COVID-19/Coronavirus Response

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive order N-33-20 requiring that “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.” In light of this order, Flowers & Associates, Inc. (F&A) will remain open and operational throughout the shelter in place order as we are considered one of the “16 critical infrastructure sectors” as listed here:

https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

http://www.agc-ca.org/News-Press/News-Forms/UPDATE–COVID/

F&A is committed to the health and safety of its staff, clients and the communities we serve. For the duration of this crisis, F&A will continue to work towards the successful, on time completion of all projects and services we provide. F&A has taken precautions to keep our practices and facilities safe, sanitized and operational and will continue to monitor updates and recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and governmental agencies.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Alan Chierici 2020 Engineer of the Year

Alan H. Chierici Selected as ASCE Ventura/SB Chapter’s Engineer of the Year

We are excited to announce that on February 20th, our Vice President and Construction Engineering Managing Partner, Alan H. Chierici, was selected as ASCE’s Engineer of the Year and was on the team that was selected for Project of the Year at the Ventura & Santa Barbara Chapters’ National Engineers Week Awards Banquet, held at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, CA.

The Mission Street Rehabilitation Project, for which Alan and the team at the City of Santa Barbara were nominated, consisted of extensive rehabilitation of one of the City’s most traveled arterial streets, Mission Street between Highway 101 and State Street. It included replacing failing traffic signal conduits, improving pedestrian accessibility by upgrading access ramps and repairing sidewalks, repairing curbs and gutters, repaving the roadway and planting new street trees. Complex phasing was implemented to minimize disruptions to the public and local businesses. The City dubbed the project “Mission Possible,” and led a campaign that effectively coordinated and engaged with community members, residents, businesses and visitors alike. As a result, there were very few complaints over the duration of the three-month construction project which was successfully completed on time and within budget.

2020 ACSE Ventura & Santa Barbara Chapters Project of the Year:
The City of Santa Barbara’s Mission Street Rehabilitation Project
2020 ASCE Ventura & Santa Barbara Chapters National Engineers Week Awards Banquet
Robert A. Schmidt, Max Kashanian from the City of Santa Barbara, and Alan H. Chierici

Peabody Stadium Renovation Updates

Together with the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Kruger Bensen Ziemer Architects, Inc. and other agencies, we continue design and construction preparation services for the renovation of Peabody Stadium at Santa Barbara High School.

To read more information on construction updates, please visit the Noozhawk website here. For a very informative article on some local donors for this project and to see how you can help, please see the Noozhawk article here.