Pump Station Fixes Flooded Intersection

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When a storm event sweeps in across the Pah Rah Mountain Range in Northwestern Nevada, rain washes down from the 8,247’ summit and finds its way to the intersection of Prater Way and Vista Boulevard in the City of Sparks. The area soon floods and causes undo traffic problems for the community and its residents. https://www.jensenprecast.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Prater-pump-stations-blog-.mp4 Twenty-five years ago the problems were more severe. On New Year’s Day 1997 a massive rainfall swept through Northern Nevada and Northern California causing $700 million worth of damage. The Truckee River took out schools, businesses, and anything in its way as it surged …

Retaining Walls Engineered for Contractors

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Engineers have a ton of choices when it comes to specifying retaining walls. Contractors have a ton of challenges when it comes to installing them. Now there’s a one ton solution to align these two realities: Redi-Rock blocks. “Many infrastructure projects require an earth retention solution in the form of a precast concrete wall,” says George Kehagias, Technical Sales Manager for Jensen Precast in Reno, Nevada. “We recommend Redi-Rock Integrated Wall Solutions for fast installation with minimal crew resources. These walls are great for residential and business sites because they’re aesthetically attractive to developers and meet all the engineering requirements …

Golf Tournament Honors Marv Byars Engineering Legacy

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The sun was shining as teams prepared for the 22nd Annual Marv Byars’ Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Truckee Meadows Branch and cosponsored by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Northern Nevada Chapter. After the opening ceremony, 32 teams jumped on their golf carts and took off to their assigned holes to start the scramble, held at Red Hawk Golf Course in Sparks, Nevada. The golf tournament honors the legacy of Marv Byars, a well-respected educator, engineer, and native Nevadan. Passionate about engineering, Byars was the first to receive a Master’s Degree in …