With over two decades spent tunneling in the challenging geotechnical conditions of the Pacific Northwest, the J.W. Fowler team has developed a unique capability to self-perform a wide variety of tunneling, trenchless, and shaft-sinking methods including slurry microtunneling with deep water retrieval, earth pressure balance tunneling, SEM tunneling, hard rock tunneling, open face conventional tunneling with rib and lagging or liner plate, slip lining, cast-in-place concrete liner, frozen ground excavations, segmentally lined caissons, pipe ramming, and auger boring.
I found James W. Fowler Co. to be a true and valued partner by identifying project challenges and offering innovative solutions, often prior to the beginning of construction, and without impacting the successful and timely completion of the project.
J.W. Fowler staff worked closely with City of Portland staff and the design firm to prepare a constructible design that would meet our needs. They were able to help us shave more than $15,000,000 (33%) from the overall estimated cost of the project.
Fowler built a shaft 183' deep next to the lake and successfully tunneled it into the bottom of the lake. They completed this challenging task without impact to the lake or the land that surrounds the beautiful lake.
Fowler's depth of knowledge and experience helped make the project successful and a pleasurable experience. Fowler believes in and contributed to a "partnership" approach to project management.