The latest projects, news and events at Bowen Collins & Associates.

Alpine Emergency Watershed Protection Design Put to the Test!

July 31, 2013

In July 2012 the Quail Fire started on the east bench of Alpine City and burned a large area of the watershed encompassing Box Elder and Wadsworth Canyons. Burning of the ground cover significantly increased the runoff potential in these two watersheds and the potential for flooding debris flows.  Alpine City and Bowen Collins & Associates (BC&A) worked together to identify four sites that would require repair/mitigation measures to protect homes and other infrastructure below the burned area.

Multiple restoration, grade control, and bank stabilization projects were implemented to mitigate the potential for flood and debris flow damage after the Quail Fire.  These projects included: construction of several drop structures, two debris basins, a concrete flood wall and a debris rack, channel repairs and bank stabilization, installation of various erosion control measures and vegetative restoration.

The project was featured in the new on Fox 13 and can be viewed by clicking the link below.  Although there were other areas of flooding in Alpine, BC&A’s design stood up to both July storm events.

Fox News – Alpine City Mudslides


Welcome New BC&A Employees!

July 1, 2013

BC&A welcomes a few new recent hires to the company. Nathan Wright, Steve Beardall, Justin Dietrich, Nicole Williams and Brooklin Riley.

Nathan is a recent graduate from Utah State University holding a master’s degree in civil engineering. Nathan interned with BC&A last summer and was hired on as a full time employee this past spring.

Steve Beardall is our new IT Systems Administrator. Steve comes to BC&A with many years of computer experience and quite a diverse skillset.

Our interns this summer are Justin Dietrich (USU Civil Engineering Student), Nicole Williams (BYU Civil Engineering Student) and Brooklin Riley (USU Landscape Architecture Student).

We are happy to have all five new hires join our team!