Our Services

Water Resources

Provost & Pritchard provides engineering and consulting solutions for the needs of water and irrigation districts, and municipal agencies throughout California.  We specialize in funding assistance, feasibility studies, design and construction services for water treatment, pipelines, storage facilities, water transfers, groundwater banking, modernization and conservation projects.

Water resources-related specialty areas include:

  • Water Right Services
  • Funding Application Assistance
  • District Engineering & Management

Funding Application Assistance

Provost & Pritchard staff has been successful in preparing and securing funding for many clients over the years. The amount of funds we have obtained for water districts and private water companies, are in the tens of millions of dollars.  Grant writing and administration has been a hallmark of the services that Provost & Pritchard provides.  Our staff is skilled at matching client needs with funding opportunities.  This unique ability has provided a high success rate in securing funding for municipal and agricultural infrastructure projects.

Public Works

Provost & Pritchard provides sound engineering solutions to municipalities and other public agencies for their infrastructure needs. Serving as a consultant or extension of staff, we understand the challenges facing public works departments and have helped clients on a variety of successful projects.

Public works-related specialty areas include:

  • Funding Application Assistance
  • Water (Wells, Treatment, Pipelines, Metering, Storage)
  • Storm Water (Collection, Reuse/Recharge)

On-call Engineering Services Overview

Provost & Pritchard has an extensive history of providing on-call services to cities, counties, and districts throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Small agencies have a need for engineering support just as large agencies do; however, the needs of small agencies often varies over time and their limited budgets don’t allow for hiring of staff engineers. As part of our on-call services contracts, Provost & Pritchard staff acts as an extension of agency staff, developing relationships and an understanding of their unique communities and needs.  The services provided vary depending on the needs of the agencies, and we are able to draw on our collective experiences with all our partnering agencies to serve each one well.

Funding Application Assistance

Grant writing and administration is a hallmark service provided by Provost & Pritchard.  Our staff is skilled at matching client’s needs with funding opportunities.  This unique ability has provided a high success rate in securing funding for municipal infrastructure projects, including water, wastewater and roads projects.  In addition, we provide grant administration services including reporting and reimbursement claim preparation.

Municipal Utilities

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The engineers and specialists in the Municipal Utilities Group at Provost & Pritchard work on projects related to water supply, water storage, water distribution, and wastewater conveyance. They are involved in every stage of the process from initial planning and alternatives analysis to design and construction of the infrastructure.

Utility Planning

Our team works closely with cities and districts in planning for future growth and development of their communities. This work includes master planning, hydraulic modeling, development evaluations, water supply assessments, capital improvement plans, and rate studies.

Design and Construction

Our team has completed projects for both small, disadvantaged communities throughout California and large-scale projects for major cities in the Central Valley. We have designed and supported construction of wells, tanks, lift stations, pumping stations, and water/sewer mains. This work includes:

  • Preparation of engineering reports to document issues within the community’s systems, develop alternative solutions, and recommend implementable projects.
  • Development of construction documents, including plans, specifications, and estimates.
  • Construction support provided by our design team to assist with ensuring improvements are constructed according to the construction documents.

Technical Assistance

Provost & Pritchard holds two grants from the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities across California with their drinking water challenges. Through these programs, we can work directly with the most underserved and in-need communities to bring them access to safe drinking water. This work addresses the Human Right to Water initiatives established by the State and codified by the California Legislature in 2012. These grants receive funding from the Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience Program, adopted in 2019. Additionally, we work with several non-profit organizations to provide technical assistance for wastewater and stormwater needs in these same communities.

Financial Assistance

Many of the communities we assist are disadvantaged in some way and require financial assistance to implement projects that enhance their resilience and sustainability. We have helped hundreds of communities in applying for and securing financial assistance from both state and federal governments to either evaluate and design their projects or bring a project through construction. By leveraging these resources, communities of any size can achieve their goals.

