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For over 117 years Graniterock has been building highways, driveways and runways. Using the highest quality materials, friendly experts and modern technology, Graniterock can provide the materials needed for any construction job and build the job for you, too. Graniterock builds projects as big as runways at San Francisco International Airport and as unique as driveways in Pebble Beach.

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Link to read full article 'Emergency work projects January 2017'
Emergency work projects January 2017

Emergency work has been nonstop for Graniterock’s Construction Division crews in the past couple of weeks as we’ve had the most rain seen in years, and roads have paid the price. From Big Sur to the Santa Cruz Mountains, crews are working around the clock to clear roads of mud and debris and get them reopened for traffic.Caltrans awarded multiple emergency work contracts to Graniterock due to the Company'slong history of exceeding expectations with the state ...

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Link to read full article 'Concrete team steps up with 1,100 yards for Watsonville project'
Concrete team steps up with 1,100 yards for Watsonville project

WATSONVILLE – With team members from all concrete branches and 29 mixer trucks, Graniterock delivered 1,170 yards of concrete to downtown Watsonville for a new development that will include underground parking, retail and townhomes.Graniterock poured for Berkeley Cement and longtime customer Bogard Construction.“Berkeley had two boom pumps running throughout the pour and we were able to keep up with their demand of yards per hour,” Joe Antonetti said. “It was a true team effort that made ...

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Link to read full article 'New scope of work for custom team'
New scope of work for custom team

MOSS LANDING– The Construction Division’s custom team stretched beyond its normal scope of work to win a project at the Moss Landing power plant.The circulatingpumps VFD (variable frequency drive) building project for Dynegy Moss Landing led electrical, structural and civil engineers to design this job to lower the energy pumping costs to draw and circulate 1 billion gallons of ocean water daily to generate power.Dynegy contracted with Pioneer Custom Electrical Products of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. ...

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Link to read full article 'Highway 101 paving job calls for precast concrete panels'
Highway 101 paving job calls for precast concrete panels

SOLEDAD – The Highway 101 paving project in southern Monterey County tested the Construction Division in a way it hadn’t been tested before.At first glance, the $24 million Caltrans job, won by estimator Bob Williams, seems like your typical large highway rehabilitation project with 90,000 tons of rubberized asphalt and (eventually) 25,000tons of dig outs spanning 17 miles in each direction between Greenfield and Gonzales. But this was no typical job.On this major highway project, Caltrans ...

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Link to read full article 'Construction team scores big at Santa Cruz High with GPS paver'
Construction team scores big at Santa Cruz High with GPS paver

SANTA CRUZ – Everyone knows asphalt goes in a paving machine. However, in only rare cases does Graniterock use a GPS paver for placing base rock.The Santa Cruz High School turf project was one of those exceptions, where the Construction team placed 2,200 tons of base rock with a GPS paver in order to meet the extremely tight grade tolerances.“This is only the second time we’ve ever placed base rock with a paving machine,” Karl Philipovitch ...

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Link to read full article 'New bridge for city of Martinez'
New bridge for city of Martinez

MARTINEZ – Stretching into the East Bay market, Graniterock’s Concord-based Construction team executed perfectly the installation of a new, 150-foot-long precast girder bridge over Alhambra Creek.The $2. 2 million project for the city of Martinez, bid by Bryan Jones and overseen by Project Manager Erik Cushman, provides relief for residents on the north side of the Amtrak station who had only one access point across the tracks, which are frequently blocked by trains.The pedestrian/vehicle bridge provides ...

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Link to read full article 'Grinding team tackles massive demolition job in Sunnyvale'
Grinding team tackles massive demolition job in Sunnyvale

SUNNYVALE – Graniterock’s grinding team stepped up to a new challenge and exceeded expectations on what turned out to be one of its largest ever demolition jobs.The team, led by Ricardo Buenrostro, helped demolish a giant parking lot and roadway in Sunnyvale to allow for the construction of a new 1. 8 million-square-foot office campus for Jay Paul Companyknown as Moffett Towers II.Using a 12-foot-6-inch-wide, single pass Wirtgen 3800 CR cold mill machine, the team plowed ...

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Link to read full article 'Los Altos school modernization project completed before bell rings'
Los Altos school modernization project completed before bell rings

LOS ALTOS - With the start of the new school year looming, the Construction team completed a modernization project for a Los Altos private school just before the bell rang.The two-year job for commercial contractor True Beck Construction (formerly called BNBT Builders) at Pinewood School included site improvements, underground utilities and concrete.The job required extensive coordination with other subcontractors as the work was phased to keep the school open last year during construction.Included were more than ...

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Link to read full article 'Paving Interstate 280: A true test of team work, communication and grit'
Paving Interstate 280: A true test of team work, communication and grit

WOODSIDE – Coming down to the wire, Graniterock’s Construction Division just wrapped up one of its larger paving projects in recent years.The $15 million Caltrans job, with 85,000 tons of rubberized asphalt on a seven-mile stretch of Interstate 280 between Woodside Drive and Highway 92, could not have been successful without the concerted One Company effort that went on up to the very end.The project bid by Estimator Paul Brizzolara included all the elements that make ...

