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OnSite Newsletter


Our quarterly newsletter, OnSite, lets those in the industry know what's currently happening at Barnard.

OnSite Spring 2017

OnSite Winter 2016


Barnard Project Brings Renewable Energy to L.A.


Barnard completes the Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Public Power Daily announced in a recent press release. According to LADWP, this 62-mile transmission corridor will serve as a “superhighway to renewables” delivering wind and solar power to Los Angeles.

Read the Public Power Daily Announcement


CDOT Switches on New Fire Suppression System


On May 6, 2016, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officially activated the fixed fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels. In just 16 months, the Barnard-led Design-Build Team designed and constructed this first-in-the-U.S., comprehensive fixed fire suppression system within the existing tunnel structure.

Read the Post Independent article 

Press Coverage


SNWA awards Barnard above-ground pumping station contract


Adding to our challenging underground work at the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s (SNWA’s) Lake Mead L3PS Project, Barnard is now set to build the above-ground portion of the pumping station designed to draw water from the bottom of Lake Mead.

Read the Las Vegas Review Journal article


Update from Keeyask Generating Station Project


Check out the attached link to a video produced by Manitoba Hydro of the Keeyask Generating Station Project. This follows the construction activities at the project site as of November 2016.

Keeyask Generating Station video


Barnard Projects Receive Top Awards


Barnard Construction Company wins Associated General Contractors of America's Build America Grand Award and Merit Award for Partnering Excellence, the AGC announced at its annual awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. Barnard-D.A. Collins JV also won Best Project in the Utility Infrastructure Renovation category for the Gilboa Dam Rehabilitation Project.

Read the AGC Announcement

Recent Awards


2016 Alliant Build America Grand Award and Best in Federal and Heavy Renovation

Barnard's Blue Lake Expansion Project took top industry honors in 2016 as well as best in its category, also receiving a Merit Award in Partnering Excellence.


2017 Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award

Barnard took top honors in the Utility Infrastructure category at the AGC's annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). The CSEA is the industry's elite safety excellence awards program that recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs.


2016, 2015, 2014 U.S. Society on Dams: Excellence in the Constructed Project

The Emergency and Carryover Storage Project, a program that includes our San Vicente Preparatory Work Project, earned the USSD's top award for completed work in 2016. Our Elwha and Glines Canyon Dam Removal Project and our Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project also earned this award in 2015 and 2014, respectively.


2016 Alliant Build America: Utility Infrastructure Renovation

Barnard's Gilboa Dam Reconstruction Project, constructed in a joint venture with D.A. Collins Construction, was selected by a jury of peers in the Utility Infrastructure Renovation Category.


2016, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001 Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards

Barnard shares 2016 honors with Blue Lake Expansion Project stakeholders in receiving a Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Merit Award. Barnard is also a four-time recipient of the national AGC Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award.


2016 and 2015 NUCA William H. Feather Safety Award

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) named Barnard and honorable mention and overall winner in 2016 and 2015, respectively, for safe work practices in the 500,001 – 1,000,000 man-hour category.


2015 PG&E Supplier of the Year and Gas Supplier of the Year

Currently a member of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E's) Gas Transmission Construction Alliance, Barnard was selected from among more than 4,000 PG&E suppliers for this Supplier of the Year honor, also receiving PG&E's Gas Supplier of the Year Award.


2016 ENR Regional Best Projects and Safety Merit Awards

Barnard's Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels Fixed Fire Suppression System Project won Best Project in the Specialty Contracting category and a Safety Merit Award from ENR Mountain States. Our Owens Lake Phase 7a Dust Mitigation Program also received a Safety Merit Award from ENR California.


2016, 2015, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2002, 2001 GLAAACC Economic Awards

The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce Economic Awards are presented to those individuals and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American Community.


2015 Association of State Dam Safety Officials National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award

In 2015, Barnard-D.A. Collins JV’s Gilboa Dam Reconstruction Project received the Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ (ASDSO’s) National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award. Congrats to owner, NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection, on this important project!

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