What makes it interesting?
The project schedule itself is one of the most interesting parts of this project. Due to extensive environmental scheduling constraints and permitting challenges, the project was delayed for 10 months. When permits, funding and design were securely established, it was already late fall. Project stakeholders were eager to get moving, so construction crews began work in Utah — a state known for its snowy winters — in October and worked throughout the freezing winter months, installing pipeline across rugged hills and river crossings.
Challenges confronted, the construction portion of the project is currently running ahead of schedule.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
W.W. Clyde & Co. used HeavyBid and HeavyJob, as well as the HeavyJob Field Mobile App on this project.
The original bid on this project was awarded in December 2013. Delays in permits and easements as well as a change in funding pushed the project start by ten months. The HCSS software allowed us to manage escalation of the HDPE pipe during that 10-month delay. W.W. Clyde & Co also used HCSS to manage the buyout while waiting on permits.
The HCSS HeavyJob Field mobile app was used on the Victory Pipeline project. Due to the remoteness of this project, the app saved us hours each day in commuting time. This tool allowed our field personnel to quickly and accurately report and track employee timecard information, equipment hours, and production quantities with an electronic, single entry source. The project field teams were able to make critical production and daily cost-based decisions in as close to real time as possible and review results with their crews daily, without waiting for a print out from the office to tell them how they did that day. All the needed HeavyBid estimate and crew information was available to each field foreman (in the Field app) to help drive the production and performance results of his crew.
The Victory Pipeline – a CMGC project in Duchesne County, UT – is a 16.5 mile major water transmission pipeline that transports wholesale potable water to seven retail water companies or cities. At full capacity, the pipeline will deliver an average of 4 million gallons per day through a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe ranging in diameter from 20 to 30 inches.
This project also includes a connection vault to an existing water treatment plant delivery pipeline, a junction vault for a future water tank, four metered customer turn-out vaults, and multiple air/vacuum and drain vaults.
Project work also includes excavation and backfill, surface restoration, the Duchesne River crossing, canal crossings, stream crossings and wetland restoration.