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Link to read full article 'Moving dirt for 500,000-gallon water tank at Pasatiempo Golf Club'
Moving dirt for 500,000-gallon water tank at Pasatiempo Golf Club

SANTA CRUZ – Not often do Graniterock People have their jobs watched closely by the Golf Channel.The custom Construction team has that honor due to a water conservation project under way at Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz.The Golf Channel mounted a time-lapse camera to the job trailer at Pasatiempo, where the custom team is moving thousands of yards of dirt to dig two giant holes – one for a 500,000-gallon water tank buried 20 feet ...

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Link to read full article 'Highway 129 safety project under way with Construction team'
Highway 129 safety project under way with Construction team

NEAR AROMAS – Cut back and off haul 150,000 yardsof dirt? No big deal for Graniterock’s Construction Division, which is in the first stage of a safety improvement project on aportion of Highway 129 between Aromas and Highway 101.The $4. 5 million Caltrans project in Santa Cruz County between Old Chittenden Road and the Chittenden Underpass is designed to lessen the curve and increase sight distance for drivers.In essence, make the two-lane highway safer.The area is ...

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Link to read full article 'Improving freeway access to fit more tech traffic'
Improving freeway access to fit more tech traffic

CUPERTINO – When a certain larger-than-life Silicon Valley tech company wants to build a spaceship-like office for 13,000 of its employees, the impact will be felt far and wide.Especially for drivers in the area.The four-story circular building at the heart of the tech giant’s nearly 176-acre site in Cupertino is expected to draw such an increase in motorists to the Interstate280 corridor near Wolfe Road that the state has required the company to perform a long ...

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Link to read full article 'Downtown San Jose statue move'
Downtown San Jose statue move

SAN JOSE - Moving a 6,000-pound brass statue 90 feet isn't as simple as it sounds.In fact, it can require a Company-wide effort in some cases.The Construction Division, with assistance from other areas of Graniterock, successfully relocated the infamous Thomas Fallon statue from Pellier Park in downtown San Jose as part of a major street widening and realignment project.The successful statue move in mid-May marked a major milestone in the $4. 5 million North San Pedro ...

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Link to read full article 'Moffett Federal Airfield'
Moffett Federal Airfield

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Working nights, weekends and in the rain, the Construction Division has had a hand in transitioning Moffett Federal Airfield into a hub for Google, which entered a 60-year lease for the former military site in 2014.What began as a three-week $300,000 project morphed into a $1. 8 million job with four additional projects bolted on by general contractor Turner Construction.Graniterock began working as a subcontractor for Turner in March to re-pave the frontage ...

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Link to read full article 'Half Moon Bay rock slope protection'
Half Moon Bay rock slope protection

HALF MOON BAY – When it comes to projects that improve the environment and help others enjoy our natural surroundings, the Graniterock Construction Division feels they'resecond to none.The Construction team recently wrapped up a rock slope protection project at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay, which enhances coastal access and recreation along a 175-foot stretch of eroding bluff.The $850,000 Caltrans job on Highway 1, won by Estimator Rob Snyder and led by the project management team ...

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Link to read full article 'BART extension for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority'
BART extension for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

SAN JOSE – Dirt is a huge issue on the Construction Division project to help build the final stop on a 10-mile BART extension in San Jose.Graniterock is off hauling roughly 18,000 yards of dirt from the 20-acre site to make room for the new BART police station, parking lot, bus transfer center and Station Concourse Plaza.The station includes a street level concourse and above-ground boarding platform.Located between Berryessa and Mabury roads, adjacent to the San ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock scores Superbowl 50 project'
Graniterock scores Superbowl 50 project

The Construction Division helpedLevi's Stadium in Santa Clara preparefor the mass of footballfans expected forSunday's showdown between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.The work for Noel Lesley Events Services waswon by estimatorBryan Jones.Graniterock has installeda security perimeterwithk-rail around the stadium and builttemporary driveways to access the various sports fields.Thanks goes to Field SupervisorFred Simpson, Travis Sakamoto, Kenneth JermonandAngela Flores.

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Link to read full article 'Construction opportunities growing in San Juan Bautista'
Construction opportunities growing in San Juan Bautista

Graniterock is winning work at Earthbound Farm in San Juan Bautista as the organic produce giant looks to expand its facilities, including new parking lots, building pads and roads.Graniterock is working as a subcontractor for Design Group Facility Solutions, who has a multi-million dollar contract to design and build a 124,000-square-foot cooler expansion.Graniterock will place approximately 7,000 tons of class two recycled base rock from the A. R. Wilson Quarry, hauled by Graniterock Transportation. The 8-inch ...

