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The power plants at the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Operations were built about 100 years ago. « Civil | BARNARD CONSTRUCTION – SNOQUALMIE FALLS HYDROELECTRIC REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT A True Powerhouse B BARNARD IS USING ALL OF ITS CIVIL EXPERIENCE ON A POWER PLANT RENOVATION. BY JIM HARRIS arnard Construction’s experience A Sound Project with many different facets of heavy The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Operations civil construction is being put to consist of two power plants built more than 100 good use during one of the compayears ago. The site is owned and operated by Puget ny’s largest ongoing projects. Sound Energy Inc. Barnard Construction is The Bozeman, Mont.-based contractor’s vating both plants, one of which is thought to be • Location: Snoqualmie, Wash. work on the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric one of the world’s first completely underground • Employees on site at peak: 85 Redevelopment Project includes tunnel powerhouses, the company says. • Scope of work: Powerhouse reconstrucenlargement, deep shaft work, large-diameBarnard completed the design/assist phase in tion and replacement ter pipeline placement, structural concrete, 2009. Construction started in April 2010. turbine/generator installation, and mechanCompletion is expected in 2013. ical and electrical system replacement. Planned renovation to the underground, 11.98–Gavin Tasker, project manager “A project like this is something that might megawatt Plant 1 includes replacing one of the come along once in a career, with so many plant’s five turbines and refurbishing the other different parts of civil work being used on one four. Other work includes enlarging the plant’s job,” Project Manager Gavin Tasker says. The falls are located in King 280-foot-deep shaft, replacing an elevator and other equipment, and County, Wash., which is about 30 miles east of Seattle on the Cascade realigning a nearby riverbank. The company is also demolishing supMountains’ western slope. port buildings located aboveground. A former carpentry shop on the site Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project “A project like this might come along once in a career.” 68 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM FEBRUARY 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - February 2011

Construction Today - February 2011
Out of the Blues
Best Practices
Exploring BIM
Construction Law
Wall Works USA Inc.
Epoch Properties
Pacific Pile & Marine
Dufferin Construction – Highways 403 and 401 Projects
Natt McDougall Co.
Abhe & Svoboda Inc.
Malcolm Drilling
McKinney Drilling Co.
ODOT/Miller Cable Co. – Northeast Ohio ITS Project
Barnard Construction – Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
C.A. Barrs Contractor Inc.
Charles Blalock and Sons Inc.
Parsons Brinkerhoff, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Skanska USA, Dragados USA and Tutor Perini – Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement
William Charles Construction – I-39 Repaving
Wadman Corp.
CB Richard Ellis Canada
The Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd./PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Fargo Pacific Inc.
Critchfield Pacific Inc.
Harold O’Shea Builders
Culpepper Construction Co. Inc.
Golden State Framers
HRH Construction
Hudspeth & Associates Inc.
Hyder Construction
IMC Construction Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle – Empire State Building Renovation and Retrofit
Econo-Malls Management Corp.
Ruscio Studio
Turner Construction San Diego – New Central Library
Trotter & Morton – University of Calgary
Collavino Construction Co. Inc. – One World Trade Center
Danis Building Construction Company – The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center
F.J. Sciame Construction Co. – Abraham Joshua Heschel School
Eckman Construction – Pinkerton Academy Freshman Building
The Hagerman Group – Parkview Whitley Hospital
Scheck Industries
Whaler Industrial Contracting Inc.
Last Look

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