Tag Archives: microtunnel

Pipeline replacement project inching along

Wastewater transmission-line realignment is inching ahead after drilling components were assembled in an open pit in Old Town Victorville on Monday. Later this week, construction crews will tunnel north from the pit at Seventh and C streets and push pipeline casings toward a similar pit being dug north of D Street and the BNSF railroad tracks. The … Continue reading Pipeline replacement project inching along

JWF Employees Donate to Victor Valley Rescue Mission

James W. Fowler Co. employees truly embody the company values of Excellence, Integrity and Service. On June 4, 2014, the crew from the Upper Narrows Pipeline Replacement project in Victorville, California donated cases of cereal and bottled water to the Victor Valley Rescue Mission. The Upper Narrows project is sharing the Mission’s property and the … Continue reading JWF Employees Donate to Victor Valley Rescue Mission

Pushing the Boundaries – Historic Santa Ana River Interceptor Project Completed in Southern California

In the early hours of the morning on May 1, 2013, microtunneling contractor James W. Fowler Co. broke through on the third of four drives for the Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation – SARI Mainline project, completing a difficult and record-setting drive that marked the longest S-curve completed in the United States to date. … Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries – Historic Santa Ana River Interceptor Project Completed in Southern California

Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation – SARI Mainline Project

Designed as a typical microtunnel project with several short, straight drives, the SARI Mainline offered JWF the perfect opportunity to offer an innovative value engineering proposal to eliminate shafts and combine multiple drives on the project. This saved the Orange County Sanitation District over $1 million and offered a 20% reduction in the tunneling schedule. … Continue reading Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation – SARI Mainline Project

Balch Consolidation Conduit Shafts & Pipelines awarded second place in annual DJC Top Projects

Constructing pipelines and shafts to control combined sewer overflows is no simple matter, especially when doing so through a former landfill. Working their way through fragments of glass, brick, wood, wire and sheet metal, in addition to unexpected boulders and even an automobile chassis, project team members for the Balch Consolidation Conduit Shafts and Pipelines … Continue reading Balch Consolidation Conduit Shafts & Pipelines awarded second place in annual DJC Top Projects