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Link to read full article 'Hwy 25 CIR job centers on smoothness & intelligent compaction'
Hwy 25 CIR job centers on smoothness & intelligent compaction

Graniterock’s Construction team partnered with Caltrans on a cold in-place/overlay pilot project on a 6-mile stretch of Highway 25 south of Hollister that produced solid results.The $2. 7 million project focused on two aspects: smoothness and intelligent compaction, which is a new spec coming out for Caltrans using GPS technology and computerized compaction technology installed on the rollers.The CIR portion of the project, an emulsion form of CIR, was performed by a subcontractor (Graniterock’s CIR team ...

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Link to read full article 'New park for Aromas named after Graniterock founder'
New park for Aromas named after Graniterock founder

Just outside the A. R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, Construction Division crews are helping tobuilda new park for the small town, which will be named after Graniterock's founder.The grading and paving work under way is one phase of a larger project coming in the near future if the Aromas Community Center Foundation can find the funding to complete their vision of a large recreation area with baseball and soccer fields -called A. R. Wilson Community Park.According ...

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Link to read full article 'Concrete mat foundation for San Jose apartment complex'
Concrete mat foundation for San Jose apartment complex

Graniterock’s Concrete Division proves once again how it can expertly handle the large concrete pours common around the San Francisco Bay Area.Every driver and truck in the Company was called on April 11 for a 3,800-yard pour at a San Jose apartment complex.Total Graniterock concrete for Conco Concrete for the Lexington Avenue apartment foundation is more than 12,000 yards.Concrete Manager Mike McGrath said the April 11 pour was a One Company success story as the Aggregate, ...

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Link to read full article 'CIR helps make Lawrence Expressway project a success'
CIR helps make Lawrence Expressway project a success

SANTA CLARA - Graniterock’s cold-in-place recycling team is out to prove the alternative paving method deserves a place on big, heavily-traveled roads with the Construction Division’s $3. 7 million Lawrence Expressway rehabilitation project.Santa Clara County’s Roads and Airports Department, an early supporter of CIR for pavement maintenance, incorporated CIR on one mile of the 11-mile night job between Homestead Road and Highway 237 under way with the Construction team.The CIR segment involves four traffic lanes in ...

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Link to read full article 'Concrete for new skate park in Watsonville'
Concrete for new skate park in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE - The new skate park going in at Watsonville’s Ramsay Park is taking shape with Graniterock concrete, including a 9-foot-deep bowl and several ledges and edges for skaters to show off their tricks.Joe Antonetti, concrete manager for the Santa Cruz branch, has worked closely with San Diego-based engineering firm GeoCon Skateparks to provide materials for the 12,000-square-foot project.In addition to concrete, Graniterock has supplied the project with base rock and drain rock from the A. ...

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Link to read full article 'Replacing an aging bridge in Half Moon Bay'
Replacing an aging bridge in Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY – The popular Pilarcitos Creek Pedestrian Bridge had fallen into disrepair over the years since it was built in 1994 due to corrosion, and closed in April as a precaution to the public.Graniterock won a $1 million bid from the City of Half Moon Bay to remove the old bridge and install a new one, which was completed last week.Led by Project Manager Kyle McLean, crews started in September to dismantle the old ...

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Link to read full article 'Permeable base rock for Harbor High School baseball field'
Permeable base rock for Harbor High School baseball field

Plagued for years with floodingany time it rained, Harbor High School found a solution by changing itsbaseball field to artificial turf and improving the drainage system.Graniterock played a key role in this major upgrade for Harbor High by providing 4,000 tons of class 2 permeable base rock to contractor CRW Industries.Sales representative Jason Sanchez worked closely with Doug Hunt from CRW Industries and school officials to assure the rock quality and delivery met the high standards.“There ...

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Link to read full article 'Strong productions at San Jose Airport paving job'
Strong productions at San Jose Airport paving job

Graniterock’s paving job at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport has been one of strong productions and efficiencies.Graniterock is working with general contractor Weitz Construction of Arizona to help build a new private jet terminal.The Construction Division project calls for a total of 56,000 tons of asphalt from Graniterock’s Redwood City plant for the 900,000-square-foot apron to be used for plane parking.“All of the final grade preparation and planning that went into getting the site ...

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Link to read full article 'New science campus for UC Santa Cruz'
New science campus for UC Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ – Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surroundedbyBrussels sprout fields, Graniterock’s Construction Division is busy on one of the largest construction projects Santa Cruz has seen in years.Graniterock is working for general contractor Swinerton Buildersto help build UC Santa Cruz’s $61 million Marine Science Campus on a 15-acre site on the city’s Westside.The Company’s $20 million chunk of the project, bid by EstimatorChris Luffman, involves earth work, excavating, grading, underground utilities, landscaping and building a new ...

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Link to read full article 'San Francisco gateway rebuilt with Graniterock HMA'
San Francisco gateway rebuilt with Graniterock HMA

Graniterock’s northern road materials team played a key role this summer in a massive $1 billion overhaul of one of San Francisco’s main gateways.Approximately 41,000 tons of Graniterock asphalt was used to rebuild the Depression-era Doyle Drive, or Highway 101, which connects the Golden Gate Bridge to the city's Marina District.Doyle Drive has been re-envisioned as the Presidio Parkway - a roadway tucked into the natural contours of the Presidioand the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.The ...

