PROJECTS

North Palm River Water Expansion Project

 

NPR002
Water Main Installation
End of horizontal directional drill
NPR003
Water Main Installation
Trenching during installation
NPR004
Water Main Installation
Deflection to avoid utility conflict
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department (HCPUD) developed the North Palm River Water Expansion Project to meet the need for high-quality drinking water in an area served by individual wells. The project involves designing, permitting, and constructing more than 5 miles of distribution pipeline and service lines, and installing 90 fire hydrants. In addition to providing drinking water, the project will also provide improved fire protection for the area. HCPUD selected the design-build team of Westra – Metzger + Willard, Inc. and executed an agreement with a stipulated guaranteed maximum price and guaranteed schedule. The team offered value engineering proposals to reduce the project cost without compromising quality.

Because HCPUD sought to keep its water customers uppermost in all elements of the project, the project approach included a strong community focus and high sensitivity in minimizing impacts to the community. At the onset of the project a detailed Community Outreach Plan was prepared. The project is currently under construction, and progressing smoothly. HCPUD has requested that the design-build team handle the design and construction of all plumbing connections to each individual water user. The design build team is working with each individual property owner to appropriately place the new water service line from the back side of the meter to the house. The team is also coordinating with the County Building Department for permit approvals and inspections. The cost of the project was $8.84 million dollars.

Pass-a-Grille Way Roadway Improvements Cabrillo Avenue to 19th Avenue

 

PGW001
32nd Avenue
Installation of a 16-inch water
main
PGW003
El Centro Street
Installation of stormwater
structures
PGW004
Gulf Boulevard
Force main tie-in
The City of St. Pete Beach contracted with Metzger + Willard, Inc. (MWI) to provide construction engineering and inspection for the Pass-a-Grille Way Roadway Improvement Project (from Cabrillo Avenue to 19th Avenue). The improvements included 4,300 LF of roadway, 15 intersections, replacement of all utilities including gravity sewer and manholes, potable water main, and stormwater inlets and tidal control structures. The project added bike lanes and sidewalks and traversed a very congested commercial and residential beach district.

MWI provided a full-time senior inspector to observe construction activities, prepare daily reports, monitor contractor schedule, witness testing, maintain a log of materials, record meeting minutes, review and track pay requests, and report any deficiencies or work requiring correction. MWI also had the responsibility of working with the business owners and residents to ensure access was maintained.

The construction cost of the project was $11.0 million dollars.

Haines Road 54th Avenue CEI

 

HRC001
51st Avenue East
Grading and forming for 6-foot sidewalk
HRC002
28th Street West
Installation of a 6-inch storm
water underdrain
HRC004
54th Avenue West
Grading preparations for
installation of asphalt base
Pinellas County Public Works contracted with Metzger + Willard, Inc. (MWI) to provide construction engineering, inspection, and construction contract administration services for the Haines Road 54th Avenue project. The contract included road reconstruction from two (2) lane undivided to two (2) lane enhanced (curb and gutter, drainage, sidewalks), intersection improvements, and sidewalk improvements.

MWI provided a Senior Level Inspector for a period of 548 days to observe the Contractors work on-site, manage materials testing, and to fulfill other construction management duties including administration, measurement and payment, and project close-out. The MWI Senior Inspector was responsible for recording daily field observations, including field tests and measured quantities of pay items in accordance with the approved schedule of values; reviewing contractors monthly pay requests; obtaining and monitoring contractor schedules; taking photographs of on-going construction activities; reviewing and checking construction in progress, constructed work, and materials and equipment; conducting and observing testing, and attending and participating in regular construction progress meetings.

The construction cost of the project was $4.7 million dollars.

Lithia H2S Removal Facility

 

LHR001
Lithia Facility
Side Stream Pump Station
LHR003
Lithia Facility
Ozone Dissipation Chambers
LHR004
Lithia Facility
Ozone Generator Building
MWI provided engineering services for the Tampa Bay Water Lithia Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Facility as a team member of the Owner’s Engineer Team lead by Carollo. The overall objective of the Owner’s Engineer Team was to provide services as Tampa Bay Water’s Engineer to (1) provide assistance in the acquisition of property for the project, assistance in the acquisition of the permits, and to prepare the requisite procurement documents necessary to secure a qualified Engineer-Procure-Construction Management (EPCM) team to design and construct a 45 million gallon per day (mgd) hydrogen sulfide removal system using ozone (2) negotiate a Guaranteed Maximum Price EPCM contract agreement (3) develop procurement documents for contract operation services and secure a qualified Contractor Operator, and (4) provide construction phase services to assure the EPCM team fulfilled the requirement of the procurement documents. MWI’s role on the team was to provide civil design, surveying, property acquisition, permitting support, and construction engineering inspection.

MWI participated in preparation of a project plan and permitting strategy including attendance at kick off meetings and workshops; and prepared the civil site components for the preliminary design package including site lay-out, drawings, specifications, typical details, cost estimates and construction schedule input. MWI also prepared a permitting matrix and submittal schedule and conducted a preliminary wetlands determination and survey. MWI supported property acquisition for the site and numerous easements by preparing sketches and legal descriptions. Following selection of the EPCM contractor MWI reviewed civil components of the design, and monitored and supported permitting efforts. During the construction phase MWI provided a full time resident project representative to monitor all construction activities.

The cost of the project was $28.2 million dollars.

