That's what we do at Barnard. Whether we're raising a dam in Alaska, constructing a reservoir in Florida, tunneling under downtown San Francisco, redirecting a river while building a complex hydropower plant in northern Manitoba, or strengthening and improving the integrity of a natural gas pipeline in a Sacramento suburb, our people arrive at our projects with a determination to do the best for their communities and be the best in the industry.
Our work also encompasses power transmission, marine, water and sewer pipeline, and environmental construction. Most often our projects include several of these elements. They always present a challenge. They affect our neighbors as well as our families. We live where we work, so we come to know our projects personally. We build for People.
For more than four years, Barnard has worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to strengthen and stabilize dams across Tennessee and Alabama. Since undertaking a series of Probable Maximum Flood upgrade projects beginning in 2014, we have completed 18 projects for TVA and cycled more than 50 Barnard Project Managers, Superintendents, and Project Engineers through them.
In an area where providing drinking water is no easy task, Barnard is diligently constructing a system to pump and transport water from the deepest area in Lake Mead to nearby water treatment facilities. Once completed, this project will allow for the distribution of drinking water to Las Vegas residents for the foreseeable future.
Sept. 22 marked a pivotal moment for the Oroville Dam Transmission Line Permanent Reroute Project when Barnard, in a Design-Assist capacity with Design Engineer Stantec, energized the two double-circuit 230kV lines constructed for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).