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Link to read full article 'Highway 152 night paving with new leadership'
Highway 152 night paving with new leadership

On the outskirts of Gilroy, Graniterock’s Construction team is grinding and paving a 12-mile stretch of Highway 152.The work takes place after the sun sets, with the crew calling it a day only when the sun is about to rise again.The $5 million Caltrans project, won by Estimator Vicki Narciso, is more than just another paving job for Graniterock.At the heart of this night job is the opportunity to develop a new paving leader for the ...

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Link to read full article 'Redwood City water treatment plant requires laser focus'
Redwood City water treatment plant requires laser focus

Graniterock’s Construction Division saw huge efficiencies when building new concrete drying beds for Silicon Valley Clean Water in Redwood City thanks to the use of a laser screed.The laser screed, never used by Graniterock before this project, is a machine with an automatic laser control system to ensure an accurate level finish, allowing larger volumes of concrete than usual to be poured during each shift. Graniterock poured 2,500 yards of concrete in all for the water ...

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Link to read full article 'Building Materials team puts finishing touch on Danville home with Natural Stone'
Building Materials team puts finishing touch on Danville home with Natural Stone

The owner of this Danville home discoveredGraniterock and our wide selection of natural stone on the Company’s beautiful new website.After contacting Robin Steudler and Alyssa Runnoeat the Monterey Peninsula branch, the homeowner was supplied with 3,000 square feet of Jerusalem gold thin veneer stone for the home’s exterior.The project was challenging due to the customer living in the East Bay and conducting alldecisions and transactions over the phone and email.Robin and Alyssa worked hard to meet ...

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Link to read full article 'Building new bridge in Pacifica means balancing delicate needs of nature'
Building new bridge in Pacifica means balancing delicate needs of nature

The 60-year-old bridge over San Pedro Creek in Pacifica has been demolished, and a bigger, stronger bridge is going up in its place all while balancing the delicate needs of endangered species in the area.Graniterock’s Construction Division has been hard at work on the new Highway 1 bridge for a year, including a scheduled non-working period of six monthstied to the threatened red-legged frog and Central California coast steelhead trout.More than 160 red-legged frogs were safely ...

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Link to read full article 'New building at Stanford University '
New building at Stanford University

Graniterock concrete were poured fora new office building at Stanford University. The nearly 62,000-square-foot, four-story building is going up at Panama Mall and Lomita Drive on campus. Working with Peck and Hiller of Napa on this job, sales representative Zack Booth said the concrete market has showed no sign of slowing down in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock makes Monterey Airport safer for takeoff and landing'
Graniterock makes Monterey Airport safer for takeoff and landing

Longtime Graniterock field SupervisorGary Whitmire says the safety improvement project underway at the Monterey Airport might be the most challenging of his 35-year career. “It’s a good project, but it’s also very challenging because of the verticalness and the size restraints,” Gary said. “There’s so much planning and thought going into this job. All projects are a puzzle to be built, but this one’s a little more challenging on multiple fronts than normal.” Graniterock’s Construction Division ...

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Link to read full article 'Construction Division works on new terminal at San Jose Airport'
Construction Division works on new terminal at San Jose Airport

Graniterock’s Construction Division is laying the ground work for an $82 million private jet terminal, being built mostly for Google executives, at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Graniterock, working for general contractor Weitz Construction of Arizona, secured a $13 million piece of the project, which involves building two taxiways, a 900,000-square-foot asphalt apron and a 175,000-square-foot parking lot. The 29-acre terminal on the northwest side of the airport will feature 240,000 square feet ...

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Link to read full article 'Construction Division lands new territory with Stockton airport'
Construction Division lands new territory with Stockton airport

The Construction Division expanded its reach eastward by picking up a $3. 6 million job at Stockton Metropolitan Airport. The terminal apron rehabilitation, led by Project Manager Matt Christie, called for removing existing pavement for airport parking and constructing a new parking area with room for additional aircraft to accommodate increased air traffic at the small airport. The work, which started in September and wrapped up this week, involved excavating more than 15,000 yards of dirt, ...