CEI Inspection – Stormwater Pipeline Repair

 

SPR001
Belcher Road
Installation of cast in place pipe
liner
SPR003
Woodland Boulevard North
Stormwater structure repair
SPR004
South Cross
Cast in place liner by hot water method
Pinellas County Public Works contracted with Metzger + Willard, Inc. (MWI) to provide construction engineering, inspection, and construction contract administration services related to the “2012-2013 Countywide ADA, Sidewalks, Drainage, and Roadway Improvement” projects. The Stormwater Pipeline Repair Project involved the replacement or relining of inadequate and/or deteriorating storm sewers, culverts and stormwater conveyance systems at numerous locations throughout the County identified by maintenance observations or citizens’ requests. The project required a CTQP certified Senior Level Inspector with experience with cured in place pipe lining.

MWI provided a full-time Senior Inspector to observe the construction contractors’ work on-site and to fulfill other construction management duties including meeting administration, schedule administration, measurement and payment administration, and project close-out. The Senior Inspector was responsible for recording daily field observations, including field tests and measured quantities of pay items in accordance with the approved schedule of values; reviewing contractors monthly pay requests; obtaining and monitoring contractor schedules; taking photographs of on-going construction activities; reviewing and checking construction in progress, constructed work , and materials and equipment; conducting and observing testing, and attending and participating in regular construction progress meetings.

US 41 Force Main CEI

 

US4001
US 41 Force Main
Trenching in right of way for
utility installation
US4002
Typical Trench
Work performed in dry trench
US4004
Plug Valve Installation
Force main with new plug valve
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department (HCPUD) contracted with Metzger + Willard, Inc. (MWI) to provide construction engineering and inspection (CEI) for an 8-inch force main along US 41. The new main replaced an existing main and extended from an existing 4-inch force main at the Joelson-Taylor Property on the west side of US 41 to an existing 10-inch force main just south of Big Bend Road. Design of the project was conducted by HCPUD.

The complete project included 6,110 LF of 8-inch fusible PVC force main piping with valves and appurtenances, and involved open cut and directional drill installation as well as installation in an existing jack and bore casing under a railroad right-of-way. Construction of the force main project also included removal of the existing 4-inch force main and appurtenances.

MWI provided construction phase services including, attending pre-construction and progress meetings; providing contract administration and support; reviewing contractor submittals; approving pay requests; reviewing change orders; providing construction inspection; asset management compliance support; and preparing record drawings and final certifications.

Pump Station SCADA Phase II

 

PSS002
Control Panel
Conduit installed at power meter
PSS003
Control Panel
Surge protection installation
PSS004
New Construction
Site rehab and SCADA
Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department (HCPUD) owns, maintains and operates approximately 700 pump stations throughout Hillsborough County. The stations are monitored and controlled by a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. This project involved the replacement of existing control panels with a single combination RTU/MCC control panel at approximately 290 pump stations. The control panels were manufactured per UL508 and have standard manufactures labeling for Arc Flash. In addition to the motor controllers, the panel has a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and is integrated into the existing 220 MHz radio network and SCADA system. The central monitoring workstation graphics were modified to allow monitoring and control of the newly implemented sites. The 290 sites included the following types of stations:

  • Thirty-six (36) triplex pump stations.
  • Ten large (10) pump stations with electrical buildings and existing PLCs/VFDs.
  • Thirty (30) single phase pump stations.
  • Seventy-five (75) 230/240 volt duplex pump stations.
  • One hundred thirty-nine (139) 460/480 volt duplex pump stations.

Metzger & Willard, Inc. (MWI) was contracted by HCPUD through a contract with Arcadis to provide construction management services for the pump station improvements including site inspection. MWI provided one full time construction observer to check the quality of work, coordinate with the Contractor and other inspectors, prepare daily written reports, document construction progress with photos, and submit weekly reports. The MWI inspector also attended construction progress meetings, scheduled system testing, prepared punch lists, and observed and coordinated start-up testing.

SCBWRF Large Reclaimed Valve Installation

 

LRV002
South Cross Bayou
Installing 48-inch Megalug gland
LRV003
South Cross Bayou
Trenching conduit at south panel
LRV004
South Cross Bayou
Reclaimed water meter assembly
Pinellas County Utilities contracted with Metzger & Willard, Inc. (MWI) to provide design and construction phase services to enable the control of reclaimed water flow from the South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility (SCBWRF). Two reclaimed water transmission mains, a 54-inch line and a 36-inch line, deliver water from the SCBWRF to the reclaimed water distribution system. Each main was equipped with manually operated valves; however, the valve placement did not allow Pinellas County Utilities to isolate the plant while still supplying reclaimed water. In addition, one of the existing valves was leaking.

The goal of the project was to supply reclaimed process water to the SCBWRF but, when necessary, stop flow from leaving the plant to allow buildup of reclaimed water inventory in the on-site storage tanks. The project included the design and construction of new piping fitted with a 20-inch valve, and the replacement of the existing 36-inch butterfly valve. The new valves were designed to be automatically operated. In addition, the project involved providing automatic operation for an existing 48-inch butterfly valve. With these modifications, Pinellas County Utilities is able to automatically control flow out of the plant.

Engineering services provided by MWI included preliminary and final design, preparation of complete construction contract documents (technical specifications, drawings, bid forms and instructions, and cost estimates), bidding assistance, construction phase services, and construction observation. The total cost of the project construction was approximately $300,000.