For more information contact:

Matt Kemp, PE
mkemp@ppeng.com

matt kemp

Mr. Kemp has dedicated 22 years to serving our clients as a project manager and engineer. Mr. Kemp has extensive experience working on projects from the early planning stages through construction. As district engineer for multiple water systems, Mr. Kemp has overseen a wide range of responsibilities, including capital improvement program development, master planning, rate analysis, regulatory compliance, engineering studies, CEQA/NEPA compliance, grant writing, capital projects, and bidding and construction administration. His expertise extends to providing detailed reports and delivering impactful presentations at public meetings.

Heather Bashian, PE
hbashian@ppeng.com

Heather Bashian

Ms. Bashian brings over 20 years of experience with municipal infrastructure planning and design, master planning, grant writing, and administration. Her involvement spans all aspects of municipal infrastructure, with a particular focus on planning and designing engineering solutions for various projects. Her extensive experience includes  water supply and distribution, water main replacements, water metering, wastewater collection and rehabilitation, wastewater lift stations, stormwater collection projects, and recycled/reclaimed water distribution.

Steve Spencer, PE
sspencer@ppeng.com 

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Stephen Spencer has over 31 years of professional experience in consulting civil engineering. He has completed a variety of civil engineering projects and hydrological studies, including the planning, design, and support during construction for drinking water treatment, raw and treated water pipelines, new water supplies, and general civil projects for both commercial and municipal clients. 

Transportation

Successfully executing a transportation project begins with keen knowledge of local jurisdictions, topography, and utility services. Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group works with city, county, state and federal agencies on street and road projects in all our localities, providing transportation project support, grant writing, master planning, permitting, design, and construction administration services.

Provost & Pritchard’s Transportation services team draws from a deep knowledge and experience of the local setting to accelerate project start-up and keep projects moving forward throughout each phase. We draw from our experience to address key critical path issues such as right of way, utility relocation, and obtaining permits from Railroads, and State and Federal agencies.  From rehabilitation of existing roadways to establishing alignments of new roadways, , our team of engineers, planners, and surveyors provide creative solutions while implementing all pertinent design standards.

Services

  • Urban street design
  • Rural and mountain road design
  • Underground utility design and relocation
  • Right-of-way coordination
  • Surveying and construction staking
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Traffic Signals
  • Roundabouts
  • Traffic Studies
  • Signing and striping
  • Street Lighting
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation
  • Caltrans and local agency coordination
  • Construction management
  • Grant writing/funding administration

Jeff Dorn, Principal Engineer 

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Jeff Dorn is a principal engineer at Provost & Pritchard with 18 years of civil engineering and project management experience.  Jeff’s experience has been focused on transportation infrastructure design and providing ongoing consulting services for various municipalities.  Jeff is experienced with geometric design, pavement rehabilitation, grading and drainage design of roads, design of ADA-accessible sidewalks and curb ramps, bike/pedestrian trail design, utility relocation, and water, sewer, and storm water system repair and replacement.  His experience also includes grant writing, engineering report writing, front end and technical specifications, cost estimating, project management, and coordination with Railroads, Caltrans, other public agencies and utility companies.

Water & Wastewater Treatment

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Water Treatment

The water treatment professionals at Provost & Pritchard are among the nation’s most qualified to engineer treatment solutions for a wide range of contaminants in groundwater and surface water.  Our recent experience ranges from treating challenging surface waters with sustained winter turbidity in excess of 150 NTU, disinfection byproduct and precursor removal systems, arsenic removal through iron assisted coagulation-filtration and adsorptive media systems, ion exchange systems for the removal of uranium, nitrate and PFAS, dozens of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) and air stripping treatment plants to mitigate 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (TCP) and other Volatile or Synthetic Organic Chemicals, and many projects involving co-occurring contaminants.

Remaining in compliance with water and wastewater regulations is more challenging than ever as utilities have to stretch funds further to meet new and stricter standards.  At Provost & Pritchard we focus on guiding our clients towards the most reliable and cost-effective solution to their problems – avoiding treatment where possible; designing treatment plants that are effective but are also affordable to operate and maintain when treatment is required.  We also help water systems secure funding for the improvement projects needed to make sure they continue to provide safe and reliable drinking water.

