US 290 Reconstruction Electrical Distribution

US 290 Reconstruction Electrical Distribution Houston, Texas TxDOT is widening and reconstructing the 25-mile US 290 Corridor, an estimated $4.7 billion to accommodate the growth on the west/northwest side of Houston. The project is being completed within 13 segments, the widening include five/six general purpose lanes in each direction from IH 610 to just west of SH 6, four general-purpose lanes in each direction from just west of SH 6 near to the proposed SH 99 (Grand Parkway), three general-purpose lanes in each direction from nearby proposed SH 99 (Grand Parkway) to the end of project, and two to three lane frontage roads in each direction throughout the corridor. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM was chosen to provide engineering services for the relocation of our client’s Major Underground facilities within the project boundaries. These services included route design, surveying, signed and sealed plan and profile drawings, traffic control plans, pavement restoration, construction staking, permit coordination and approval from the City of Houston, City of Jersey Village and Harris County, and signed and sealed as-built drawings.  All designs were in accordance with the client’s standards and specifications, as well as with federal, state and municipal requirements. Overview: Polyethylene plastic and steel pipe (main pipe diameters ranged from 2-inch to 18-inch) Pressures included intermediate pressure and high pressure Hundreds of commercial and residential natural gas service lines Horizontal directional drilling methods

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Neighborhood Replacement Program

Neighborhood Replacement Program Various Cities, Texas Binkley & Barfield | DCCM provided engineering services for replacing pre-84 distribution system pipelines. All low-pressure and intermediate pressure pipelines made of ductile iron or steel were replaced with IP high-density polyethylene pipelines. Replacement of pipelines was part of the natural gas distribution Integrity Management Program as established in Texas administrative code, Title 16, Part 1, Rule 8.209. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM currently has designed over 16 miles of pipeline replacements in multiple areas throughout the cities of Mart, Hillsboro, and Waco. Services for this project included permit coordination with TxDOT and the cities of Mart, Hillsboro, and Waco; plan views of proposed gas mains; replacement of residential services lines; placement of proposed valves and main line fittings; design of connection details; estimating project quantities; and retirement of regulator stations. All designs were completed in accordance with the client’s standards and specifications, as well as with federal, state, and municipal requirements.

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30-Inch Pipeline Replacement

30-Inch Pipeline Replacement Kinder Morgan | Port Arthur, Texas Binkley & Barfield | DCCM replaced 8,000 linear feet of 30-inch natural gas pipeline in Jefferson County. Two 4,000 linear foot horizontal directional drills were used to relocate the proposed pipeline through the wetland and under three drainage canals. Close coordination took place with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 to minimize disturbance to the existing wetland and canals. Binkley & Barfield provided engineered plan and profile drawings, topographical survey, line verification, metes and bounds description for new easements, construction staking, as-built survey, and as-built plans.

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