Projects

Date of completion: 2016

Pickleball courts in the Squaw Valley Park used to consist of two courts established by local residents utilizing an overflow parking area. The past five years have seen an explosion in the popularity of the sport. AEC was retained by Placer County Parks Division to design new pickleball courts for an expanded facility. An analysis matrix was completed that ranked various features of three alternative sites and configurations. AEC designed three new courts that were constructed in 2016 at Squaw Valley Park.

Date of completion: Current

The Martis Valley Trail (MVT) is part of a planned 62-mile trail network referred to as the “Resort Triangle.” Covering about 9 miles, the MVT section extends between Truckee and the Tahoe Basin. MVT is being completed in phases, all of which AEC has contributed to in various capacities. Our Planning, Surveying, and Engineering teams have provided background reviews, compliance assistance, surveys and mapping services, civil design, and several other services for this section of the multi-use trail.

Auerbach Engineering Corporation worked with Alpine Meadows in developing a lift alignment for the Sherwood Chair, completed in 2005. Support services necessary for TRPA and Placer County approval were provided by AEC as well as a drainage analysis for the entire resort and surrounding amenities for the creation of a phased BMP and Snow Management Plan.

AEC completed aerial control surveys, coordination of aerial mapping products, and route surveys for the proposed realignment of Highway 89 south of Tahoe City.

Date of completion: 2015

This project involved three main sections of sewer maintained by the Tahoe City Public Utility District in the Alpine Peaks area of the west shore were in need of repair and replacement. The high altitude, steep terrain, and depth of existing lines made this project challenging, but interesting. AEC was able to provide background investigation, surveys, civil engineering design, and construction phase services for this project. Approval processing, funding support, and bid phase services were also provided for the Client.

Date of completion: 2016

The Tahoe City Winter Sports Park is a recreation concession provided by Tahoe-XC for the TCPUD on the Tahoe City Golf Course and adjoining property. The Winter Sports Park offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding during the winter at the Tahoe City Golf Course. The outdoor seasonal ice skating rink provides an additional amenity offered at the Winter Sports Park. AEC provided planning, design, and permitting services for the project.

Planning and design for the relocation of the downtown Tahoe City Fire Station to a site located off Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. The project includes site work for a 20,000 square foot public safety center including roadway improvements to Fairway Drive, parking, new utilities and utility relocations, and a storm water collection and treatment system. AEC completed a report outlining environmental review and regulatory strategies, including resource reports covering wetlands identification, biological constraints, traffic and cultural resource issues. AEC prepared the environmental document and was responsible for all permits and regulatory approvals including 404 and 401 permitting for mitigation of wetland impacts as well as SEZ transfers through TRPA from an outside entity. The largest challenges of this project has been the impact of the footprint and siting the development to avoid the stream environment zone and wetlands that surround it. Also important, is the development of a storm water management plan that is acceptable to the TRPA and Lahontan, which provides treatment of runoff at reasonable cost.

This project was in coordination with the North Tahoe PUD Utility District, located within the Carnelian Bay and Tahoe Vista areas. AEC compiled a comprehensive list of the potential utility conflicts that could arise during construction of the Caltrans Erosion Control Project. AEC developed improvement plans for the relocation of gravity sewer systems and the water transmission pipelines. AEC also provided construction inspection services for the relocation of those facilities.

Date of completion: 2008

This project consisted of ground control and aerial mapping for over 2,200 acres of ranch land for planning of future wastewater conveyance and storage facilities. Deliverables included #D, 2D and DTM mapping files in AutoCAD format on a horizontal datum NAD83 and vertical datum NGVD29, as well as digital color ortho-photography at 0.25-foot pixel.AEC was contracted to map the project area consisting of 2,200 acres.

The existing boat ramp and pier at Lake Forest is one of few public use facilities of its kind around the lake. Due to its design and location it provides safe and convenient access to thousands of users every year. The rehabilitation project included replacement and widening of the boat ramp in accordance with the California Department of Boating and Waterways’ design standards, and dredging of lake access to the previous dredged elevation of 6219’ to enable boat operation at lower lake levels. AEC was retained for civil design, permitting, construction support, as well as topographic and bathymetric surveys for design and planning purposes.

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