We have experience treating for the following groundwater contaminants and many more!

Inorganic Contaminants:

  • Arsenic
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Uranium
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Nitrate
  • Perchlorate
  • Color
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Aluminum

Organic Contaminants:

  • 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP)
  • 1,2-dibromo-3-chlororopropane (DBCP)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Perchloroethylene (PCE)
  • Total Organic Carbon / Disinfection Byproducts
  • Disinfection Byproducts

Kevin Berryhill, PE
Principal Engineer – Water Treatment

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Kevin Berryhill is a Principal Engineer at Provost & Pritchard with 27 years of engineering experience. Kevin is a nationally recognized expert in groundwater treatment for a wide variety of contaminants. His experience includes conventional and membrane surface water treatment; wellhead treatment projects involving the removal of PFAS, volatile organic chemicals, synthetic organic chemicals, natural organic matter, disinfection byproducts, nitrate, perchlorate, iron, manganese, arsenic, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, radon, uranium, and color; and disinfection improvement projects.

For more information, contact Kevin Berryhill, PE
Phone: (559) 449-2700
E-mail: kberryhill@ppeng.com

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater engineering is both an art and a science, dealing with the complexities of health issues, environmental concerns, emerging contaminants, and increased demands for reuse. Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group provides engineering services for new and existing wastewater treatment and reclamation facilities, expansion of existing facilities, and upgrading/retrofitting of existing facilities to comply with local, regional, and national objectives.

Our Wastewater Services Include:

  • Planning, analysis, and design of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary wastewater treatment processes.
  • Analysis of influent wastewater characteristics.
  • Analysis of existing wastewater treatment plant processes.
  • Digestion, dewatering and disposal of biosolids.
  • Secondary and Tertiary effluent reuse and disposal.
  • Coordination with the Regional Board, Reports of Waste Discharge, Recycled Water Engineering Reports.
  • Project management and execution.

Brandon Stipe, PE
Principal Engineer – Water & Wastewater Treatment

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Brandon Stipe is a Principal Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience that leads Provost & Pritchard’s Treatment Service Sector. Brandon’s experience covers all stages of both water and wastewater treatment projects including pre-design studies, preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates, permitting, and construction phase services. Brandon is experienced with facility planning, wastewater treatment, surface water treatment, and wellhead treatment projects involving the removal of volatile organic compounds, soluble organic compounds, and naturally occurring contaminants.

For more information, contact Brandon Stipe, PE
Phone: (559) 449-2700
E-mail: bstipe@ppeng.com

Agricultural & Dairy

California’s agricultural industry is a world leader in food and fiber production. Provost & Pritchard is proud to provide agricultural engineering and consulting to support dairies, growers, ranchers, and food processors throughout Central California and beyond. 

Agricultural

Provost & Pritchard has the qualifications and practical on-farm experience to provide the necessary guidance and expertise on agricultural projects. Our team consists comprehensive and interdisciplinary professionals such as licensed agricultural engineers, professional soil scientists, certified crop advisers, and agricultural scientists. We understand farming and associated environmental and regulatory challenges facing farmers. We work for several agricultural water quality coalitions, individual farming operations, and related agricultural entities. Some of the services we provide include: 

  • Nutrient management 
  • On-farm sediment and erosion control 
  • Irrigation water management and Distribution Uniformity (DU) evaluations 
  • Salinity management 
  • Soil permeability testing 
  • Regulatory compliance for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) in the Central Valley of California and the Irrigated Lands Program (ILP) on the Central Coast of California   
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)
  • Agricultural due diligence and resource assessments
  • Surface and subsurface drainage system design
  • Grant funding 

Dairy

From permitting to full dairy layout and design, Provost & Pritchard staff understands that meeting state and local regulations is critical to success in today’s dairy industry. Regulatory requirements from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and counties have caused the need for expertise to facilitate the design of a dairy. We have that broad range of expertise and experience, and can help with the following items: 

