Design phaseThe project is currently in the exploration/design phase. Along with utility locates, site exploration, and soil testing, this phase included conducting a geotechnical probe. The probe provided essential information on how the geology beneath the river will impact construction. Conducting the geotechnical probe helped us determine the best tools to use for the future pipeline and the best … Continue reading Willamette River Crossing
Aging infrastructure is a growing concern for municipalities across the United States. Trenchless Technology magazine’s cover story discusses how trenchless means and methods can be used for repairing force mains. Click here for a link to the article.
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
The 350-foot microtunnel drive on the SW 86th Avenue Pump Station & Appurtenances project reached the reception shaft on Monday, June 30, 2014. Congratulations to the crew on a successful drive!
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
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
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
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