Engineering Associates was a proud sponsor of the First Annual Saratoga Skijoring Races!

The event was presented by the Saratoga Lions Club, Carbon County Visitors Council and the Platte Valley Jaycees.
Company staff instrumental in the event were:

• Lions Club Member Adam Schalk who participated in the initial conception, preparation of the track and was a gate judge.

• Craig Kopasz helped with course preparation and was a fierce competitor placing second in the Sport Division.

• Karl Smith’s family covered the spectrum from course prep to gate judge to competitors.  Son Tristan placed second in the Novice Division and put on quite a show for the crowd!

Photo Credits: Jane Pratte and Myra Kopasz

 

EA Saratoga Project Manager Craig Kopasz makes it a family affair!

EA Saratoga Project Manager Craig Kopasz makes it a family affair!

Karl Smith and Carbon Power & Light’s Jim Beckmann show some muscle to keep the track going!

Karl Smith and Carbon Power & Light’s Jim Beckmann show some muscle to keep the track going!

Karl’s wife Christy helps out a future skijoring rider!

Karl’s wife Christy helps out a future skijoring rider!

EA’s Edward Jones Financial Advisor Will Faust makes his run with local rancher Kirby Berger at the helm!  

EA’s Edward Jones Financial Advisor Will Faust makes his run with local rancher Kirby Berger at the helm!

 

EA Saratoga Office Manager Karl Smith’s son Tristan flies!

EA Saratoga Office Manager Karl Smith’s son Tristan flies!

Sponsors’ Signs adorned the south fence…until Wyoming’s wind ended their display!  

Sponsors’ Signs adorned the south fence…until Wyoming’s wind ended their display!
 

Will & Kirby at the starting gate  

Will & Kirby at the starting gate

 

Kirby guides Will  over Jump #1 as Karl looks on

Kirby guides Will  over Jump #1 as Karl looks on

EA participates in Park County Education Project

We recently received a letter from Park County School District, proud to support our youth, especially in our local communities!

On behalf of the High School Art Department and participating students, and the School District, we want to pass on to Engineering Associates our sincere appreciation for your participation in our Art Department’s latest collaborative education project; the OV-107 Panther Space Shuttle.  It is a great example of collaborative education called STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  In this project, there was also a large Career Technical Education element that included our disciplines of woods, welding/fabrication, and robotics.

Your assistance in evaluating the suspension plans and construction of the model, and providing recommendations to ensure the shuttle is mounted and suspended from the ceiling appropriately is valuable to the success of the project.

We will keep you informed of the progress of the project and invite you to stop in anytime and view progress and final results.

Regards,

Todd A. Wilder, PhD
Coordinator of Support Services

Merry Christmas from Engineering Associates!

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND YOURS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We have made donations to community organizations throughout Park County, Hot Springs County and Carbon County such as:

 • Toys for Tots in Park County

• Family Services in Hot Springs County

• In Carbon County the donations will benefit the Saratoga and Encampment Art Programs

Here are some gifts that we will be gifting the great organizations!

 

Engineering Associates involved in Rawlins Project

Our Saratoga office is the Owner’s Representative for the Rawlins Landfill Closure Project. 

We have been working with Golder Associates, Inc. as the Design/Certifying Engineer and Solid Waste Professionals of Wyoming as the CQA Team. 

EA is acting as the point of contact for the City of Rawlins, providing construction review services and coordinating between the City, the Design/Certifying Engineer, the CQA Firm and the Contractors for both the Earthwork and Geosynthetics portions of the project. 

Saratoga Office selected by the City of Rawlins for Corridor Evaluation

Our Saratoga office was selected by the City of Rawlins Council to complete a “Purpose and Need” Corridor Evaluation along Higley Boulevard, from 3rd Street to Alton Lane as well as Airport Road.  A roadway network analysis will provide alternatives to consider for the final report.  The final report will provide preferred alternatives for the study areas that will allow the City of Rawlins to plan and budget for those alternatives.

