The Cajon Air Center Drainage Improvement project, located in El Cajon and executed by Sukut Construction, received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Diego Section 2022 Outstanding Flood Management project award.
The award recognizes flood management and protection projects that display advances and innovation in their work methods, approach, and execution and benefit the environment and downstream lands and communities.
Sukut completed the 15-acre project for the County of San Diego in August of 2020. The work included installing a new concrete storm drain system and grading the infield area between runways at the Cajon Air Center. The surface precision grading had to be done during the night when the runway adjacent to the active airport was closed. Sukut installed over 3,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe in diameters ranging from 18 to 42 inches and an 820-foot-long reinforced concrete box during the process. Sukut also excavated 10,000 cubic yards of earth and performed dewatering and treatment of contaminated groundwater.
Sukut Construction is one of America’s leading heavy civil engineering general contractors with over 50 years of proven industry expertise on residential, public, commercial, and industrial projects. Sukut has received over 50 industry awards and recognitions for its unparalleled civil engineering expertise in work areas that include alternative energy, emergency response, flood control, water control, excavation, land remediation, landfill maintenance, recreation development, resorts development, shoring techniques, transportation, underground utilities, large water systems, and water infrastructure. In addition to its vast array of services, Sukut excels at developing and implementing innovative, technologically-sound solutions to confront the most challenging land development, natural resource, and environmentally friendly energy issues throughout the United States. From employing a fully GPS-guided company-owned fleet of over 275 pieces of heavy equipment to developing proprietary technology for heavy civil engineering and logistics, Sukut’s 54-year track record has elevated its work process to revolutionary and creative practice. This approach makes Sukut time and cost-efficient on every project.