Stewart Substation to West Bay Substation

Stewart Substation to West Bay Substation Galveston, Texas This project included an accelerated schedule to perform SUE QL-B designation around 257 transmission poles spanning 14 miles. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM performed the work in four phases with multiple SUE crews and CADD teams working concurrently as data was uploaded from the field throughout the day. This challenging project was completed on time, but then the client wanted 160 SUE QL-A test holes in 21 locations in just two weeks. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM brought the full force of the company to sequence and coordinate the one-call, utility representatives, multiple vacuum trucks, 10 SUE crews, multiple survey crews, and a large group of CADD technicians from several Binkley & Barfield | DCCM departments. Further challenges were severe weather interruptions and soft ground conditions. This project demanded that everyone pull together and seamlessly work as a single team. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM delivered everything in the required time and within budget. The replacement poles were designed and ordered in time for the construction installation and Electric Reliability Council of Texas shutout.

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Moody Substation to Galveston Substation

Moody Substation to Galveston Substation Galveston, Texas This project was performed at Moody Gardens and required very careful sequencing and preparation so as not to affect their operations. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM performed SUE Quality Level B in and around 59 transmission poles, covering 2.64 miles, and provided vacuum excavation in an “X” pattern at the proposed pole locations (to be sure they were clear of all utilities). There were many water lines with no utility records and very heavy traffic. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM spent a lot of time inspecting the site, meeting with utility companies, and seeking utility records and maintenance records before beginning the work. We then coordinated with Moody Garden representatives, utility owners, and the City of Galveston to minimize any effect on the public and Moody Garden’s operation from the work, the required traffic control, and road closures. Thoughtful upfront planning and careful coordination resulted in this project’s successful completion without disrupting the public or Moody Gardens.

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FM 1097 Reconstruction, Segments 1, 2, and 3

FM 1097 Reconstruction, Segments 1, 2, and 3 Montgomery County/ TxDOT | Montgomery County, Texas This project was a joint effort between Montgomery County and TxDOT and involved widening an existing two-lane with dedicated left-turn lane road into a four-lane with dedicated left turn. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM was responsible for the identification of utilities, design coordination, permit and utility agreement review, and relocation oversight. Utility adjustments were needed for all utilities due to most right-of-way being taken on one side, and Binkley & Barfield | DCCM worked closely with right-of-way to prioritize parcel acquisitions so utilities could complete adjustments without delays. Utilities included Entergy, Kinder Morgan pipeline, CenterPoint Energy, numerous telecommunication lines, and City of Willis water and wastewater. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM worked with the design team to mitigate any utility conflicts that could be costly or would require a long lead time for adjustments. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM set up several utility workshops between the roadway design team, the utility owner, and the construction area office to work through the details to allow a pipeline to be protected in place and avoid a costly relocation. Other coordination efforts included working with the design team on the traffic control phasing to allow the utilities more time for adjustments while allowing the roadway contractor to continue working without delays.

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