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UNR Capstone Class Visits the SouthEast Connector Project
Dr. Keith Dennett and Dr. Eric Marchand’s University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Civil Engineering Capstone Class toured the project site on Monday to learn about engineering methods used during construction. Granite Construction project engineers hosted the class at different locations throughout the project to talk about construction operations and engineering methods and challenges. The class was shown the large mitigation basins and their purpose for storing and properly draining excess water; construction of the Mira Loma intersection and the challenges of safely removing, relocating and installing utilities; and the Huffaker Bridge and the application of falsework to build a large, high-quality, durable bridge.
“Many of our own engineers took this same class with Dr. Dennett and Marchand and went on similar project tours,” said Granite Construction’s Project Manager Brian Wing. “Field trips like these aren’t only educational, but also get the students excited about starting a career in engineering and construction.”
Local Leader Tours the SouthEast Connector
Reno Councilman Oscar Delgado toured the project last week to see construction progress to date and learn about the remaining work that needs to be completed in the SouthEast Connector’s homestretch to completion. The Reno boundaries of the project are situated within the councilman’s ward. At approximately 90% complete, the project is scheduled to open to traffic this summer.
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