IRVINE, CA-Synder Langston is the recipient of this year’s “Project of the Year” award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association for its recently completed City of Long Beach Fleet Services facility.

The local developer, which managed the design and construction of the $26-million state-of-the-art project, helped relocate the city’s Fleet Service Agency, Integrated Resources Bureau and Police Towing and Lien Sales departments offsite so that demolition and construction could take place on the city-owned property.

“Within 45 days we had relocated all city employees working on the premises. From groundbreaking to completion this project took less than a year. This award reinforces the success and superior work that can be achieved when private and public entities work together with the same goal in sight,” says Ward Mace, director of development for Snyder Langston.

Located on a 27-acre site at the corner of Willow Street and Temple Avenue, the project brought the city’s 50-year-old multi-use facility up to today’s high-tech standards. But the project was not without challenges: there were unforeseen subsurface conditions and hazardous materials to contend with, as well as the incorporation of new city telephone, data, microwave, access control and security systems during the construction period.

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