69th Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Evaluation

City of Houston | Houston, Texas

Binkley & Barfield | DCCM performed an on-site asset inventory and assessment for the 69th Street Wastewater Treatment Plant to evaluate the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Major components of the assessment included the evaluation of the current facility pre- and post-Harvey, its optimal operating conditions, and compliance with current codes.

Cost recovery documentation support and quality assurance and quality control for Federal Emergency Management Agency claims included on-call technical support for City of Houston and Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel for the duration of the claim. Binkley & Barfield | DCCM assisted City of Houston personnel in preparing forms; determining codes, guidelines, and specifications; and auditing existing Federal Emergency Management Agency claim backup documentation.

A technical memorandum was provided with findings and included a line-by-line description of assets associated with the facility; their associated pre, post, and optimal operating conditions; a cost comparison for bringing the damaged asset to pre-operating condition, optimal operating conditions, and optimal operating conditions with hardening/mitigation; and recommendations for repair/replacement alternatives for damaged assets along with their associated costs. All supporting documentation obtained included enterprise asset management, work orders generated by inventory management system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, information from the Capital Improvement Project Management System, City of Houston service contract service request details, and hydraulic system curves; all cost estimation supporting documentation from RS Means and vendor quotes; and Record of Decisions and Action Items from the wastewater operations technical review committee.

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