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VALUE ENGINEERING PROJECTS


Project Name
Location
Client
Savings
Notes
LDK Solar Polysilicon Manufacturing Plant
Xinyu City, China
Fluor Corporation
> $50,000,000
Eliminated need for piles by use of surcharge

Hyatt Regency Grand Coast Resort

Huntington Beach

Robert Mayer Corp Newport Beach, CA

>$1,000,000

Saved over 2,500 piles

Double Tree Hotel

Irvine, CA

The Bush Company Irvine, CA

$240,000

Reduced pile length

FNG Project, Proctor and Gamble

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fluor Daniel Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA

>$500,000

Saved 800 piles

LAXT Berth 301

Port of Los Angeles, CA

The Ralph M. Parsons

$1,000,000

Reduced pile length

New Dock St. & Henry Ford Ave. Grade Separations

Port of Los Angeles, CA

URS, Santa Ana

$600,000

Eliminated pile foundations for retaining walls by use of stone columns

Bryte Bend Water Treatment Plant

City of West Sacramento

Shimmick Construction Co.

$1,000,000

Eliminated need for ground improvement

Westminster Inter-Generational Housing

Westminster, CA

The Related Companies Irvine, CA

$600,000

Eliminated stone columns by surcharge

American Eagle Ramp

Los Angeles International Airport

Stanhpoe, Azusa, CA

$1,140,000

Eliminated pavement replacement by grouting

30-Unit Housing Building 450 Glenneyre St. Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

The Related Companies Irvine, CA

$250,000

Eliminated pile foundations by better liquefaction analysis

Westminster Tanks City of Westminster, CA

Westminster, CA

Montgomery Watson Harza, Pasadena

Unknown

Recommended ground improvement and saved two 8 million gallon reservoirs from potential failure

Mission Valley East LRT

San Diego, CA

Mission Valley Designers San Diego, CA

Over $750,000

Reduced pile length by using less conservative data on conglomerate and sandstone by field load test program

Parking Structure Fantasy Springs Casino

Indio, CA

ARB Civil Inc.

Unknown

Reduced liquefaction settlement from 7 in. to 2 in.

Hamaca Crude Upgrader

Venezuela

Fluor Daniel Inc. Aliso Viejo, CA

Over $10,00,000

Discovered collapsible soils at site and saved a $2 billion plant from disaster

Sheet Pile Wall Stability

Santa Maria, CA

UNOCAL

$50,000

Eliminated need for second row of sheet piles

10 Condominium Projects at Playa Vista

Playa Vista, CA

Playa Capital Co. & Various Developers

Over $2,000,000

Eliminated the need for pile foundations on 10 projects by use of surcharge

Navy Fuel Tanks, NAS North Island

San Diego, CA

Layne Geo Construction

$150,000

Eliminated the need for additional stone columns by refined analysis

Haynes Generating Station Units 3 & 4 Repowering Project

Long Beach, CA

Kiewit Industrial Company

$3,000,000

FLAC analysis of the pipeline foundation justified used of drilled piles and eliminated a tunnel to mitigate lateral spreading

27405 Puerta Real Building

Mission Viejo, CA

The Colton Company Newport Beach, CA

$750,000

Recommended an underpinning and repair scheme to stop settlement (9 in.) of a 4-story office building

Maxine Waters Employment Development Center

Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Unified District Los Angeles, CA

$500,000

Eliminated pile foundations by reducing liquefaction potential with use of CPT

San Fernando Valley BRT

Los Angeles, CA

Washington Group (MTA) Los Angeles, CA

$2,000,000

Utilized Petronal pavement fabric to eliminate the need for treated permeable base and edge drains for 14 miles of new busway

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