Construction Today - December 2009 - (Page 146)

Civil | MID EASTERN BUILDERS INC. – SOUTHAMPTON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Fast-Track Teamonstructing a water treatment plant on a fast-track schedule can be a daunting task for any contractor. But Mid Eastern Builders (MEB) Inc. has the benefit of working within Virginia’s PublicPrivate Educational Facilities Infrastructure Act (PPEA), which makes the best use of private sector know-how on public jobs. MEB LEADS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD A WATER TREATMENT PLANT. BY BRIAN SALGADO According to Project Manager David Ervin, this type of delivery method presents a winwin situation for contractors and public entities. For public owners, the contracts are a guaranteed maximum price with the costs associated with any change-orders coming out of the contractor’s pocket. For construction companies, it allows them to use their expertise to fill the needs of various agencies in an efficient and cost-effective manner. “A contractor can find out when a public entity has a need, and once they identify a need with a public entity, they submit an unsolicited proposal to the public entity,” Ervin says. “Then, the agency advertises for competing proposals and decides whether to move forward with negotiations with a contractor.” In this case, Ervin says MEB knew Southampton County, Va., needed a new wastewater treatment plant to keep up with a growing population, and an existing plant was reaching capacity. The current plant handles 303,000 gallons per day and is operating at just 80 percent capacity. A study by the county indicates that the facility will exceed capacity within three years. The new plant, which broke ground in September 2008, will treat 1.25 million gallons of water per day on a five-acre site. According to Ervin, the new facility – slated for completion in April 2010 – will also include an offsite pump station that will move 1.8 million gallons per day. The scope of work also includes 11,000 feet of 24-inch gravity sewer, 9,000 feet of 16-inch force main, and 5,000 feet of 20-inch outfall pipe that connects to the Nottoway River in Southampton County. MEB is responsible for: Mid Eastern Builders Inc. – Wastewater Treatment Plant “We knew we’d be able to do it faster and cheaper as a design/build, and we could give the public entity the infrastructure it needs quicker.” –David Ervin, project manager • Project cost: $27 million • Employees on site: 50 »When the Southhampton County wastewater treatment plant is finished in April 2010, it will treat 1.25 million gallons of water per day. 146 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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