DHA Welcomes Anna M Starkey to the Team

Drake Haglan and Associates is excited to announce the addition of Anna M. Starkey, Principal Archaeological Investigator and Cultural Resources expert. She has been with Drake Haglan and Associates for 6 months and brings with her over 11 years’ experience in California prehistoric and historic archaeology and cultural resource management. She provides DHA with resource compliance pertaining to CEQA/ NEPA, Section 106, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other pertinent regulations and is experienced in agency and Native American Consultation records searches, literature reviews, and reporting. Anna is qualified to perform all phases of archaeological investigations, evaluations, and associated technical report preparation.

She also meets the Professionally Qualified Staff Standards as a Principal Investigator and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sacramento State University, a Master’s Degree in Archaeology and Heritage Management from University of Leicester and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (#28578094).

Anna is a member of the Society for California Archaeology, Society for American Archaeology, Register of Professional Archeologists, and Association of Environmental Professionals. She lives in Sacramento and enjoys experimental archaeology, ethnobotany, trail riding with her two horses, and hiking with her family.

We are proud to have her as a part of the DHA team!

Congratulations to the City of Goleta on their Project of the Year Award

Drake Haglan and Associates is proud to congratulate the City of Goleta on the Hollister Avenue Class I Bike/Multi-Purpose Path Project of the Year Award in Santa Barbara County issued by the Santa Barbara-Ventura Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The 14-foot wide concrete path along Hollister Avenue from Ellwood Elementary School to Pacific Oaks Road makes travel to and from the school more accessible for students living in the area, and also serves UCSB students, recreational riders and commuters. The path promotes active and sustainable transportation for all. Sharing in the City’s success, Drake Haglan and Associates prepared design and construction bid documents, and provided construction support for the project.

50 Corridor TMA Engineering Roundtable

Drake Haglan and Associates is proud to join the City of Rancho Cordova in sponsoring the 50 Corridor TMA’s Engineering Roundtable on March 15th. The goal of the TMA is to improve the quality of life through effective transportation planning. This public-private partnership promotes alternative transportation for those who live and work on the 50 Corridor.

This month’s speaker will be Sal Akhter from Streetlight Data, Streetlight Data creates analytics that shine light on mobility behavior. They use cell phone data to aid urban planning, transportation infrastructure design and project evaluation. They use “Big Data” to understand travel patterns, and focus on reducing VMT and improving transportation access and equity.

The TMA improves mobility along the 50 corridor through Advocacy, Employer Support, and Employee support. More information about the TMA is available at: www.50corridor.com

Dave Richard, PE Joins Leadership Team

Dave Richard has joined Drake Haglan & Associates (DHA) as a Principal Engineer. With 40 years of experience in water resources and wastewater engineering, Dave is a graduate of both UC Davis (MS Environmental Engineering) and Michigan Technological University (BS Civil Engineering).

Specializing in water supply and distribution; wastewater conveyance, treatment, reuse, and disposal; and biosolids management, Dave has managed projects throughout California for public agency clients, including the Cities of Manteca, Modesto, Sacramento, and San Diego, the Sacramento Area Sewer District, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Tuolumne City Sanitary District, and the Counties of Fresno and Stanislaus.

Dave has also authored numerous technical papers on the subjects of wastewater filtration, wastewater reclamation, biosolids management, and treatment plant rehabilitation.

With projects ranging in construction magnitude from $500,000 to $70 million, Dave brings exceptional technical and project management skills to DHA. From treatment plants to pump stations to force mains to transmission pipelines, Dave will lead and manage DHA’s new Water Resources Group, as well as provide expertise to DHA clients throughout California.

An avid sports fan, Dave spends his free time rooting for the Oakland A’s, Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and refereeing youth soccer games (USSF State Referee Emeritus). Dave and his wife Jackie live in Woodland with their German shepherd, Sherry.

Alhambra Valley Road at Pinole Creek Washout Repair | Contra Costa County

DHA, through an on-call agreement, provided emergency design services for a washout and culvert replacement for Contra Costa County at Alhambra Valley Road over Pinole Creek.  Due to an existing debris blocked culvert pipe, creek flows overtopped the culvert and eroded away the existing 2-lane Alhambra Valley Road to a depth of approximately 25-feet below the road surface.

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Hickman Road Bridge Replacement Project | Stanislaus County

DHA is proud to lead the design for the Hickman Road Bridge Replacement project in Waterford.  Stanislaus County in coordination with the City of Waterford are currently planning the replacement of the Hickman Road Bridge over the Tuolumne River.   Chris Brady, Stanislaus County Public Works, Deputy Director, was recently featured in a KCRA news report addressing the need for a new bridge.

http://www.kcra.com/article/officials-look-to-replace-deteriorating-bridge-in-stanislaus-county/13455446

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DHA Opens New Office in 2017

DHA is pleased to announce the opening of an additional office location in Fresno. With three convenient office locations, DHA can more efficiently serve our clients throughout California.

Let There Be Light

Sacramento City College Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge shines brightly! The newly installed up-lighting enhances this award-winning DHA project. Stop by to view the light show today!

Bridge over Troubled Water Wins Big

Alpine Meadows Road Bridge Replacement Project Receives Multiple Awards

Spanning the Truckee River in the scenic Tahoe National Forest, the Alpine Meadows Road Bridge is the sole entrance into the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, as well as a number of private residences in the Alpine Meadows Valley. The DHA team replaced the bridge, improved pedestrian and bicyclist safety, upgraded the storm water quality facilities, and enhanced the overall entrance appearance at Alpine Meadows. DHA designed a new 120-foot long, single-span, pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete wide flange girder structure, as well as a temporary on-site detour to remove and replace the existing bridge in a single construction season. The result: A beautiful bridge that has received awards to-date from ACEC California, APWA Sacramento, and ASCE Sacramento.

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A Community United

Newly Completed City College Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Opens

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sacramento City College Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge project featured the DHA design team, City of Sacramento and Los Rios Community College District staff, Sacramento City Council Members, Curtis Park residents, local bicycle advocacy groups, and even Girl Scout troops. Together, this unique community celebrated the unveiling of this iconic structure: an overcrossing that spans the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) light rail tracks and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks adjacent to Sacramento City College, connecting the City College on the west side of the tracks and the Curtis Park Village Development on the east side of the tracks via the overcrossing. The project included construction of a tied-arch bridge across UPRR tracks, as well as a pre-cast cored slab bridge structure across the Sacramento City College Light Rail Station, approach ramps on both sides of the UPRR and RT tracks, stairs, lighting, underground utilities, landscaping and irrigation facilities. Other project features included differing types of overhead structures, including cast-in-place box girders, pre-cast, pre-stressed voided girders, and reinforced concrete box girder approach ramps and slabs. The DHA team recently received a 2016 APWA Sacramento Chapter Project of the Year Award for this project.

Photos courtesy of the City of Sacramento

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