  • Storage pond capacity evaluations / Waste Management Plan’s 
  • Lined pond design, new lagoon integration into the dairy and irrigation systems 
  • Liner Construction Quality Assurance oversight and reporting 
  • Milkbarns 
  • Freestalls / loafing barns / open corrals 
  • Weeping wall manure separation 
  • Sand removal lanes 
  • Permitting (Water Board, Air Board, County) 

Food Processing and Winery Services

Combining experience with our environmental, agronomy, water treatment, and dairy staff, we provide expertise in food processing and winery wastewater issues. Some of the services we provide include: 

  • Winery General Order 
  • Permitting and preparation of Reports of Waste Discharge 
  • Lined storage pond design, survey, and construction management 
  • Nutrient, irrigation, and salinity management planning 
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting 
  • Groundwater monitoring wells 
  • Water and Wastewater treatment, pretreatment screening and filtration 
  • Subsurface disposal systems (septic systems) 
  • Industrial Stormwater General Permit management and compliance 
  • Environmental planning, CEQA, and County Use Permitting 
  • Determination of land application acreage requirements and agronomic consulting 
  • Pond and land percolation testing 
  • Long-term compliance record keeping, data management, and GIS mapping 

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Land Development

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group understands the complex interaction of governmental and environmental regulations, neighborhood considerations and site conditions in today’s land development arena. We will provide you with professional services and strategies born of successful efforts in many jurisdictions, helping you keep your project on track.  Services include:

  • Land and infrastructure master planning
  • Residential and commercial site development
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Entitlements and permitting
  • Land surveying and mapping
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Water supply assessments
  • Construction management

Campus Development

Staff at Provost & Pritchard have developed a niche partnering with health care entities to improve their campuses.  Our services have included site development for new buildings and building expansions, roadway and parking lot improvements, master planning open space areas, curb and gutter improvements, and infrastructure consulting.

Residential & Commercial

Provost & Pritchard has the capability to provide turnkey assistance to the development community.  Our planning and engineering staff offer a wide range of interrelated experience.  We can customize a project team with the expertise required to meet every aspect of your project needs and develop your project from conceptual and preliminary ideas through to the final plans, including local land use entitlement and approval processes, post-approval civil design engineering, pre-construction permitting and concluding with construction management.

Structural Engineering

Parrish Hansen Structural Engineers is the in-house division of Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group responsible for providing structural engineering services throughout California. Since 1980, Parrish Hansen has specialized in providing structural engineering consulting services to architects, contractors, developers, owners and governmental agencies.

The firm’s experience includes a wide variety of project types including commercial, industrial, governmental, public school, hospital and residential projects involving the use of concrete, masonry, steel and wood materials. Quality of service and expertise in the field of structural engineering, including seismic analyses and damage evaluations, has been responsible for the firm’s excellent reputation in the design and construction industry.

CONTACT

BOB PARRISH, SE

bparrish@ppeng.com

JIM HANSEN, SE

jhansen@ppeng.com

GARY CARLSON, SE

gcarlson@ppeng.com

ROBBY GOTTSELIG, SE

rgottselig@ppeng.com

Parrish Hansen’s expertise gives them the ability to provide full service structural engineering from preliminary design studies through the closeout of the construction phase, including:

  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Specifications
  • Plan Check Approval
  • Shop/Fabricator Document Review
  • Construction Administration

In addition, as the costs and budgets change throughout the project design schedule, Parrish Hansen’s experience with ‘value engineering’ provides valuable input in assistance to prospective design changes.