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Link to read full article 'New student housing at San Jose State starts with GRC concrete'
New student housing at San Jose State starts with GRC concrete

Graniterock’s concrete team is helping San Jose State University meet student demand for on-campus housing by providing 8,000 yards of concrete for Campus Village Phase 2. The new 850-bed residence hall will be located on campus at Ninth Street and Paseo de San Carlos. The 10-story building includescommon study rooms, a lounge, multi-purpose room, recreation room and other support spaces. Graniterock is working with Largo Concrete to supply the materials. The project is scheduled for completion ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock paves Big Sur's posh Post Ranch Inn'
Graniterock paves Big Sur's posh Post Ranch Inn

Graniterock's Custom Construction team won an opportunity in January to pave all of the roads and parking lots at the exclusive Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. The job calls for nearly 1,800 tons of asphalt for the resort's roads that reachfrom Highway 1 to thereception area. The material was provided by the Aromas plant and hauledmostly by Graniterock trucks. Project Manager John Hazdovac said the paving crew has to be careful not to do anything ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock dazzles the Big Sur coast'
Graniterock dazzles the Big Sur coast

Graniterock's building materials teamin Seaside proved they not only meetcustomers' expectations, they exceedthem at every turn. This new multi-million dollar 14,000-square-foot home, known as Abalone Cove, perched on a cliff overlooking the Big Sur coastwas builtwith 12,000square feet of natural stone supplied by Graniterock. We also supplied all of the concrete, plaster and landscaping stone. The project called for 100 tons of flagstone and 120 stair treads that were 5 feet wide,12 feet long and 8 ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock grabs another piece of the hot housing market'
Graniterock grabs another piece of the hot housing market

The Bay Area’s red-hot housing market hasn’t let up, allowing Graniterock’s concrete team to continue snapping up big foundation jobs. The team started Nov. 4 on another apartment complex in downtown Redwood City, this time working with Jos. J. Albanese Company, to provide 8,000 yards of concrete for the foundation of a five-story building with a two-level underground parking garage at 439 Fuller St. “This is a good project for us, close to our plant,” sales ...

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Link to read full article 'Recycling Santa Cruz streets with innovative CIR paving technology'
Recycling Santa Cruz streets with innovative CIR paving technology

“Thank you for inviting us, it was very interesting!” was the phrase heard most Oct. 21 whenpublic works agencies from Santa Cruz, Salinas and the Town of Los Gatos gathered atCenter Street and Laurel Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz for a cold-in-place recycling (CIR) demonstration hosted by CIR Business Development ManagerMike McElroy. More than 30 guests showed upto observe theprocess in action. Agencies choose CIR because of the 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 90 ...

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Link to read full article 'New apartment complex in Redwood City'
New apartment complex in Redwood City

Graniterock snagged a piece of the Bay Area’s housing boom by providing 20,000 yards of concrete for the foundation of a new apartment building in downtown Redwood City. Graniterock’s concrete team is working with Conco Cement on the eight-story, 196-unit complex under construction on an L-shaped parcel at Main and Marshall streets, which includes a parking garage with 330 spaces. The building will have seven floors of apartments sitting on top of 3,500 square feet of ...

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Link to read full article 'Graniterock "green" concrete at New San Mateo County Jail'
Graniterock "green" concrete at New San Mateo County Jail

Inmates will probably never know this, but the new 260,000-square-foot jail going up in San Mateo County has a foundation of environmentally-friendly Graniterock concrete. On top of that, the floors of the eight-story detention center will be built with the Company's same green concrete. Graniterock's concrete team is set to pour nearly 10,000 yards of low-carbon concrete at the Maple Street correctional facility, which has been under construction since July 2013 with general contractors Sundt-Layton, a ...

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Link to read full article 'A concrete pour for the record books'
A concrete pour for the record books

Graniterock's Concrete Team poured more than 8,000 yards of concretein a five-day span that required the use of every mixer truck in the Company, making the pour one of the largest in Graniterock history. Graniterock People involved in the project say it was an incredible One Company effort. A tremendous volume of concrete - 3,231 yards in less than eight hours - was poured on Saturday, August 9, 2014, which required People from multiple Graniterock branches ...

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Link to read full article 'Great Projects: Major win for SFO joint venture Runway Safety Area project with early finish '
Great Projects: Major win for SFO joint venture Runway Safety Area project with early finish

Golden Gate Constructors, a joint venture of Graniterock and DeSilva Gates, successfully completed an $87 million safety improvement project at San Francisco International Airport that required dozens of team members Company-wide working six days a week for the past three months. The federally mandated project - known as the Runway Safety Area Program - involved closing two of SFO's four runways, 1L and 1R, to create safety zones at each end. The dual closures prompted changes ...

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Link to read full article 'Airport Boulevard Interchange East'
Airport Boulevard Interchange East

Project Location: Airport Blvd. and Hwy 101, Salinas CA Project Team: Matt Crigger, Project Manager Matt Christie, Project Engineer Rick Smith, Superintendent Joan Nestler, Contract Administrator Widening of Airport Blvd including the bridge, re-alignment of De La Torre, relocation of on and off ramps to Hwy 101, install new traffic signals at De La Torre/Airport Blvd. and Moffett/Airport intersections.

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Link to read full article 'Highway 17 Wet Pavement Correction'
Highway 17 Wet Pavement Correction

This project enhances safety along State Route 17 from 0. 1 mile south of Summit Road to 1 mile south of Bear Creek Road over-crossing near the City of Los Gatos, in Santa Clara County. The major scope of work consists of constructing various drainage systems, and resurfacing the existing pavement to eliminate the formation of concentrated storm runoff areas during wet weather conditions. The median barriers and metal beam guard rail will be reconstructed or ...

