adding another four dairies to the existing pipeline system. Excess capacity has been designed into the piping network to accommodate additional dairies located in the area.
Press Release: January 9, 2019
Fulton Street Reconstruction, City of Fresno
Biogas Pipeline Project, County of Tulare