After the mesh was placed, JWF’s subcontractor Superior Gunite was able to move in and perform the shotcrete placement. For Culvert #3 Superior was able to place the entire length in the three full days just before Thanksgiving. After the shotcrete was complete JWF removed the dewatering wells and cleaned out the culvert. A concrete coring sub then took concrete cores for every 50 CY that was placed and performed a break test after the 42-day cure time.

CONCLUSION

The project faced many challenges but the JWF team forged forward through each of them. The project from the top down was a success. The estimate package allowed room for creativity and provided multiple options on how to approach the work. The field team’s creativity and superb work ethic were key to finishing the project on time and well under budget.

Matthew Mills
Project Engineer
James W. Fowler Co.