Parrish Hansen’s success is due to a multitude of special skills in their area of expertise, including:

  • Code knowledge and interpretive skills: Staff’s knowledge of current codes has been responsible for the firm’s position as “Consultant Plan Checker” and “Consultant Code Interpreter” for the City of Fresno since 1985.
  • Complex systems design: Their capability to evaluate complex systems has been responsible for success on many unusual projects, such as the Woodward Park Library in Fresno, CA; Fresno Unified School Districts’ Webster Elementary School expansion; St. Mary’s Church in Sanger, CA and the roof truss system evaluation and remediation for People’s Church, Fresno, CA. In many cases, projects have included extremely unusual and complex entry structures that require significant skill in computer modeling for the determination of cambering of steel and wood structures for deflection control.
  • Value engineering: Computer applications abilities have allowed them to establish an excellent reputation with architects and contractors. Evaluation of optional structural systems in the schematic design phase of a project has proven to be a great asset to budget control and structural compatibility with other systems requirements on the project.
  • Drawing production: Their capabilities in applying Computer Automated Design/Drafting systems, along with their inter-office development of CADD and REVIT 3-D applications have given them a reputation of producing the highest quality construction documents in the industry. Architects and contractors are consistently commenting on the quality and accuracy of their drawings and how complete and readable they are.

Environmental Consulting Services

Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group has been providing environmental consulting services for over 30 years. Our environmental assessors, geologists, hydrogeologists, and environmental professionals provide a full spectrum of environmental consulting services and have expertise with Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Phase II site investigations for soil groundwater, lead and asbestos surveys, indoor air quality investigations, and remedial investigations, and  site cleanups for private and public agency clients.

Our staff have conducted hundreds of Phase I ESAs and have significant experience  with Phase II site assessment for a wide range of facilities including dry cleaners, agricultural chemical and remediation of chlorinated solvents, heavy metals, gasoline,  and agricultural chemicals including pesticides. With our environmental expertise, our staff is able to walk our clients step-by-step through the environmental process, from the initial assessment, through the remediation, and eventually to site closure.

Phase I & Phase II Assessment Services

  • Phase I: Environmental Site assessments due diligence studies for Commercial, Agricultural, and other property transactions ,  adhering to ASTM E1527 and EPA All Appropriate Inquires (AAI) standards.
  • Phase II:  Phase II reports focus on assessing the presence or absence of environmental impacts to the subsurface of a site from legacy contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and emerging contaminates such as TCP, PFOS, others. Our staff are experts in developing Sampling and Analysis Plans, remedial investigations,  human health risk assessments,  groundwater monitoring plans, groundwater monitoring well installation, annual and quarterly monitoring and reporting, asbestos containing building materials and lead based paint surveys, vapor intrusion and indoor air sampling, and environmental compliance.

Site Cleanup and Risk Assessments

  • Site remediation of soil and groundwater; water, soils, and air risk-based site closure; underground fuel tank cleanups; pond closures. Specialist with chlorinated solvents, agrichemicals, heavy metals, hydrocarbons (gasoline and diesel fuels).

Environmental Compliance Services

  • Facility Permit review
  • Land use Covenants
  • Preliminary Endangerment Assessments (PEA for schools)
  • Voluntary Cleanup Programs
  • Report of Waste Discharge Development and Monitoring
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans
  • Hazardous Materials Business Plans (HMBP)
  • Monitoring and reporting Programs
  • Geohydrologic studies
  • Air permitting

Roof Consulting & Design

With more than 50 years of experience as professional roofing consultants, we have conducted assessments on thousands of roofs of various types, including both low and steep-slope roof configurations. In addition, they have prepared technical specifications and drawings for numerous reroofing projects, including metal, single-ply, built-up and modified asphalt, foam and asphalt shingle systems. These have included buildings such as nuclear power plants, utility facilities, schools, hospitals and historic structures as well as industrial, commercial and residential structures.

Roof Consulting services include:

  • Roof System Failure Investigations to assist in determining causes of premature roof failure
  • Evaluations to assess the current condition of a roof, estimate its remaining serviceable life, and provide a detailed report with photographs of observed conditions and defects
  • Development of drawings, specifications and contract documents necessary for reroof projects
  • Assessments to determine the best roof option(s) for each building based on a variety of factors
  • Quality Assurance Observation during construction phase of Re-Roof Projects
  • Preparation of Roof Management Programs to help clients budget and prepare for future reroofs
  • Preventive Maintenance Programs to help extend the serviceable life of an existing roof system
  • Litigation support in legal cases

GIS

Provost & Pritchard uses geographic information systems (GIS) to integrate different types of spatial data to create useful information for our clients. Our GIS specialists perform analysis and data queries, develop maps and other visualization tools with “intelligent data,” and turn historic data into useful information for modern needs. Information from CAD drawings, global positioning system (GPS) surveys, spreadsheets, aerial photography, and other sources can be combined in GIS for visualization and analysis.

