Infrastructure Project Experience

Crestmoor/Glenview Neighborhood Reconstruction, San Bruno  

PG&E’s 30-inch transmission gas line explosion in 2010 required immediate emergency services as well as long term infrastructure upgrades to restore the community and infrastructure needs.

  • Emergency Improvements
  • Interim utility Improvements
  • Long-term Street and Infrastructure Improvements
  • 30-inch gas transmission main
  • 12,000 linear ft. water main
  • 10-inch sewer main
  • 120-foot bore and jack
  • 2014 APWA National Project of the Year Award



Mission Bay Pump Stations, San Francisco

BKF developed concept plans for Park Site 23 to show how the treatment volume could be metered and pumped into bioswales and bioretention facilities to meet the C.3 provisions. BKF also worked with the developer and City of San Francisco on a Storm Water Management Plan for the system.

  • 8 submersible pumps
  • Low Impact Design (LID)
  • Channel protection
  • Storm drain pipelines
  • Trash capture
  • Shoreline protection



Sacramento Municipal Utility District, North City Substation Master Plan

Through a collaborative effort between BKF and Sacramento Municipal Utility District, a solution was obtained that was satisfactory to the reviewing agency, the design team and Sacramento Municipal Utility District, without modifications to the existing public system.

  • Installation of looped fire line
  • Collaborative effort to adjust for existing conditions
  • Fire line design and fire flow calculations
  • City processing



Dry Creek Rancheria, Geyserville

The BKF team provided the master utility planning and civil engineering of site infrastructure improvements for 75 acres of sovereign land and 310 acres of non-trust land. The project includes the River Rock Casino and associated roads and parking lots.

  • 1.5 million sq. ft. luxury resort
  • 75-acre site
  • 4 culverts
  • Potable water, recycled water, storm, sewer, and joint trench
  • Tertiary wastewater treatment plant schematic design
  • 4.5 million gallons for potable and recycled water tank
  • On-site storm water detention for outfall reduction
  • LEED certification goal



Sewer Rehabilitation, South San Francisco

BKF prepared the plans, specs and the costs estimates for the project, assisted the City in obtaining the permits and provided design services during construction.  Scope included the rehabilitation of 23,508 feet of sewers ranging between 6-inch and 12-inches including laterals, and manholes.

  • Sewers were rehabilitated using CIPP
  • Obtained encroachment permits from SFPUC
  • Prepared PS&Es
  • Provided Construction Administration
  • Sewers were on public and private property




SMUD Energy Management Center,

The Master Plan for the Sacramento Municipal District Energy Management Center reconfigures the existing building and utilities for expansion.

  • Provided schematic design narrative for proposed expansion of Energy Management Center for Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Project narrative included recommendations for relocated accessible parking and new utility connections due to expansion of building footprint



Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations,
Various Sonoma County Locations

As a part of Sonoma County’s effort to extend the range and use of electric vehicles in the North Bay, BKF has prepared designs and construction documents for the installation of 26 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. In 2011, Sonoma County was recognized as the “Most EV-Ready Community 2011” for its wide-ranging policies to accelerate widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption and municipal usage of EV’s.

  • Ray Miller Community Center in Cotati
  • Sonoma Town Square
  • Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
  • Rohnert Park City Center
  • Windsor Public Library
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Building
  • Keller Street Parking Garage in Petaluma
  • Sonoma County Norton Center
  • La Plaza North Lot at Sonoma County Administration



City of Mountain View Trash Capture

BKF coordinated with the trash device provider and the City of Mountain View to ensure a design that properly conveyed the expected hydrologic flows and caused the least disruption to the local neighborhood. BKF was responsible for the design of a hydrodynamic separator placed within a residential area. BKF determined the final placement of the device based upon the results of a utility analysis, gas lines, sewer lines, and overhead wires were in the immediate vicinity.

  • Trash capture unit installation
  • Hydrodynamic Separator
  • City coordination



Upper Atherton Channel

BKF provided engineering documents for multi-phase instream improvements, including a drop structure and two retaining walls. BKF utilized preliminary consultation with Corps of Engineers and the Water Quality Control Board to determine project recommendations.

  • 1,200 linear ft. of channel alternatives for creek stabilization
  • Restoration of vegetation
  • Tight budgetary constraints
  • Stabilized channel banks
  • Corps of Engineers and Water Quality Control Board coordination



SMUD North City Substation, Sacramento

BKF is currently providing site design for a new substation for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District within the City of Sacramento. To support the California Environmental Quality Act process, BKF provided land planning and site analysis and prepared a conceptual site layout plan and a conceptual site grading plan.

  • Land planning to support California Environmental Quality Act
  • Grading and earthwork volume analysis
  • Substation layout and roadway design
  • Domestic water service & on-site wastewater disposal system
  • Flood analysis and drainage design
  • Infiltration trenches and pond


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