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 said. “The grades had to be 100 percent on, so we put the rock through the paver to control the grade.”

The $1.5 million job for Santa Cruz City Schools, bid by Vicki Narciso and managed byAmbryn McBride, included grading, excavating and off hauling 3,000 yards of dirt to prepare for installation of a new synthetic turf field.

The team went the extra mile on this project to get the field open in time for football season. The Cardinals only missed one home game this season.

Ambryn noted the Construction team did a fantastic job working with staff from the school district.

“Trevor Miller, the district’s facilities services director, was great to partner with on this job,” Ambryn said. “We had constantcommunication throughout the job, which helped our team be more successful and deliver a better project.”

Thanks to everyone who helped make this a big win.

Chris Anderson, Rick Guerrero, Miguel Contreras, Kurt Lanning and Tom Harmstrom.

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