Precision Construction Services and R. Burke Corporation break ground on Pismo Preserve Roadway in October 2018.
The Pismo Preserve conservation area and public trail system encompasses 880 acres of culturally sensitive land adjacent to Route 101 in Pismo Beach and unincorporated SLO County. The project includes improvements to Mattie Road and construction of visitor center facilities, parking areas, restrooms, large retaining wall systems, site utilities, bridges, paved ADA trails and archaeological displays. The project is complicated by the site’s cultural importance to Native American groups and will require the constant presence of archaeological consultants to monitor progress throughout construction. Due to the value that Precision was able to add during the pre–construction phase, the client subsequently retained Precision to provide the full suite of construction services, with work scheduled to begin in October 2018. During the pre-construction process, Precision was able to identify value engineering opportunities which resulted in a 5% reduction to the construction budget. Additionally, Precision identified key errors and omissions that helped the client to avoid large change orders and schedule impacts. Precision is currently coordinating with City and County staff, Chumash representatives, design consultants and archaeological monitors in preparation for the start of construction.