The latest projects, news and events at Bowen Collins & Associates.
A few days ago, BC&A employees and their families were able to gather to eat food, mingle, play games, and enjoy a summer evening away from work. It is always one of our favorite events because we are able to catch up with families we might not often see. We are always reminded that the main reason we do what we do is for our families and loved ones. We appreciate all who put in time and effort to make this year’s BBQ a huge success.
For the third year in a row, BC&A has been included on PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence list. This inclusion highlights firms that demonstrate excellence in areas such as productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover. We are so honored to be included on this list. Click the link below to see more about this recognition:
A few weeks ago, staff from BC&A were able to volunteer some time to work with Salt Lake County on installing benches and beautifying the surrounding areas in a handful of spots along the Jordan River Trail. In all, our teams installed five benches and cleared weeds from around the bench areas.
We had an absolute blast
In 2017, BC&A, along with Salt Lake County and several government agencies, completed work on a floating trash boom in the Jordan River that collects trash that would otherwise travel to the Great Salt Lake and its surrounding wetlands. The project has been such a success, that KSL News recently did a follow-up piece on the trash boom, and why it has been so successful. Some unique project elements:
- Tuffboom floating trash boom: This type of floating trash boom consists of a series of connected 8-foot-long floating barrier segments. The barrier is tall enough to prevent debris from flowing over. The boom is anchored in place by concrete block anchors buried in the river banks and by steel anchor piles placed in the river. The anchors are specifically located to allow a large amount of debris to accumulate on the boom without blocking access to the boat passage.
- Boat passage: The boat passage consists of a 15-foot-wide opening between the steel pile anchors in the River channel. The location and angle of the passage allow debris to flow past without short-circuiting.
- Equipment Access and Turnaround: An access road was constructed from 3300 North along the east bank of the River to the trash boom. At the boom a turnaround was provided for dump trucks or other trucks. A concrete ramp on the river bank and a concrete pad at the top of the bank were constructed to provide large equipment access to easily remove trash and debris from the River and transfer it to dump trucks.
- Camera Monitoring: A heavy duty solar powered camera was installed on a pole near the trash boom to provide real-time images to Salt Lake County personnel. The camera transmits images by cellular phone network and allows personnel to monitor when it is necessary to remove floating debris.
Check out the KSL video here: https://video.ksltv.com/videos/trash-collection-devices-nets-32-tons-of-garbage-from-jordan-river-5gvky1ya