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Public Works

The Port of San Diego is consistently recognized for the quality of its projects by leaders in the engineering, construction and public works fields.

 

 

Port of San Diego General Service pouring cement at Tuna Harbor

Public Works at the Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego is a nationally recognized leader in design, construction and management of port infrastructure. We are committed to planning and executing high-quality projects, and providing cost-effective public service. The Port’s Engineering-Construction and General Services departments build, maintain and support our public infrastructure assets. On a daily basis, our employees provide for the efficient and sustainable operation and maintenance of Port assets, equipment, facilities and grounds. 

APWA Accreditation 

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The Port of San Diego is honored to have been the first port agency in the nation to receive national accreditation through the American Public Works Association. The APWA Accreditation program recognizes public works agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the public works industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual. The Port was awarded Accreditation in June 2017 following a rigorous evaluation process.  

Capital Improvement Program 


The Port of San Diego's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) sets aside funds for new facilities, road upgrades, parks or other improvements in the Port’s five member cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego. Board Policy 120 guides the process for identifying projects to include in the CIP. The goal of the policy is to ensure that capital improvement projects and budgets align with the Port's mission, vision and strategic goals.

Major Maintenance Program 


The Port of San Diego’s Major Maintenance Program sets aside funds for the orderly maintenance of the lands and capital assets under the Port’s jurisdiction. The program is distinguished from routine operational maintenance in that Major Maintenance replaces or restores an existing asset to an improved condition. The projects within the Major Maintenance Program are primarily derived from an Asset Management Program and are implemented in accordance with Board Policy 130 

Recent Awards

The Port of San Diego is consistently recognized for the quality of its projects by leaders in the engineering, construction and public works fields. Below is a listing of recent awards at the local, state and national levels.

2015
2015
  • 2015 Outstanding Project Award, Urban or Land Development Project (NEVP), American Society of Civil Engineers 
  • 2015 Hard-Won Victories Award of Excellence (Barrio Logan sign), American Planning Association (APA)     
  • 2015 Outstanding Project - Urban or Land Development Project Category (NEVP – Phase 1), American Society of Civil Engineers   
  • 2015 Implementation Award: Large Jurisdiction (Barrio Gateway Sign), American Planning Association – San Diego
  • 2015 Honor Award (TAMT Port Access Project - includes Barrio Logan sign), American Public Works Association
  • 2015 Honor Award (Chula Vista Bayfront H Street Extension), American Public Works Association
  • 2015 Project Achievement Award $5M - $15 M (Chula Vista Bayfront H Street Extension), Construction Management Association of America 
  • 2015 Project of the Year for Transportation Projects over $15M (NEVP – Phase I), Construction Management Association of America         
2016
2016
  • 2016 Ribbons and Shovels Honorable Mention – Improvements in the Public Realm (H Street Extension), City of Chula Vista
  • 2016 Client of the Year (Award Recognizes Owner Agencies for Consistent Chapter Support), Construction Management Association of America – San Diego Chapter
  • 2016 Project Achievement Award – Public Works Projects Under $2M (J Street Storm Drain Project), Construction Management Association of America – San Diego Chapter
  • 2016 Project Achievement Award - Building/New Construction Projects Under $5M (Pond 20 Palm Avenue Fence Replacement Project), Construction Management Association of America – San Diego Chapter
  • 2016 Project of the Year (North Harbor Drive Realignment), American Public Works Association – San Diego Chapter
2017
2017
  • 2017 Project of the Year (Emergency Wharf Repair), American Public Works Association
  • 2017 Project of the Year (Bayside Park Shoreline Stabilization), American Public Works Association
  • 2017 Project of the Year (Harbor Police Headquarters Investigation Building Replacement), American Public Works Association
  • 2017 Project of the Year (Public Viewing Platform), American Public Works Association
  • 2017 Project of the Year (B Street Pier Cruise Ship Terminal Photovoltaic), American Public Works Association
  • 2017 Accreditation for Port of San Diego (First Port to become accredited!), American Public Works Association
2018
2018
  • 2018 Engineering Excellence Merit Award (Moffatt Nichol, Emergency Wharf Repair at North Embarcadero), ACEC California
  • 2018 Project of the Year (National City Marine Terminal Berth 24-10 Rehabilitation), American Public Works Association