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Plant within a Plant Civil | EVERETT, WASH., DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS To expand the city’s ability to store filtered water, the department of public works is building a new storage facility (clearwell) within the confines of the existing water filtration plant. This allows the city to store filtered water closer than its current facility, which is 20 miles away from the city. The existing clearwell is a 5.5 million-gallon tank, and this project will add an additional 6.7-million-gallon clearwell to a facility already in operation. The job involves a great deal of underground piping and infrastructure additions to the site, complicated by the fact that the existing filtration plant must remain in operations during the course of construction. “This is a structure we were building in the midst of an operating plant,” Thomas Thetford says. “We did this by reviewing the contract documents real closely with the consulting engineers and operating staff at the plant so they could let us know what might impact their ability to run the plant. “I think doing as much preplanning as you can on a project is going to help you in the long run to have a successful project,” Thetford adds. Thomas Thetford says the project broke ground in the first quarter of 2008 and will be completed in September 2009. With a $25 million budget to adhere to, Thetford says construction is on time with the schedule and still slated to meet the budgetary restraints. “Being 20 miles east of the city, we get three times the rainfall than they get here [in Everett],” Thetford says. “So the project has gone through a couple of winters, and those have caused the sort of problems winter causes. “Since it is a large dirt work project, we had to adjust with the weather. But I don’t believe we had any real weather delays.” »In Everett, Wash., the public works department is restoring Smith Island and improving stormwater management. Steady Stream of Work T EVERETT PUBLIC WORKS SERVES A COMMUNITY WITH A BOOMING POPULATION. BY BRIAN SALGADO he city of Everett, Wash., is experiencing a growth spurt at just the right moment. Utilities Director Thomas Thetford says the town of more than 100,000 people already is the largest city in Snohomish County, Wash., but its latest population boom is coinciding with a recession. This means expanding infrastructure demands – such as those handled by Thetford’s department including water, wastewater and storm sewer water – can be performed at rock-bottom costs. “Like many utilities across the country, we’re facing increased population growth, higher demands for services and we’re always being asked to do this for the least cost as possible,” Thetford says. “The most recent change we’ve experienced, however, are some lower bids from contractors, and that’s always good from my perspective.” Everett’s Public Works Department is responsible for the city’s water and wastewater systems, stormwater management, and street maintenance. The department employs more than 200 professionals. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009