Division Manager – Robert M. Ruiz, PE
The Project Delivery Division is responsible for delivery of large projects and for providing project management services for capital projects at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
The division is comprised of four teams of dedicated professionals who collaboratively work with each other, other divisions within the department, and project stakeholders with the end goal of delivering projects on schedule and within budget.
The Project Delivery Division is committed to providing quality service to the public and to County staff by effectively delivering the larger projects for the County, including new facilities and transportation infrastructure projects.
Bridge Delivery Team
The Bridge Delivery Team within the Project Delivery Division consists of dedicated civil engineers who oversee replacement and seismic retrofit of County bridges that are eligible for federal Highway Bridge Program funding. Bridge replacements and retrofits ensure County bridges are safe and can meet current and future automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian needs.
The Bridge Delivery Team manages bridge projects from project initiation to construction. The decision to replace or retrofit a bridge starts by collaborating with Caltrans to identify bridges that don’t meet seismic criteria or are in poor condition. The Team then prepares and reviews engineering reports, detailed design plans, technical specifications, construction contract documents, and coordinates funding requirements. Due to the complex engineering decisions involved and the sensitive environmental conditions associated with most bridges, it typically takes a minimum of 5 years to take a bridge project from initiation to construction.
Goals of the Bridge Delivery Team:
- Develop and maintain excellent relationships and coordination with Caltrans
- Increase the average General Appraisal Rating of the County’s bridge inventory
- Maximize available federal and state funding for these valuable assets
- Ensure timely delivery of projects through efficient allocation of County staff
- Manage outside consultant services effectively to receive the maximum benefit
- Pursue professional development of engineering staff through continuing education
For comments or questions on the Bridge Delivery Team please contact:
Aaron L. Hope, PE | (805) 781-5252 | [email protected]