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Link to read full article 'Branciforte Middle School'
Branciforte Middle School

New athletic facilities and “life lab” garden The facilities include a new rubberized synthetic track with pull-up and bardip bars, an artificial turf combination football and soccer field, a natural grass field, two softball fields. Gone is the old, dying grass field full of gopher holes and trip hazards. The project cost $2. 1 million and was completed on January 9, 2012. The construction was done by Graniterock Construction Division and was paid for with a ...

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Link to read full article 'El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue Streetscape'
El Camino Real and Stanford Avenue Streetscape

Owner: The City of Palo Alto Estimator: Paul Brizzolara Project Manager: John Torres Field Supervisor: Gary Hartranft The City of Palo Alto wanted to improve the pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Stanford Avenue at the intersection with State Route 82 El Camino Real. This was important to the Owner because of the number of children and bicyclists in the University Village neighborhood. In order to do so, the project called for the four corners of this ...

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Link to read full article 'Gonzales Waste Water Treatment Plant'
Gonzales Waste Water Treatment Plant

Owner: City of Gonzales This project involved importing 20,000 cubic yards of fill material to restore levee to an elevation of 115 feet. Armor levee with 3,200 tons of broken concrete rubble on North and West levee slopes. Install 3,700 linear feet of 5 strand barb wire fence.

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Link to read full article 'Ambrose Bierce Alley'
Ambrose Bierce Alley

Owner: New Montgomery Associates LLC General Contractor: Skyline Construction The purpose of this project was to redo an alley in San Francisco as part of a tenant improvement project. Work on this project included demolition of existing concrete roadway, fine grading for all concrete work and special provisions for traffic control since it was in a busy downtown intersection.

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Link to read full article 'Menlo Park School Gymnasium'
Menlo Park School Gymnasium

Job Owner: Menlo Park School District General Contractor: Vance Brown Builders The purpose of this project was to provide site work for a new gymnasium. This work included off haul of excess soil, fine grading for all walkways and roadways, installation of headerboard and AC paving. Working areas were tight as this was an accelerated schedule to finish before school started back up.

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Link to read full article 'Pescadero Middle School'
Pescadero Middle School

Pescadero, California Owner: Pescadero/La Honda Unified School District Estimator: Paul Brizzolara The work included electrical improvements, new drainage, water, and sanitary sewer utilities, a new parking lot, and new building pads for the Pescadero Middle School. This was an approximately $2. 5 million project.

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Link to read full article 'Menlo Park School Retention System'
Menlo Park School Retention System

Job Owner: Menlo Park School District Location: Atherton/Menlo Park Graniterock crews excavated for a retention system with three 48″ HDPE pipes that were 160′. Graniterock also used an excavator with a hopper and conveyor belt on the back to backfill the area. The project site was narrow so it was impossible to use a loader to backfill everything.

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Link to read full article 'Monterey Bay Aquarium Animal Research Care Center '
Monterey Bay Aquarium Animal Research Care Center

Job Owner: Monterey Bay Aquarium General Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten Location: City of Marina Graniterock was a subcontractor performing site grading.

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Link to read full article 'Chinquapin and McLaughlin Street Improvements at UCSC'
Chinquapin and McLaughlin Street Improvements at UCSC

Name: Chinquapin/McLaughlin Street Improvements Owner: University of California, Santa Cruz Estimator: Jim Mitchell Project Manager: Eli Mowbray Field Supervisor: Sergio Rubio

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Link to read full article 'Mineta San Jose International Airport, Whiskey Extension'
Mineta San Jose International Airport, Whiskey Extension

Name: Taxiway Whiskey Extension Phase 1 Owner: City of San Jose Estimator: Paul Cianciarulo Project Manager: Jim Mitchell Project Engineer: Cole Lathrop Project Supervisor: Chris Anderson Field Supervisor: Greg Brazil

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Link to read full article 'Highway 25 Safety Improvements'
Highway 25 Safety Improvements

Project Title: Highway 25 Safety Improvements Project Owner: Council of San Benito County Governments Estimator: Bob Williams Project Manager: David Olivas Construction Management: MNS Engineers, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

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Link to read full article 'Highway 17 at Glenwood Curve'
Highway 17 at Glenwood Curve

Owner: Caltrans Project Manager: Eli Mowbray Field Supervisor: Sergio Rubio Project Estimate: $8 Million Estimator: Bob Williams

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Link to read full article 'Mineta San Jose International'
Mineta San Jose International

Name: ConRac, San Jose Airport General Contractor: Hensel Phelps

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Link to read full article 'Seaside Auto Mall'
Seaside Auto Mall

Estimator: Bob Williams Project Manager: Matt Crigger Project Engineer: Chris Soriano Field Supervisor: Todd Wilson

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Link to read full article 'City of Santa Cruz Median Improvements'
City of Santa Cruz Median Improvements

Estimator: Vicki Narciso Field Supervisor: Roland Gropp

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Oakland Airport

Removing and replacing/improving all existing Passenger Boarding Bridges, pavements, storm drainage, waterline, jet fuel lines, lighting, and striping surrounding Terminal One. Major items of work included asphalt and concrete demolition, excavation, storm drain and waterline, jet fuel line improvements, grading, paving, and passenger boarding bridge improvements.

