ENR attempts to bring structure to an otherwise huge and chaotic construction industry by performing annual surveys of its key segments, and ranking companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other specialties. The rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, are further divided into specific market categories.
This year is Ghirardelli’s first time making the ENR list. We were ranked in the Top Construction Management for Fee Firm. Companies are ranked based on total 2018 revenue in million dollars for construction-management or project/ program-management services performed as a professional service for a fee.
The City of West Sacramento saw the completion and dedication of the Grand Gateway and Washington District Infrastructure Project in West Sacramento on March 19th. This ambitious and necessary infrastructure project is part of the City’s initiative to inspire growth, improve building and increase permits, attract investors, support walkable, green, and affordable housing, and further the connectivity of travelers on either side of the river. The upgrades have been in progress since 2015 as part of a state-funded program backed by Congresswoman Doris Matsui. A unique feature of this project is its incorporation of art and poetry into the design to beautify public spaces while improving public works. The crowd gathered to celebrate the dedication and had a chance to ride JUMP bikes along the project site to the final destination on E street. There they were able to hear and see a poem written and presented by former Sacramento poet laureate and Sacramento City College English Professor Jeff Knorr. The dedication ceremony included presentations by various representatives of the project development team from the City of West Sacramento, including Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who called the project “A grand entrance to our City and our future.” Ghirardelli Associate Thanh Dickerson was a vital part of the project’s construction management and delivery. Project highlights include:
Upgrades to 2,000 feet of water, 6,000 feet of sewer, 3,200 feet of storm drain lines along with significant transportation improvements.
The cleanup of the Grand Gateway site at 815 West Capitol Ave. and extension of 7th Street to Tower Bridge Gateway, added a new signalized intersection.
A multi-modal transit station, 2.5 miles of enhanced bicycle lanes, 50 streetlights and 43,000 square feet of widened sidewalk.
On February 21, 2019, Ghirardelli attended the APWA Northern California 2019 Project Awards Luncheon at Albert H. DeWitt Officers’ Club in Alameda. Each year, APWA asks for nominations for outstanding individuals, teams, and projects representing the best in the public works profession, then hosts a luncheon to present the awards to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects, recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the contractor, the consultant, and their cooperative achievements. Ghirardelli won two more awards for the eBART to Antioch – East Contra Costa Extension!! The APWA Northern California Chapter’s 2019 Public Works “Project Award, Transportation, Projects More than $75 Million”, and the 2019 Public Works “Project of the Year Award.” In attendance to accept both awards were Carlos Melendez, Kelsey Ballesteros, Darcy Taylor, and Mike Hagerty.
The new office is located in the Rotunda Building at 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 229. The building is located on 16th Street between Telegraph Ave. and San Pablo Ave. Parking is available at the parking garage at 14th Street and Clay Street and also in the Rotunda Building garage. New Address: 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Suite 229 Oakland, Ca. 94612 Tel: (510) 451-4180 Fax: (510) 451-4182