LOCATION: Northern California
DESCRIPTION: IWS completed a wastewater treatment upgrade project at a military housing complex outside the remote USMC training base (Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center – MCMWTC) in Northern California.
We worked closely with IWS on constructability and value engineering opportunities from the start of the project and IWS was very helpful. IWS was able to construct a system which met our budget, schedule, and performance requirements – it was great. We would highly recommend IWS to future clients and business partners
As part of the project, IWS provided the owner Value Engineering to bring the construction cost within the project budget. IWS reviewed Owner and GC budget and addressed costs and possible scope, equipment and material substitutions, and modifications. Items identified included: Realignment of water supply lines to limit service disruption and down time; Manhole relocation to aid in installation and support tie in locations; Evaluating water systems monitoring and control programming, which enabled better communication with the remote control and distribution equipment; Review and subsequent modifications to distribution manifolds for treated wastewater conveyance to infiltration basin and drip fields; and worked with the project team to evaluate and then help select equipment for the treatment system.
The project scope of work was divided into two phases: 1) Wet Utilities/Site Work and 2) Wastewater Treatment System and Dispersal. The first phase of work executed by IWS included: installation of 500 ft of water line; tie into an existing manhole and install two additional manholes and conveyance piping to the treatment plant; installing two storm drain culverts under a road crossing; installing HDPE storm drain pipes to convey storm runoff to a new detention pond; site grading; road base construction; and site restoration.
Work for the project started in August and ended with final start-up in June, with the IWS construction crews working through the winter weather in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 5,200 feet. Windy, cold, and snowy work conditions were an issue, but IWS made provisions to keep the project schedule on track and maintain a safe work environment.
Tim Fraser (Project Manager) of Hunt summed up the IWS effort, “We worked closely with IWS on constructibility and value engineering opportunities from the start of the project and IWS was very helpful. IWS was able to construct a system which met our budget, schedule, and performance requirements – it was great. We would highly recommend IWS to future clients and business partners”.
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