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Construction Management

Southstar has provided professional services for thirteen years and is dedicated to the public works and transportation needs of California. Southstar is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with our office located in the City of Riverside. We focus on providing solutions to managing the construction of bridges, freeways and infrastructure projects. Southstar was built upon the successes these construction management skills have brought us.

Southstar has managed and designed various projects, large and small. Our team has managed the construction of:

  • Freeway Interchanges
  • Railroad Overpasses
  • Bridge Seismic Retrofits
  • New Bridge Construction
  • Freeway Widening
  • Arterial Street Widening and Extensions
  • Sanitary Sewer Extensions and Capacity Improvements
  • Sidewalk and Wheelchair Ramp Construction Programs
  • Pavement Rehabilitation

Project Management

Southstar has a pristine reputation and exemplary track record of delivering massive transportation infrastructure projects on time and within budget. Managing the project development phase of both small and large-scale multi-million dollar improvements is what we do better than any other firm located in the Inland Empire. Southstar has extensive knowledge of the entire process including planning, sustainability, utility coordination, design, labor compliance, public outreach, inspection services for roadways, bridges, sanitary sewer, storm channels, streambeds and other infrastructure projects.

Leading multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish a singular goal, Southstar Engineering staff members pride themselves in effective Project Management. From project inception, through project completion, the Southstar team has the skills necessary to provide the leadership and organization necessary to complete projects on time and within budget. Our experience includes: Dozens of freeway interchanges and major highway/bridge projects for Caltrans, railroad grade separations, street widening, extensions, and pavement rehabilitation for local municipalities, storm and sanitary sewer extensions and capacity improvements, utility relocation coordination, right of way acquisition, environmental documentation, and grant applications and funding requirements.

Specialty Tasks

Clients can be assured Southstar will deliver the highest levels of quality and professionalism by using extensive in-house resources, tailored to the unique needs of each client and project. Southstar offers a number of client services, each highly regarded within the industry, including but not limited to:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Inspection and Administration
  • Public/Community Outreach
  • Right of Way Management
  • Bridge, Highway, and Local Street Construction
  • Utility Relocation Management, non-destructive Utility Potholing
  • Traffic Management
  • Local Assistance Coordination and Resolution of Funding Issues
  • Program Planning and Oversight
  • Critical Path Schedule Development
  • Program and Project Budget Development and Tracking
  • Design Coordination & Management
  • Claims Management / Risk Management

Experience Working with Municipalities

Southstar has a proven track record of working with many local government agencies such as City of Corona, City of Riverside, City of Fontana. Additionally, we have experience working with local agencies such as Caltrans, RCTC, and RCTD. Our expertise encompasses both our long lasting relationships with these agencies, but also our ability to coordinate between agencies, municipalities and contractors. Many of Southstar’s construction managers and staff are former Caltrans and/or municipal employees, and are intimately familiar with the technical requirements and demands of a project such as this. Resolving countless challenges in the past and with the ability to successfully lead Project Delivery Teams, Southstar is well-versed in facilitation and conflict resolution, with a proven track record of delivering quality projects on time and within budget.