Port KC acquired the Advantage Metal Site and gained access through the floodwall to the port area. This project reestablished rail service to the port’s facility and expanded its operation by with transloading capability between, rail, truck and barge traffic. The project involves three construction contracts: general demolition and earthwork; a bridging slab to protect a 60-inch effluent pipe from the Kansas City, Missouri, Wastewater Treatment Plant (KCMO WWTP); and track installation.
Our team developed design plans, specifications and bid documents for all aspects of the project and provided construction oversight services as the owner’s on-site representative for this riverfront enhancement. As construction moved forward, our field staff performed on-site construction management and resident engineering services. Challenges for this site included many unforeseen conditions, including poor soil conditions, non-engineered fill, buried trash and debris, and abandoned infrastructure (mass concrete). Our on-site construction personnel worked as a direct liaison between the contractors, owner and engineers to quickly propose solutions, which saved time and reduced potential change orders.