Join us for a morning walking tour of the New Long Beach Civic Center. This building will be in the construction BMP phase during the tour, the tour will address construction BMPs as well as management of stormwater post-construction. This project will bring to downtown a revitalized civic core to serve local residents and businesses, attract visitors and provide safe and efficient city operations to serve the citizens of Long Beach. The $520 million, design-build-finance-operate-maintain civic center will replace the old city hall and provide efficient new offices for the Port of Long Beach, a new city library and a retail marketplace and public park that will serve residents and visitors of Long Beach for years to come.
Important PPE Information: To participate in this field tour, you must wear pants and sturdy closed toe shoes (sneakers are not acceptable). Heels and sleeveless shirts are not allowed. You will be required to wear a hard hat, glasses, gloves and safety vest. If would be great if you are able to bring one of your own – if not there will be safety equipment supplied.
Registration is $20 for IECA Members and $30 for Non-members.
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Field Tour Leader: Steve Deyer | Construction Quality Manager | Long Beach Civic Center
Steve Deyer fills the role of the Construction Quality Manager on the Long Beach Civic Center project. He brings over 23 years’ experience to his position as both a licensed Architect and Construction Project Manager. Mr. Deyer has provided leadership in Quality Management on multiple projects including the George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, which was the first performance based social infrastructure project in the United States and most recently the new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse. Mr. Deyer has also been involved in multiple High School and Middle School projects, Museums, Community Centers, and Multi-Family Residential projects throughout the Southern California Region. Mr. Deyer is a passionate proponent of Quality and focuses on proactive identification of potential issues. His involvement begins at the design stages with Constructability and Code Compliance Reviews and ends at Project Closeout. Mr. Deyer earned his Bachelor of Design from University of Florida in 1994 and became a Licensed Architect in the State of California in 2003.
The $1.3 billion Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project is creating the world’s greenest container shipping terminal — nearly all electric and zero emissions. Equipped with the most advanced technologies in North America, the new facility will handle twice as much cargo as the two terminals it replaces, while dramatically cutting air pollution. The modernized wharf can handle the world’s largest ships and will strengthen the Port’s competitiveness and the local economy.
Construction began in 2011 and is expected to take about eight years. The first of two phases opened in 2016. Orient Overseas Container Line, a major Hong Kong-based shipping line, agreed in 2012 to a 40-year lease to operate the new terminal through its subsidiary Long Beach Container Terminal. To date the Middle Harbor project has moved over 5 million cubic yard of material as part of the both the cut and fill.
Important PPE Information: To participate in this field tour, you must wear pants and sturdy closed toe shoes. You will be required to wear a hard hat and safety vest. If would be great if you are able to bring one of your own - if not there will be hats and vests supplied. Please check the weather and dress appropriately.
Registration is $30 for IECA Members and $45 for Non-members.
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Field Tour Leader: Francisco Aragon, PE, CCM, ENV SP | Senior Civil Engineer | Port of Long Beach
Francisco Aragon has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering and construction management in both public and private sector projects. Currently, Mr. Aragon is managing the $1.3 billion Middle Harbor Construction Program at the Port of Long Beach. Some of the projects he has managed at the Port include the Container Yard/Intermodal Yard Phase 2, Slip Fill, and the Battery Exchange Building. Other projects he has worked on include the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, Maya Angelou Community HS, Young Oak Kim Academy, and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. His experience also includes construction master planning, constructability, and sustainable engineering design. Mr. Aragon earned his Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in Civil Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles in 2003. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
To participate in this event you must have a full conference pass or a day conference pass for the day of the field event and purchase the field tour admittance ticket. Space is limited.