Our staff and clients are using GIS to:

  • Create agricultural and municipal facilities maps
  • Make informed decisions
  • Improve facilities management
  • Support environmental documentation
  • Centralize information
  • Save time and resources
  • Easily retrieve and display information
  • Perform detailed analyses
  • Enhance community planning efforts

Planning Services

Provost & Pritchard’s planners know how things work on both sides of the counter. We provide services to public and private clients in three main practice areas: Environmental Planning & Permitting, Community Planning & Design, and Local Agency Staffing. Our experience in these fundamental aspects of the planning discipline allow us to guide our clients through complex regulatory landscapes and implement the most appropriate solution for each project.

Provost & Pritchard’s present and past performance demonstrate that our team is well-qualified to provide an outstanding level of service to our clients.

Environmental Planning & Review

  • Preparation and peer review of CEQA and NEPA documents
  • In-house technical expertise and support, including air quality modeling, biological surveys and wetland delineations, geological and soils analysis, hazards and hazardous materials testing and remediation, hydrological studies, traffic analysis, water quality testing, and water supply assessments
  • Regulatory consultation and permit facilitation through local, regional, State, and federal agencies
  • Mitigation monitoring and compliance

Community Planning & Design

  • General plans, community plans, and specific plans
  • Zoning and subdivision ordinances
  • Subdivision and site plan design
  • Special planning and related studies and reports
  • Graphic design and informational materials
  • Community outreach planning and facilitation

Local Agency Staffing

  • Review and processing of planning and development applications
  • Staff report, resolution, and ordinance preparation and presentation
  • Day-to-day planning and development department management and operations
  • Staff liaison to committees and community groups.
  • Municipal service reviews, annexations, and special district boundary adjustments

Surveying

Sound engineering requires reliable field information. Provost & Pritchard’s surveying staff includes professional land surveyors, CAD technicians and geographic information system (GIS) specialists, all focused on making a strong connection between the real world and project design, assuring that each project meets the needs and standards of our clients.

Our firm’s field crews are equipped with accurate conventional and global positioning system (GPS) surveying equipment, which allows them to gather precise information in a quick and cost-effective way. From field to design to construction stake-out, Provost & Pritchard offers complete surveying and engineering solutions.

Surveying Services

  • Topographic surveys
  • Construction staking
  • Records of Survey
  • Legal descriptions
  • Horizontal and vertical control networks
  • Aerial photogrammetric survey coordination
  • GPS surveys (RTK, Fast Static, CORS)
  • Parcel maps
  • Parcel map waivers
  • Parcel line adjustments
  • Subdivision maps
  • Elevation certificates
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • High definition surveying/terrestrial lidar/reality capture

Construction Management

Turning finished drawings and specifications into a completed project can be difficult, complex and time-consuming. Provost & Pritchard´s staff works to see that our client´s projects will be constructed correctly while remaining cost-effective. Providing a comprehensive construction services team is our recommended formula to see your project come to successful fruition.

Provost & Pritchard’s experienced construction managers are ready to provide construction management and review assistance during every step of the construction process.   Our experienced staff has a broad array of expertise that includes, but not limited to, the following project types:

  • Agricultural water structures
  • Pipelines
  • Lift stations
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Water storage tanks
  • Water treatment plants
  • Pumping plants
  • Commercial developments
  • Parks
  • Roadways

Services include:

  • Bid process support
  • Constructability reviews
  • Contract document preparation
  • Contractor pre-qualifications
  • Dry utility coordination
  • Estimating
  • Pre-construction support
  • Project closeout
  • Project management & construction observations
  • Scheduling
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) monitoring

Biological Consulting

Provost & Pritchard provides a full range of biological and permitting consulting services for public and private clients throughout California. Our staff has experience conducting biological resource surveys in support of CEQA and NEPA documents and regulatory permitting compliance, as further described below. Field studies are conducted by qualified biologists to ensure data accuracy and objectivity in analysis. Our capabilities allow us to provide superior value and achieve our client’s goals through the highest quality biological and permitting services.

