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Condor Work For City Of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department (MUD) Cited By USGS Groundwater Research

Posted on 3/30/2012 by Condor Earth

Authors of the recent technical article, “Movement of Water Infiltrated from a Recharge Basin to Wells”, in the journal Ground Water cited Condor’s work to measure induced recharge at the La Morada Detention Basin. The work was managed by Jeff Willett, PE; Gio Del Papa, PE; and Tony Mazzei, GE; in 2004 - 2009 for the City of Stockton. Condor installed transducers to measure the water elevations in a basin and calculated the rate of infiltration. This data was used by the authors David R. O’Leary, John A. Izbicki, Jean E. Moran, Tanya Meeth, Brandon Nakagawa, Loren Metzger, Chris Bonds, and Michael J. Singleton of the USGS and other organizations to measure pressure changes and transport of recharged water to a nearby municipal supply well. See the link below for the full article.

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New paving approach saves cities money and is environmentally friendly

Posted on 2/7/2012 by Condor Earth

An innovative and environmentally friendly paving technique is being tried on one of San Jose's most pothole-infested roads -- and cities across the Bay Area are watching to see if the same method could save them millions of dollars and allow them to repave dozens of other roads.

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Recycling Roads?

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Condor is a recognized industry leader in the application of full-depth reclamation using foam asphalt technology for reconstruction of existing rural and city roadways. Full-depth reclamation, more commonly called FDR, is the technique of pulverizing the existing pavement and underlying base materials with the addition of various additives including asphaltic oil, cement, and lime. This method builds a new stabilized base upon which new asphaltic concrete (AC) can be overlain. Condor has particular expertise in this process using hot asphalt, the technique commonly known as foam asphalt.

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Century-Old Canal Still Going Strong: Oakdale Irrigation District

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Many believe that summer is the busy construction season. Not for Oakdale Irrigation District and Condor. The Upper South Main Canal is among several capital improvement projects currently underway by OID. The improvements to the Upper South Main Canal will improve reliability and decrease seepage losses of the nearly 100-year-old canal that supplies a majority of OID water deliveries. The most recent phase of those improvements was performed over the 2009-2010 winter. The project included shotcrete lining of unlined canal and tunnels sections, improvement of existing linings in deteriorated areas, and new structural support of the canal in unstable canyon areas. Condor provided plans and specifications, resident engineering services, contract conformance review, and construction quality assurance inspections and testing.

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Condors Put on Their Rain Suits

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Perhaps you've seen Condor trucks parked on the side of the road in the middle of a rainstorm in Stockton recently. Condor is proud to be part of the City of Stockton Municipal Utilities District (MUD) clean water team. Condor is partnered with the City to help them meet sampling and reporting criteria established by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for stormwater collected in the City stormwater system and discharged to local waterways.

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Design Build; Building Green: San Joaquin County Administration Building

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Congratulations to the San Joaquin County Capital Projects Division for receiving the Project of the Year Award from the National American Public Works Association. The recognition was given for the successful completion of the design-build green construction project for the new six-story County Administration building located in downtown Stockton, California. The building received the coveted LEED Gold Accreditation for efficient energy use, use of recycled land, materials, and other green building features.

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Prison Wastewater Aids Agriculture: Gardella Dam

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Jamestown, California - The California Division of General Services recently oversaw construction of the newest jurisdictional earth-filled dam in the Central Sierras. The dam was constructed as part of the Department of Corrections' need for winter storage of treated facility water for use as irrigation water over the summer months. The Gardella Dam was constructed in Tuolumne County in a challenging environment of foothill topography, changing geologic formations, and a variety of hard to soft rocks as building materials.

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Modern Medicine Modifying Merced: Mercy Medical Center

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

The skyline of Merced has been moving up over the past year, and most notable in that skyline change is the new Mercy Medical Center facility located on G Street and Mercy Avenue in the north area of Merced, California. The new 267,000-square-foot, seven-story facility is a state-of-the-art hospital and acute care facility owned and operated by Catholic Healthcare West (CHW). CHW secured the services of an independent 3rd Party Project and Construction Management Firm, Harris & Associates, during the design phase to manage design, entitlement, and construction.

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Fine Art Beneath Napa Valley

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

Condor is a recognized leader as the largest designer of wine, art, and private caves and underground facilities in Northern California. Condor was recognized recently in the publication Into the Earth - A Wine Cave Renaissance, published by Daniel D'Agostini with Molly Chappellet, to showcase the extensive wine caves that are now part of the culture of the California wine industry. Recently, the Stone Estate Art Cave was recognized by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for The International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design 2010 for the construction and opening of the Stone Estate Art Cave located in Napa Valley, California. The facility houses a private art collection owned by Norman and Norah Stone. Condor was part of the design and construction team, which included New York architects Bade, Stageberg & Cox, art advisor Thea Westreich, landscape architect Tom Leader, lighting consultant Renfro Design Group, and tunnel contractor Don Magorian.

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Condor Cleared by DHS to Handle Counterterrorism Vulnerability Information

Posted on 10/18/2011 by Condor Earth

New federal regulations have given the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the job of assessing all facilities using hazardous chemicals or weapons precursor chemicals for their vulnerability to terrorist attacks. The list of chemicals is larger than either the current EPA or California acutely hazardous chemical lists and the threshold quantities also are different, typically lower. The new regulations (6 CFR part 27) are now in effect.

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