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January 2020

We are proud to announce that the brand new Chanticleer Park, complete with an inclusive playground is open to the public and has received a lot of community support. The playground is designed to be accessible for children with disabilities and is the first of its kind in Santa Cruz County. MME performed the civil and structural engineering this project.

We are thrilled that the Santa Cruz Sentinel featured this project in two front page articles:

January 16, 2020 Santa Cruz Sentinel
January 19, 2020 Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watch this time lapse construction video provided by Santa Cruz County Parks.

November 2019

This time last year, MME received a call to action from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to inspect and assess the safety of structures in Paradise, CA affected by Camp Fire in Butte County, the most destructive fire in California history.

One of our principals, Dale Hendsbee responded and volunteered his service, along with a group of other Safety Assessment Program (SAP) personnel and engineering professionals in an effort to help the residents and property owners affected.

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November 2019

MME Civil + Structural Engineering was selected by the ACEC California judging panel to receive a Special Project Merit Award for the San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail project in the ACEC California 2020 Engineering Excellence Award competition.

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November 2019

President’s Column - APWA Monterey Bay is finishing strong in 2019. Thanks to the work of the board of directors and the support of our membership I am humbled to report these fantastic highlights

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September 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers San Francisco Section awarded the 2019 Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year to the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department and MME for the San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail. The Trestle Trail provides a safe off-street route for pedestrians and bicyclists and connects downtown Santa Cruz with other nearby areas. Click to read more.

July 24, 2019

Garrett Roffe, MME Staff Engineer, was a guest speaker at a Cabrillo College course, Engineering as a Profession. As an alumnus of Cabrillo College, Garret was happy to lend his time and share the story of his career path to college students who are considering an engineering degree. He explained the type of work he does as a licensed Civil Engineer and used the San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail project as an example of the fulfilling and exciting work one can do as an engineer. The students wrote an inspiring thank you letter to Garrett. Click to read their letter.

July 8, 2019

It is great to be a part of the winning team who will be receiving the American Public Works Association Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE).  Rodney Cahill is proud to serve as Chapter President in 2019 and is very grateful for the dedication of the talented board of directors.

June 14, 2019
MME designed the replacement seawall in the Santa Cruz Harbor near Aldo’s Restaurant. Click to read more about the project groundbreaking.

June 7, 2019
The Webb Creek Bridge, designed by MME, is featured in San Jose Mercury News article regarding the opening of the new Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve near Los Gatos, CA. Click to read more.

June 2019
MME adds hybrid vehicle to fleet. Click to read more.

May 2019
APWA Monterey Bay Chapter Newsletter.  Click to open PDF

May 22, 2019
Ribbon-Cutting Coastal Rail Trail Trestle Trail Project Click to read more

January 31, 2019
The American Public Works Association Monterey Bay Chapter awarded the 2019 Project of the year, Award of Merit to San Benito County, MME and Don Chapin Construction for the San Benito River Parkway. The new road was designed by MME, and was created to provide access to the County’s planned River Parkway and Regional Park. Acting as a bypass for through traffic, San Benito River Parkway enables closure of the portion of Nash Road that borders San Benito High School. The closure of Nash Road greatly improves the safety of students coming and going from San Benito High School. MME is truly honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.

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January 11, 2019
The 32-mile Coastal Rail Trail has been a long anticipated public-use improvement project. The first segment of the project includes widening the San Lorenzo River Trestle Walkway from 4 feet to 10 feet to make it more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. MME is the Engineer of Record contracted with the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department to prepare plans, specifications and estimates for the Trestle widening portion of the project. Our design solution to widen the existing walkway will save the City millions of dollars, compared to the original plan for an entirely new bridge. We are excited to be involved in this project, the greater portion of which will provide alternative “green” transportation to the public. The groundbreaking commenced on January 10, 2010. Read more about the Trestle widening in the front page story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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March 8, 2018
The American Public Works Association Monterey Bay Chapter awarded the 2018 Young Professional of the Year Award to Angela Hershberger. Angela is a phenomenal young engineer and an avid member of the AWPA Young Professionals. This distinguished award could not have gone to a more deserving individual and we are incredibly proud to have her on our team.

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January 29, 2018
The American Public Works Association Monterey Bay Chapter awarded the 2018 Project of the year, Award of Merit to California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) for the 8th Avenue and Inter-Garrison Road Roundabout. This collaborative feat of engineering, designed by MME, has radically improved safety and functionality of the intersection. MME is truly honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.

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October 3, 2016
Roundabout construction is underway at California State University Monterey Bay.  The MME design will increase traffic flow by removing the stop signs.  Bikers and pedestrians will also benefit from new green bike lanes, wide pedestrian sidewalks, LED lighting and native landscaping.

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July 28, 2016
MME is teaming with APWA Monterey Bay to offer a Bike Trail Design training class on August 24

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October 21, 2015
MME's Growing Engineering Team

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March 13, 2015
MME appoints Dale Hendsbee and Rodney Cahill to Firm Principals

Civil and Structural Engineering firm MME (MME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Hendsbee and Rodney Cahill to Firm Principals.

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May 3, 2011
Del Medio Park

This week MME and SSA Landscape Architects completed final design plans for a new park on Del Medio Avenue in Mountain View. The mini-park features a sand and water play feature, a solar powered irrigation controller, play structures and adult fitness equipment. Innovative green design features include three interconnected bioswales, drought tolerant plantings and bike racks.

Boulder Creek Elementary

MME is currently working with Beverly Prior Architects to prepare plans for a new science building for the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. The building will have a new science classroom, a computer lab, a regular classroom, a teacher’s prep room and a data/ storage room. A full-length south facing clerestory window will improve indoor lighting to the learning space and fourteen sinks will facilitate science experiments.

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