A vital aspect of any public works or development project is the successful implementation of the design, and the transformation of a concept into a product, which fills the need in a cost effective manner. Perhaps nowhere in the process from need recognition to completion of the constructed product, is there a greater potential for legal difficulties, lost revenues, poor communications and project team disputes, than during the construction phase. Metzger + Willard, Inc. (MWI) offers Construction Phase Services (CPS), both in conjunction with our design and as a stand alone service.

Our experienced staff includes professional engineers with extensive backgrounds in this aspect of engineering as well as skilled engineering technicians who have received formal training courses and extensive field experience in the construction environment. We recognize the importance of maturity, good communications, judgment and a common sense approach, as well as the necessity for good record keeping.

The firm’s construction activities are carried out under the guidance of Daniel S. Willard, PE, Senior Vice President of the firm. He has a Master of Engineering degree in Construction Management and earned a Class “A” General Contractor license. He has approximately 41 years of civil, environmental and construction engineering experience. William Dale Connor is the Senior Project Representative in the firm and is the coordinator of construction personnel. Mr. Connor makes specific work assignments, coordinates the daily activities and reviews the daily reports. He also performs temporary assignments and fills in for other CPS personnel when necessary.

Lithia RW Storage/Pumping

MWI provided preliminary and final design, permitting and construction phase services support for a reclaimed water pumping station and 5.0 MGD storage tank. The project provided for expanded reclaimed water service in the South-Central Hillsborough County Service Area. The pumping station was designed to accommodate a total AADF (average annual daily flow) reclaimed water demand of 1.93 million gallons per day (MGD), and a total dry weather seasonal peak demand of 9.1 MGD or 6,300 gallons per minute (GPM). Five horizontal split case pumps were installed including three 125 horse power (HP) pumps at 2,100 GPM each, one 125 HP spare at 2,100 GPM, and one 75 HP jockey pump at 1,050 GPM. The facility also included a pre-cast concrete storage tank, access road and drainage facilities, an electrical building, and SCADA equipment for remote monitoring and control of the station. Permits obtained for construction of the facility included SWFWMD ERP, Hillsborough County Site Development Permit, Hillsborough County EPC approval, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Gopher Tortoise permit. The site was home to several gopher tortoises. Part of the permitting required that the tortoises be relocated during project construction. Construction phase services support for this project included bid review and evaluation, shop drawing and submittal review, construction management, response to RFI’s, engineering site visits, pay application review, record drawing preparation, certifications, and providing a resident project representative. This $2.7 million dollar project was completed on schedule in December 2004.