KSN in the News
The Record: Neighborhood hopes to stay out of flood zone
October 7, 2014
...Chris Neudeck, an engineer with the reclamation district, said officials will continue to look for money.  The district hired a consultant three weeks ago to do just that.  In the meantime, funds collected from residents through the assessment will pay for preliminary design work.
It may still be possible to meet the original timeline, which was to build the pump station at the same time that the gate is constructed around 2016 or 2017, Neudeck said...
The Record: Old school Delta maps finally join the digital age
August 26, 2013

...Chris Neudeck, an engineer for many reclamation districts in the Delta, said the online maps are "certainly a resource we'll use in the future."  Neudeck's firm [KSN] first suggested digitizing the material.
"It'd be nice if Google Earth was there in 1850," he said. "We'd have had no problem."...
The Record: Construction students tour hospital
November 1, 2012
Thirty-five students and staff members from the Lincoln High School Engineering and Construction Academy recently toured the $900 million California Health Care Facility on Arch Road in southeast Stockton.
The site tour was sponsored by prime contractors Clark-McCarthy and Hensel-Phelps, and the local civil engineering firm of Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck Inc. The tour included a 30-minute classroom presentation that provided the students with background information on the project, including the project's history, interesting facts and figures about this massive project, and a brief safety meeting...
HR: A Supplement of the Zweig Letter: 2012 Best Firm - What does it mean to the winners?
August 27, 2012, Issue 973 
ZweigWhite's 2012 Best Firms To Work For winners have been identified and again distinguish themselves from their peers in the A/E/P and environmental consulting industry...
Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., (Stockton, CA), a full service, civil engineering and land surveying and construction management services firm specializing in the design and construction of public facilities and public infrastructure projects, finished an impressing No. 3 in the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For category this year.   This is the fifth consecutive year the firm made the ranking... 
...More than $200 million of taxpayer money has been spend on Delta levees since the 1970s, and spending has accelerated since Propositions 84 and 1E passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  By the time money in the pipeline is exhausted, almost $700 million in public and private funds will have been used to upgrade and maintain the levees.
With all that investment, Delta levees are finally close to meeting a relatively weak standard first set in 1986.  And indeed, as the levees have improved, the frequency of flooding has decreased. "We've been pleased and proud of the work," said Chris Neudeck, a Stockton-based engineer for numerous reclamation districts in the Delta. "We've had limited funds, but we've seen substantial improvements."

Photo Captions:
Bob Winter with [Kjeldsen], Sinnock and Neudeck, walks Thursday along the fat levee along Lower Jones Tract west of Stockton.
Bob Winter with [Kjeldsen], Sinnock and Neudeck, describes how the water rushed into Lower Jones Tract when the levee broke in 2004. 
ACEC: California's Finest Projects Honored with Engineering Excellence Awards
(Spring 2012)

Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., (KSN) was honored at a dinner on Feburary 7, 2012 in Sacramento for being awarded a Merit Award for the San Joaquin County Flood Contingency Mapping FEMA Pilot Project. The winning 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards were displayed outside the Governor's Office at the State Capitol from February 6-17, 2012. 
CE News: 2011 Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For
(October 2011)

Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc., (KSN) was ranked as the 15th "Best Civil Engineering Firm To Work For" in CE News' annual Best Firms rankings.  This is the fourth year in a row that KSN has placed in the top 25 firms in the nation.
Correctional News: Stockton Project Bid Winners Announced
(Apr. 13, 2011)
Joint venture Hensel Phelps-Granite was named as the primary contractor to design and build the first phase of the $900 million prison medical facility project near Stockton.
In addition, HOK is serving as the architect of record; Thorton Thomasetti and Minner, Stinnett, Koo, Agbayani are performing the structural work; TTG Schwab is performing the mechanical and electrical work; Winseler and Kelly, and Kjeldsen, Sinnock and Neudeck are doing the civil work; and 3QC is doing the commissioning.
With an estimated cost of $129 million, the first phase includes preparation of the 144-acre site where a former California Youth Authority facility is being demolished, construction of a heating and cooling plant, a lethal electric fence, materials warehouse, communications building, armory and parking lot.
The Record: Feds OK repaired levee
(Mar. 5, 2011)
While the paperwork isn't quite done, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said this week that it has inspected the levee on the east bank of the San Joaquin River and found improvement...
This means if a flood happened today, the federal government would help pay to rebuild that levee, said Meegan Nagy, levee safety program manager with the Corps in Sacramento...
"That's very positive.  It's important to have the federal component in place in the event of a disaster.  Otherwise it would be a local and state cost-share if something were to happen," said Bill Darsie of Stockton-based engineering firm Kjeldsen Sinnock & Neudeck, which maintains the levee.
Lodi News-Sentinel: Stockton Firm Honored for Engineering
(Jan. 27, 2010)
Kjeldsen, Sinnock and Neudeck, Inc. were honored for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California at the annual Engineering Excellence Award competition…
The company earned the Merit Award for the projects because it provided detailed plans for parking, drainage and sanitation. It conducted surveys and provided construction for phases of the work. Its improvements to Stockton's waterfront has made it a destination for community events, recreation and opportunities for both residential and commercial uses.  
KSBW Action News 8: Storm Gives Glimpse of What's Ahead: California Expected To Be Walloped With Week of Rain, Snow
(Jan. 18, 2010)
The Record: Engineers: Enough with Doom, Gloom
(Sept. 8, 2009)
California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: Restore the Delta to hold symposium, "A Bold Direction: The People's Vision for the Delta." in Lodi, February 28
(Feb. 2009)
The Record: Canal Dam Could Help Thousands Avoid Flood Insurance
(Feb. 14, 2008)
The Record: For Love of the Fringe Sport
(Dec. 17, 2006)


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