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Foothill College Pedestrian Bridge

Installation of a prefabricated 92′ long, 10′ wide bridge placed over a live creek on to 2 abutments with a 265 ton crane. The process took approximately 6 hours including traffic control set up and required assembly of the bridge prior to setting. The most challenging part was ensuring that the 4 anchor bolts that were embedded into the abutments had been placed correctly in order for the bridge to be set exactly as assembled.

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Capitola Road and Soquel Avenue

Owner: City of Santa Cruz The project included widening the road, and overlay the original intersection, new electrical work, new sidewalks, and sidewalk repair. The project included about 1,400 tons of asphalt.

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Synthetic Turf Projects

Gardner Elementary School Owner: San Jose Unified School District Turf Installer: Sprinturf Harker School Sports Complex Owner: Harker School Turf Installer: Sprinturf Irvington Ballfield Owner: City of Fremont Turf Installer: Field Turf “Artificial grass has long been viewed as a poor substitute for the real thing. But synthetic turf may finally be set to take root in professional soccer, and officials may even consider the possibility of using it for the next World Cup in 2010.” ...

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Highway 25 Bypass

Project Title: Highway 25 Bypass Project, Hollister, CA Project Manager: Rob Snyder Estimator: Bob Williams

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Merchant Road

Merchant Road Realignment and Improvements Owner: Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District Project Purpose The purpose of this project was to realign Merchant Road, improve the area, and build a new 18,000 square foot parking lot. The job owner is the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. The parking lot would serve to improve parking and transportation for District employees. Project Highlights 330 feet of new road construction for Merchant Road, including1,500 cubic yards ...

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Scotts Valley Drive

Scotts Valley Job Job Owner: City of Scotts Valley Scope of Work 1,000 tons of baserock 1,500 tons of asphaltic concrete 105 cubic yards of concrete Project Highlight Widening the intersection of Glenwood Drive, Hacienda Drive and Scotts Valley Drive. Adding travel lanes and turn lanes, put in new traffic signals, sidewalks, and provide better vehicle and pedestrian access to the intersection.

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De Mattei Sea Wall

Project Title: Seawall, Beach Drive, Aptos, CA Project Owner: De Mattei Construction Inc. Project Description Seawall designed to protect driveway and house. The excavation went from a minus 5′ elevation to the top of the wall at plus 18′. Approximately 1,200 ton of rip rap and 113 cubic yards of shotcrete was used to face the wall.

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Fowler Creek Park

Fowler Creek Park Project Began: April 2006 Projected Completion: July 2007 Owner: City of San Jose Job Description The new park will include a new parking lot, group picnic area, tennis courts, bocce ball court, play area, restroom, and landscaping. Graniterock Construction Division will perform all the site grading, underground storm and sewer, base rock and AC paving, installing a pedestrian bridge, as well as manage subs for landscaping, concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalks, building new ...

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Highway 1/17 Merge Lanes

Route 1/17 Widening for Merge Lanes Owner: Caltrans The Highway 1/17 Merge Lanes Project is a joint venture between Graniterock’s Graniterock Construction Division and CC Myers, Inc. View the live Fishhook webcam. Project Purpose This is the biggest upgrade of the busy Highway 1/17 interchange since it was built over 40 years ago. The project will address localized safety and operational deficiencies. Background Motorists traveling northbound on Route 1 and southbound on Route 17 must navigate ...

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Link to read full article 'Salinas Municipal Airport Runway'
Salinas Municipal Airport Runway

Owner: City of Salinas, Salinas Municipal Airport Job Description Repairs and Improvements to Runway 8-26 and Taxiway A. Repairs included remove and replace failed AC areas, Crack Seal all cracks in Runway and Taxiway. Improvements included installation of new Slurry Seal Coat, Fog Seal and Striping and Markings to the Runway and Taxiway. Materials included: 200 tons of Marshall Mix 400 tons of Aggregate Base 60,000 linear feet of crack seal 1,224,000 square feet of slurry ...

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Half Moon Bay Airport

Runway Resurfacing Project Owner: County of San Mateo Scope of Work The work completed consisted of Runway Resurfacing at the Half Moon Bay Airport, including pavement repair, paving fabric installation, asphalt overlay, pavement marking and shoulder backing. Work added by the owner to the project included installing FAA electrical conduit with wiring, additional cold planing, asphalt overlay and pavement marking on Taxiways A and C. Project Highlights PCC Cold Milling 45,000 Square Feet AC Cold Milling ...