Biological Services

  • Biological reconnaissance surveys
  • Habitat assessments
  • Protocol-level surveys for special status plant and animal species
  • Aquatic resources delineations
  • Tree inventories, mapping, monitoring, and reporting
  • Mitigation and monitoring plans
  • Revegetation plans, monitoring, and reporting
  • Construction monitoring and reporting
  • Pre-construction surveys
  • Nesting bird surveys and nest monitoring

Permitting Services

  • US Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determinations and permitting (Section 10 and 404)
  • Regional Water Quality Control Board permitting: Section 401 Certification, Waste Discharge Requirements and Waivers
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lake and Streambed Alteration Notifications (Section 1602)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Section 7 Consultations

National Parks

Provost & Pritchard provides a full range of services to the national parks throughout the western United States. Our work has spanned throughout the Pacific West Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12 and Intermountain Regions 6, 7, 8, along with portions of 5 and 9. Our assignments have included civil designs, hazardous waste studies, permitting, Hantavirus protocols, ADA compliance, and construction management and inspections support for maintenance and restoration efforts to historic and contemporary structures and facilities, including Mission 66 Structures. The range of projects for which Provost & Pritchard has provided services includes: small water systems to major wastewater treatment plants; one-lane entrance kiosks and stations to large multi-lane entrance stations with complex traffic patterns; and, major renovations of historic structures in mountainous areas to historic structures in desert environments.

Our experience includes work in more than 20 parks. We understand and have the expertise in the Denver Service Center workflows and National Park Service standards.

An example of services that have been provided for the National Park Service include:

  • General civil engineering
  • Land surveying and GIS
  • Planning and development using Suitability and Fire resiliency standards
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Water supply, distribution, and sewer collection
  • Storm Water Plans (SWPPP), stability measures and implementation
  • Drainage and flooding
  • Structural engineering design and forensic assessments
  • Construction management and administrative services
  • Hydrogeologic assessment for landsides, debris flow and hydrothermal activity
  • Environmental engineering, hazardous waste assessment, site assessments, remediation, and compliance
  • CEQA and NEPA compliance
  • Biological and arborist services
  • Transportation and traffic engineering

The map below showcases all locations where Provost & Pritchard has provided professional solutions for the National Park Service.

Caves & Tunnels

Provost & Pritchard’s Caves & Tunnels Team offers consultation and engineering services for wine cave, tunnel and alternative underground structure design and construction. Our engineers and geologists have worked on teams with owners, architects, building structural engineers and contractors on more than 350 wine cave and winery building projects in Napa County, Sonoma County, San Luis Obispo County and elsewhere; and have worked with many Irrigation Districts, Water Agencies and Hydroelectric Projects on evaluation of infrastructure, design and construction management of rehabilitation projects, and design and construction of new tunnel projects  over the past 30 years.

Services provided by our Caves and Tunnels Team include:

  • Site feasibility
  • Consultation and preliminary schematic design
  • Site subsurface investigations
  • Geostructural engineering
  • Design engineering for permiting and construction
  • Engineering oversight/construction management during construction

Value Driven Approach

Provost & Pritchard’s typical approach to a cave and tunnel project is to work the project in phases. Our initial consultation phase helps determine the site and project constraints, assists with developing conceptual design of the project, and engages with other consultants on the team or assists with building the client’s team. After our initial phase and development of the project and scope, we provide subsurface investigation and reporting, and design of tunnels and portals in support of permit submittals. Additional work includes engineering services during construction that include performing geologic and engineering observations/tests, materials testing and special inspections during construction , addressing geotechnical/geostructural engineering and design issues during construction, and help the team facilitate a well-constructed project.

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