Friday, January 23, 2015

WSIP Recognizes Construction Project Teams for 7 Million Safe Work Hours

The construction teams working on Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) projects recently achieved a huge and important milestone. Between April 2009 and October 2014, these project teams performed 7 million hours of work on major construction projects, without a single major injury or incident. SFPUC representatives acknowledged this with a formal presentation of a certificate to the active construction management and contractor teams in December.

The WSIP projects have significantly lower rates of recordable injuries and lost work time compared to the national industry averages. The safety successes are a result of a robust safety program that has been embraced by the construction management teams as well as the project contractors. This milestone is evidence of the project teams’ outstanding commitment to the Think Safety, Work Safely approach, ensuring the program’s construction sites are safe places to work.

New Irvington Tunnel Project: SFPUC Team and Southland/Tutor Perini

Calaveras Dam Replacement Project: SFPUC Team and Dragados USA/Flatiron/Sukut Construction, Inc.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Nighttime Crews Working Away on the New Spillway for Calaveras Dam

What are construction crews doing at 2 a.m. at the Calaveras Dam? They are working in the pre-dawn hours to mix and place concrete for the new spillway. Over 40,000 cubic yards of concrete will be placed into the new 1550 ft concrete spillway for the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. Crews have to work in the early hours to ensure the concrete maintains a precise temperature to cure and reach its optimum strength. We are approximately 30% complete with the concrete spillway work.

Read more about the spillway here. The projected completion for the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project is late 2018.

 Crews work on placing concrete for the slabs of the new spillway
Crews work early hours placing concrete on the new spillway. All concrete is mixed on-site at our batch plant reducing truck deliveries on public roads.