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September/October 2010

TAKING CONTROL:
Assessing the impact of increasingly stringent erosion control regulations
on civil engineering

In light of ever-tightening erosion control regulations, Jason Fukumitsu, principal with Hunsaker & Associates-Los Angeles, discussed with Storm Water Solutions Associate Editor Elizabeth Lisican the effects this heightened consciousness is having on his industry, as well as ways to keep up with the changes.

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March/April 2010

A FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO RIGID ROAD DESIGN STANDARDS

By: Jason Fukumitsu and Jeannine Giem
Published: Transportation Builder

It wasn’t a desire to reinvent the wheel that motivated Hunsaker & Associates-Los Angeles (H&A-LA) to create a road design document that has now been accepted as guiding principles for the creation of privately maintained roads in Los Angeles County. It was, instead, the need to adapt the approval process for the private roads that residents use every day.

In the most heavily populated county in the United States, getting authorization for street designs that are outside of the rigid parameters of the public street rules is very difficult. H&A-LA, a Valencia, California-based civil engineering firm, had experienced this challenge many times in the past and was facing it again with the Newhall Ranch project.

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December 2, 2009

JEANNINE GIEM DISCUSSES THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
IN CE NEWS

Jeannine Giem, Principal of Hunsaker & Associates – Los Angeles, analyzes how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has benefited both large and small projects in the December 2009 issue of CE News. The article entitled “Firms Talk Stimulus,” examines the results of ARRA after its first six months.

“We were skeptical at first that the [ARRA] would be of any help,” Giem said, adding that large surveying firms and general contractors that already had established relationships with Caltrans seemed more likely to secure projects. But looking back at the first round of obligations, Giem is surprised by the amount of small projects the package is providing. “We expected all of these ARRA projects to go to the AECOMs of the world, but we’re seeing that they’re trickling down to guys like us that are doing mainstream civil engineering; and they’re not just shovel-ready projects.”

Ms. Giem additionally discussed how new alliances and relationships can attract further opportunities for small businesses.

To read the entire article, please view “Firms Talk Stimulus

 
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