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MCGUIRE AND HESTER

bridge bents; This required many field adjustments to A Green Operation


■ Welding three-foot by five-foot steel sub accomplish the project. Nevertheless, the Having a diverse range of skills and proj-
caps; company succeeded in the following tasks: ects are two reasons McGuire and Hester
■ Erecting and setting 25-ton concrete ■ Putting in new storm drain systems; has been able to succeed in the industry
caps at 870 feet to support box girders ■ Removing and replacing street paving; for more than eight decades.
on new sub cap 25 feet in the air; ■ Installing new decorative sidewalks with Another reason is its willingness to stay
■ Fillet welding 334,390 linear feet; paver bands; on top of industry trends. For instance, the
■ Site grading of 1,500 cubic yards of ■ Putting in an architectural bus stop; firm is very much involved with the green
import to create a crane pad roughly 30 ■ Implementing a concrete history wall; movement, Doud says, and operates its
inches thick by 20 feet wide by 900 feet ■ Installing a large water fountain; own recycling program.
long over the existing Kinder Morgan ■ Creating columns and arches; and “We have equipment that we use to
fuel line; and ■ Performing the landscaping. crush and recycle old concrete and asphalt
■ Off-hauling soils and import of 1,200

cubic yards of soils for the bridge abut-


ment section.

UCD Medical Center


In June 2008, McGuire and Hester com-
pleted work on the University of
California-Davis Medical Center Central
Plant Utilities Extension project in
Sacramento, Calif. The company supplied
water, electrical and telecommunications
utilities for the university’s stem cell
research facility.
The project, which began in July 2007,
consisted of 5,700 lineal feet of pre-insulat-
ed heated and chilled water return and sup-
ply pipelines, as well as normal power,
emergency power, communication and
telephone duct banks.
According to McGuire and Hester, the
biggest challenge on the $5.9 million proj-
ect was a 50-foot-wide trench shown in the
design drawings vs. the space that was
actually allotted to perform the work.
“We spent some time analyzing the dif-
ferent trenching methods and came up
with a way to lessen the risk and eliminate
almost all of the export, allowing us to
keep within budget and provide more
working space,” the company says.

West Estudillo Crossing


McGuire and Hester completed work on
the $3.7 million West Estudillo Crossing
project in San Leandro, Calif., in April
2006. The company reconstructed five city
blocks from back of sidewalk to back of
sidewalk in an area that included many his-
torical buildings and a shopping center.
One of the blocks was a wide, pedestri-
an-only corridor, which prompted a strin-
gent safety program on-site, according to
McGuire and Hester. Also, the drainage
design was difficult to implement due to a
very flat site.

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