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ENR California’s 2018 ‘Best Projects’ Award Winner – Pacific Grove Water Recycling Facility

The City of Pacific Grove’s Water Recycling Facility was selected for an Award of Merit in Engineering News-Record-California 2018 Best Project Awards for Water/Environment in Northern California. We were honored to have worked with Overaa and PERC Water Corporation on this design/build project as the project engineer-of-record. The design for this water recycling facility included a 0.25 MGD MBR water recycling facility to produce 125 acre-feet per year of nonpotable water supply for irrigation use. The WRF features noise and odor controls with architectural design to blend in with the surrounding community.  A new recycled water pump station was also constructed to deliver a peak demand flow of 800 GPM. Read more …

Magic Johnson Park

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the funding of the first phase of construction for the Magic Johnson Park, located in Willowbrook, CA. PACE is designing a new unique stormwater system for this park that will capture urban runoff (dry and wet weather first-flush flows), treat the captured flows, recycle the water for onsite irrigation, and store the treated recycled water within the park’s newly renovated lake. Read more …

Celebrating 30 years – Riding the Wave of Innovation

In 2017, we reflected upon the successes that have shaped PACE into the highly specialized water engineering company it is today as we celebrated 30 years of service. Looking back, we have a collection of truly unique projects exceeding client expectations and managing water resources in partnership with nature. These projects serve as the foundation for our continued ability to provide superior solutions to a vast range of water challenges. View Video …

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Hotel made the 2018 Hot List

PACE design the zero-edge, 950-square foot, rooftop pool for The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which was recently featured on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Hot List as one of the 102 best new hotels in the world highlighting “the pool has one of the best views in L.A.” Click on the links to read more about this luxurious hotel and why it is one of the best in the world.

NSF SBIR Phase I Grantee Workshop

On March 13-15, 2017, Dr. Keisuke Ikehata and Mrs. Chelsea Roy from PACE attended the 2017 NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I Grantee Spring Workshop in Arlington, VA, where the PACE team met with the NSF program director and networked with other Phase I awardees around the country.

Water Lab – NSF SBIR Phase I

City of Show Low WWTP Upgrades

The new City of Show Low Wastewater Treatment Plant meets AZ Title 18 BADCT effluent standards at a cost less than $4 per gallon designed by PACE. Watch the fly-through video of the completed project.

ASCE Award

On February 16, 2017, the ASCE Orange County Chapter held their annual awards banquet where Bruce Phillips, Sr. Vice President of Stormwater Management of PACE was recognized with the “Private Sector Engineer of Merit Award.” He received this award for his outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and was selected among some very notable engineers in Southern California. We are proud of Bruce’s many accomplishments and outstanding technical leadership in our industry and this recognition is well deserved!

Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering selected as recipient of Reclamation grant to improve brackish groundwater desalination

PACE was one of three organizations chosen by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to receive a grant award for the “Development of a Novel Photobiological Process to Improve Water Recovery in Brackish Groundwater Desalination”. This technology for reverse osmosis brine treatment is essential to providing clean and reliable water supplies throughout the Western United States. This award will now allow PACE to participate in a two-month period of pilot testing at USBR’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Read more…

PACE Recognized for 10 Consecutive Years as Exhibitor and Sponsor of CASQA Conferences

PACE was recognized at the 2016 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) conference in San Diego, CA for providing 10 consecutive years of support for the organization as an exhibitor and sponsor at the annual conference.

In addition to exhibiting as a sponsor to the conference events, PACE regularly presents technical presentations at the conference on a wide variety of stormwater quality and stormwater management topics.

The 2016 conference taking place between 9/12-9/14/16 features two presentations by Bruce Phillips, MS, PE, Sr. Vice President of Stormwater Management of PACE. For more information on these presentations, click here.

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is a professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment. CASQA.org

PACE is a highly specialized water engineering company staffed by civil engineers and scientists dedicated to advanced water resource solutions.

City of Bisbee, Arizona Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Array Addition Receives Multiple Accolades

The City of Bisbee’s San Jose Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Solar Array Addition project led by PACE has received two awards this year for its positive contributions towards clean water and energy management. Award recognition includes the prestigious Arizona American Public Works Association (APWA) Small Cities/Rural Communities 2016 Project of the Year – Environment Clean Water Project of the Year and the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) 2015 Clean Water Project of the Year.

This $1.6 million infrastructure project mitigates environmental impacts by utilizing a renewable energy source to power the City of Bisbee’s wastewater treatment operations. The 400kW solar system currently produces 89% of the electricity required to run the plant and saves the City of Bisbee approximately $20,000 – $30,000 annually after financing costs.

Read more about the project | View award application