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San Francisco Terminal

San Francisco International Airport: SFO Burlingame, California Owner: City and County of San Francisco Graniterock Construction Division has completed a number of contracts at the San Francisco International Airport. Included in those projects are General Engineering and Contracting Services and Complete Construction Management Services. Some of the highlights of the projects include: 1. Setting new HVAC units on Terminal 3 for the new food courts. 2. Terrazzo flooring, structure and ceiling sofits for Terminal 3 food ...

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Western Farm Service

Greenfield, California General Contractor: Jenkinson Construction Summary Graniterock Construction Division completed the new Keystone Retaining Wall System and built a new retention pond.

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Link to read full article 'Coleman Avenue/Interchange'
Coleman Avenue/Interchange

San Jose, California The Coleman Avenue/880 Interchange Project is a joint venture between Graniterock Construction Division and FCI. Purpose The Coleman Avenue/880 Interchange Project is designed to renovate access to and from The San Jose International Airport. The most notable changes will be on the Airport Boulevard side of 880. Traffic leaving the airport will pass through an underground tunnel and immediately access Southbound 880. Currently traffic is required to wait at the Coleman and Airport ...

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85/101 North Interchange

Santa Clara, California Owner: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Purpose The intent of this project will be to eliminate traffic congestion in a high volume area. This will be accomplished by reconfiguring four major interchanges within a 1. 3 mile stretch of U. S. 101. To achieve this goal, Graniterock will be constructing 5 bridges, creating 4 new signaled intersections in the city of Mountain View, and adding an HOV (high occupancy vehicle) interconnect between 101 ...

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San Francisco Airport

San Francisco International Airport: SFO Burlingame, California Owner: City and County of San Francisco Engineer: Seng Nguy

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Mission Street Project

Mission Street Project Santa Cruz, California Job Owner: Caltrans in conjunction with the County of Santa Cruz May 1999–March 2002

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Link to read full article 'Palm Drive Reconstruction'
Palm Drive Reconstruction

Stanford University Stanford, California Consulting Engineer: Brian Kangas Foulk Landscape Architect: Tom Richman & Associates Contractor: Graniterock’s Graniterock Construction Division July–October 1994

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Corral deTerra Homeowner Association

Corral deTerra Homeowner Association

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Link to read full article 'Pebble Beach Maintenance Shop Trench Drain'
Pebble Beach Maintenance Shop Trench Drain

Pebble Beach Maintenance Shop Trench Drain

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Grower’s Ice

Grower’s Ice

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Residence Projects

Residence Projects

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Link to read full article 'Pebble Beach Sea Wall'
Pebble Beach Sea Wall

Building sea walls at Pebble Beach to restore a total 3355 square feet of beach front property. The project involves building an upper wall 169 linear feet and a lower wall 480 linear feet to handle both the ocean erosion and support the existing Pebble Beach facilities. A combination of soil nails, helical anchors and tiebacks were used in the structure and then a rock facia was applied to enhance the natural look of the walls. ...

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Tofu House

Business Owner: Joyce Yoon Land Owner: Fred Barez Foreman: Mike Sabatino

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A.R. Wilson Quarry Scraper Barn

70,000 CY of soil moved Project Engineer: Hans Maschmeyer Field Superintendent: Dwayne Gammel The scope of work included demolition, structure excavation for new footings, and site preparation.

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Graniterock Batch Plant Improvements

Owner: Graniterock

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Link to read full article 'Gonzales Slough Park'
Gonzales Slough Park

Job Owner: City of Gonzales Engineer: Mark Thomas & Co. Inc.

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Weyerhaeuser Concrete Pit

Weyerhaeuser Concrete Pit

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Link to read full article 'Salinas Valley Fair'
Salinas Valley Fair

On this job, Graniterock Construction Division’s Custom Estates updated the facilities at the Fair site, with work including paving, grading and site work. General: Salinas Steel Builders King City, California

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Link to read full article 'Pebble Beach Path Improvements'
Pebble Beach Path Improvements

Owner: Pebble Beach Company Estimator: Mark Wheaton Pebble Beach, California

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Link to read full article 'Pebble Beach Golf Course'
Pebble Beach Golf Course

The project consisted of 18 yards of Shotcrete on a tie back wall that was colored and molded to match the natural surrounding rock formations. The job had a very short time frame as the owner wanted the work done in less than two weeks to be ready for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Project Location: 18th Fairway on the Pebble Beach Golf Course Project Owner: Pebble Beach Company Pebble Beach, California

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Pebble Beach Cart Pathways

The scope of this work consisted of the reconstruction of existing pathways with asphalt. Pebble Beach

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Link to read full article 'Suarez Trucking'
Suarez Trucking

Graniterock Construction Division completed the earthwork, underground utilities, concrete work, base material and placement, and paving on this large site work job. Soledad, California General Contractor: Salinas Steel Builders

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Bernstein Winery

Graniterock Construction Divison completed the earthwork, underground and paving on this job. River Road Salinas, California General Contractor: Salinas Steel Builders

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