Image Above: Ormondale Elementary School, Portola Valley 

As the school year comes to a close, here at U&R, we are looking back on a busy and productive period. The progression of the ’22-’23 school year saw initiation and completion of several successful projects for our K-12 clients. Among them, we recently concluded a complex stormwater drainage engineering project for Hoover Elementary School at Burlingame School District, which is one example of how we’re helping clients mitigate unusually wet weather in California. You can read more about that here

While students are downshifting into summer mode, the U&R team is gearing up for an active few months as we start projects for three school districts that have selected U&R as district surveyors. Completing land surveys in the summertime is particularly ideal for school districts. Not only can we execute our work without having to maneuver around the school day, but we have more daylight hours to do it. This means we can finish our surveys more efficiently, positioning school districts to get ahead on design and construction projects for the following school year. As many of our clients understand, not having a land survey, or simply not having it at the right time, can cause serious delays and unnecessary costs on capital projects. We recommend taking advantage of the summer break to get a head start on land surveys to all school districts. 

In the rest of this Summer 2023 edition of the U&R newsletter, we’re pleased to share some brief company news and project stories. For those of you with a long summer ahead, enjoy your well-deserved time off – and we’ll be back with more updates in the fall.