Tag Archives: City of Portland

Behind the project: Taggart Outfall Structural Rehabilitation

Wastewater systems are often the last thing on our minds. That was not the case for a group of over 4,000 Portland, OR schoolchildren in 1938. Portland’s wastewater history starts in 1864 with a simple wooden trough that collected sewage and carried it directly to the river. Fifteen miles of 9 to 18-inch diameter terracotta … Continue reading Behind the project: Taggart Outfall Structural Rehabilitation

Behind the project: Leach Botanical Upper Garden Development

John and Lilla Leach moved to the 4.5-acre site of the future Leach Botanical garden in the early 1930s in southeast Portland, Oregon. They built the existing stone cottage on the banks of Johnson Creek as a summer get-away. In 1936, the newly built Manor House became their full-time residence and they began landscaping and … Continue reading Behind the project: Leach Botanical Upper Garden Development

Price Agreement for Urgent Rehabilitation of Sanitary and Storm Sewers (PAURSS)

The City of Portland was dealing with an aging sanitary and storm sewer pipelines, which requires immediate rehabilitation. Due to the nature of the project, The City of Portland needed a contract that would move faster than typical contracts, thus shortening the time to move from Project Identification to Issuance of Notice to Proceed. The … Continue reading Price Agreement for Urgent Rehabilitation of Sanitary and Storm Sewers (PAURSS)

More than stone and water: James W. Fowler Co. recognized for industry excellence

JWF Co. recognized by industry experts for excellence in concrete craftsmanship as showcased with Fulton Pump Station Replacement project. James W. Fowler Co. was honored with two awards given by The Oregon Chapter of the American Concrete Institute and the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association. The organizations recognize companies that show exemplary use of … Continue reading More than stone and water: James W. Fowler Co. recognized for industry excellence