Saratoga Chamber of Commerce Video

City of Rawlins Harshman Street

Our engineers were tasked with design and preparation of construction plans and specifications to extend Harshman Street north from the Rawlins Recreation Center to the intersection of Aberdeen Boulevard, then east to the 287 Bypass. The project included:

  • Coordination with the Carbon County Higher Education Center Architects and Engineers for intersection tie
  • Extension of water and sewer mains in accordance with the City of Rawlins Master Plan
  • Relocation and extension of a walking path along the proposed alignment
  • Project to be completed in conformance with funding requirements

Harshman Street was extended northerly approximately 1,800 linear feet to connect to the Highway 287 Bypass Route (North Higley Boulevard).  It included grading, drainage, hot plant mix surfacing, crushed base, curb and gutter, asphalt pathway, new water main, new sewer main, fencing and restoration.

Town of Wamsutter Water Appurtenances Project

Engineering services included design and production of construction plans and specifications.  Prior to construction, topographic surveys were completed to supplement mapping and field investigations done to determine the extent of the project

Construction incorporated water main installation; with the removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, asphalt paving, sidewalk; fire hydrant replacement, adjustment and repairs throughout the Town.  In addition, adjustment of two valve boxes and concrete collars; installation of two meter pits, meters and backflow prevention devices on existing services; installation of two new services one with an installation of a meter pit and one with a yard hydrant and replacement of an existing service.

City of Rawlins Cedar Street Frontage Road

Project scope to design and prepare construction plans and specifications for extension of the Frontage Road on the south side of Cedar Street from Airport Road west to the existing Comfort Inn entrance incorporated:

  • Coordination with the proposed Marriott Hotel Architects and Engineers for entrance ties and utility connections.
  • Extension of Water Mains in accordance with the City’s Master Plan.
  • Storm water management in accordance with City of Rawlins and WYDOT requirements.
  • Road and right of way improvements to include items shown in the preliminary plans for Wyoming Business Council Grant Application

Construction consisted of approximately 550 lineal feet of new asphalt road with curb, gutter and sidewalk.  The project also included grading, drainage, asphalt aggregate surfacing, crushed base, curb and gutter, new water main, new storm inlets and pipe.

South Side Lift Station Replacement

Scope of the lift station replacement included design, construction plans and specifications, product research, DEQ report and completion of the bidding process.

Construction consisted of replacement of the wet well and submersible pump system, removal of the existing pumps, electrical, sensors and guiderails; installation of a package lift station, pumps, guiderails, sensors,  electrical utilities and telemetry.  Installation of a riser/bypass on the existing 4” force main downstream of the wet well to utilize temporary pumping to bypass the existing lift station during project construction.

Before

Before

After

After

Town of Sinclair Lagoon Valve Replacement

Scope of this project included preparation of plans and specifications for removal and replacement of valves, preparation and submittal for Department of Environmental Quality permits, and development of an operational sequence to allow the contractor to manipulate lagoon levels to access valves throughout the system.

This project consisted of replacement of two 8” knife gate valves with hand wheels and extensions in existing concrete structures, three 8” gate valves with valve boxes and four telescopic water level control valves with hand wheels and extensions in existing concrete structures.  The valve replacement included all by-pass pumping and water diversion to complete work as well as excavation, concrete and restoration per plan.

SINCLAIR HISTORIC FOUNTAIN RESTORATION

SINCLAIR HISTORIC FOUNTAIN RESTORATION

Originally built in 1927, the historic fountain in the Town of Sinclair received a much-needed facelift
The project consisted of three phases:

  • Removal, restoration and reconstruction of the original precast concrete fountain parts.  Badly damaged parts were replicated with matching material and fabrication methods.  As part of the restoration, a new top cap was fabricated to match existing fountain features.  
  • Demolition of original concrete foundation and pool walls and replacement with new construction, which also included new mechanical and electrical components for modern function of the restored fountain.
  • The restored components of the historic fountain were then reconstructed on the new concrete foundation and pool.