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Outstanding Project Awards: 2016-2017

Each year at our Annual Conference, CalGeo puts the spotlight on the best geotechnical projects in the state with our Outstanding Project Awards. A panel of peers selects the year's finest work in a number of categories, providing winners with a powerful new marketing message, and everyone with the opportunity to learn from exciting, innovative approaches to challenging situations.

Mark Your Calendars

The 2017 CalGeo Annual Conference will be held April 26-28, 2017 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort on the Big Island, Hawaii. The Outstanding Project Awards luncheon will take place the final afternoon, Friday, April 28, 2017. Click here for event details.

Call for Entries

We are currently accepting Outstanding Project Award Entries until January 20, 2017. The Awards Program is open to all member firms and individual/academic members of CalGeo, except member firms on the judging committee. We also invite non-member firms to participate. Any project will be considered for the award, but only projects completed and constructed within the previous five calendar years are eligible. The rules have been revamped to include more types of projects (including design-build projects), and we have also lowered our entry fees and streamlined the process, for easier entry.

Click here for entry forms.

Past Winners

Large Private Project Award: Hayward Baker | TL-6914 Loveland to Los Coches Substations, San Diego County, CA
Large Public Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodel Center (ARTIC), Anaheim, CA
Medium Public Project Award: Cal Engineering & Geology | San Francisco Bay Trail/George Miller Regional Trail, Martinez & Port Costa, CA
Honorable Mention: The Sutton Group | Redwood Road Landslide Stabilization, Oakland, CA

Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Santa Ana Regional Interceptor (SARI) Relocation, Orange County, CA
Medium Project Award: C2Earth, Inc. | Lefteroff Residential Development, Portola Valley, CA Honorable Mentions: Geocon, Inc. | Adobe Estate (Laurel Pointe), Vista, CA; ENGEO Inc. | Gallery at Central Park, North Apartments, Santa Clara, CA

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
Medium Project Award: GMU Geotechnical, Inc. | Philemon Drive Landslide Repair, Dana Point, CA

Large Project Award: Fugro Consultants, Inc. | San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span Foundation, San Francisco Bay, CA
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | San Mateo Bayfront Levee Improvement Project, San Mateo, CA
Small Project Award: TerraPacific Consultants, Inc./DBM Contractors, Inc. | University House Rehabilitation-Slope Stabilization, La Jolla, CA
Honorable Mentions: Caltrans/SFCTA | Presidio Parkway Phase 1, San Francisco;
Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. | Tulloch Hydroelectric Projects – 3rd Unit Addition, Jamestown;
Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Storm Drain Protection-Mid City/Exposition LRT, La Brea Crossing, Los Angeles;
Geotechnologies, Inc. | Pauley Pavilion Expansion, UCLA Campus;
Petra Geotrechnical, Inc. | 1st Street Viaduct Widening, Los Angeles and;
Taber Consultants | Nord Highway Bridge at Mud Creek, Chico

Medium Project Award: Geocon Consultants, Inc. | PCWA Gold Run Pipeline Replacement - Phase IV, Gold Run, Placer County, CA
Medium Project Award: Blackburn Consulting | Sacramento Railyards Bridges, Sacramento, CA

Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Nohl Canyon Water Storage Tank, Anaheim, CA and Diaz-Yourman & Associates | Cabrillo Way Marina, Port of Los Angeles
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | Pacific Cannery Lofts, Oakland, CA
Small Project Award: Upp Geotechnology, Inc. | Emergency Ocean Bluff Stabilization, Moss Beach, CA

Large Project Award: BSK Associates | Minarets High School, O'Neals, CA
Medium Project Award: ENGEO | Trestle Glen, Colma, CA
Honorable Mentions: American Geotechnical, Inc. | Seaview Landslide Repair, San Clemente;
Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. | Oakdale Irrigation District So. Main Canal Improvement Project, Oakdale;
Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Los Angeles, and;
Stoney-Miller Consultants, Inc. | Portola Hills II, Area A Landslide Remediation, Lake Forest

Medium Project Award: TerraCosta Consulting Group | Wilson Cover Floating Dock and Small Boat Mooring Installation, San Clemente Island
Small Project Award: Upp Geotechnology | Willow Creek Landslide Repair, Campbell

Large Project Award: Geoform/Stoney Miller Consultants | Bluebird Canyon Landslide, Laguna Beach
Mid-Sized Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Port of Long Beach Security Command & Control Center, Long Beach
Honorable Mention: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Penske Truck Leasing Facility

Large Project Award: Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. | Verdugo Mountain Project, Los Angeles
Small Project Award: Geotechnologies, Inc. | Ennis House Retaining Wall Replacement Project, Los Angeles

Large Project Award: Terra Costa consulting Group, Inc. | The Point, Rancho Bernardo
Mid-Sized Project Award: Wallace-Kuhl & Assoc., Inc. | CalPERS Headquarters Expansion, Sacramento

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Pier T Container Terminal, Long Beach
Large Project Award: Leighton Consulting, Inc. | Carnival Cruise Line Terminal & Berth, Long Beach

Large Project Award: GeoSoils Consultants, Inc. | The Painted Turtle Camp, Lake Hughes
Small Project Award: Kleinfelder, Inc. | Wildgoose Natural Gas Storage Expansion, Gridley
Honorable Mention: Vector Engineering | Monterey Peninsula Landfill Module 4, Monterey

Large Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 Building & Gate Facilities, Los Angeles
Small Project Award: Geotechnologies, Inc. | USC's North Science Building Project, Los Angeles
Honorable Mention: David H. Lee & Assoc., Inc. | Via Cerro Rebal Landslide, San Juan Capistrano

Outstanding Project Award: Kleinfelder, Inc. | Crestview/Pinehurst Landslide, Millbrae
Outstanding Project Award: Diaz-Yourman & Assoc. | Henry Ford Avenue Grade Separation, Long Beach
Outstanding Project Award: R.T. Frankian & Assoc. | Golden Valley Road Phase One & High School, Merced

Outstanding Project Award: FugroWest, Inc. | Chorro Creek Bridge Project, Morro Bay
Outstanding Project Award: Kleinfelder, Inc. | Roseville Parkway Extension Project, Roseville
Outstanding Project Award: GMU Geotechnical, Inc. | Hotel Del Coronado Seismic Renovation, Coronado
Honorable Mention: PSC Assoc. | San Francisco International Airport International Terminal Complex, San Francisco
Honorable Mention: Youngdahl Consulting Group | Residential Asbestos Mitigation, El Dorado County

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