Date of completion: 2006
The USFS contracted with AEC to design this project to provide suitable access along 4 miles of historic but dilapidated railroad grade, to accommodate a Type III Forest Service fire engine. This would result in access for forest fuels reduction and emergency access for the Glenbrook area. The road design required a number of specific details for crossing wet or environmentally sensitive areas, and geocells were utilized to stabilize these areas. The roadbed was approximately 12-feet in width in natural terrain with over 30% existing cross slopes. This resulted in significant retaining wall designs in certain locations to support the roadbed. An alternative analysis was completed for the required retaining walls, design alternatives required approval from the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The AEC team prepared the roadway log, retaining wall design report, and plans and specifications for the project.
The"64 Acres" site was once a trailer park that the U.S. Forest Service wanted to return to a more natural setting. Our job was to design and oversee construction of a new recreational facility that would not only be functional but beautiful. The site also had to be designed with flood and erosion control in mind to protect the scenic and environmental quality of the adjacent Truckee River.
Date of completion: 2003
Auerbach was involved in this project since its inception, providing civil engineering and regulatory processing support to the design team of landscape architects. Commons Beach is a public park in the center of Tahoe city owned by the people of Tahoe City and held in trust by Placer County. Aging facilities and needs for environmental restoration triggered a public participation and consensus process for improvements to the park. Alternative design concepts were considered and resulted in the development of a strategic plan for the refurbishment of Commons Beach.