More Efficient Power Technology
The supercritical coal-fired power plant in Mauban, Quezon, Philippines under San Buenaventura Power, Ltd. Co. (SBPL), is a partnership between Meralco PowerGen Corp. (MGen) and New Growth BV, a subsidiary of the Electricity Generating Public Co., Ltd. or EGCO Group of Thailand. The power plant is said to be the first in the country to use state-of-the-art technology, which is more efficient than all other existing coal plants in the Philippines. The power plant will play a crucial role as electricity demand grows, especially in Luzon, which accounts for 70% of the country’s gross domestic product.
Contractor: FSPhil Corporation
Suk Ho Kang, President
Roselle Garcia, Vice President
Beom Sik Choi, Project Manager
Kun Hwang Kim, Construction Manager
Jeffrey Hong Sr., Quantity Surveyor
Yong Bum Lee Sr., Estimating Engineer
Jesus Ray Quirimit, Procurement Manager
EFCO Project Personnel
Joel Torio, EFCO Sr. Territory Manager
Ferdinand Castro, EFCO Field Supervisor
Caruso Pandes, EFCO Engineer
Unique Application – Hartford, Connecticut
Kenny Obayashi JV challenged EFCO to provide a rollback system on an inside radius application. Using the EFCO REDI-RADIUS® system mounted to EFCO’s GUIDED RAIL SYSTEM (GRS) frames provided the best value and lowest in-place concrete costs on the South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel.
EFCO engineers designed a solution that included two 12′ (3,600 mm) REDI-RADIUS forms mounted on three GRS frames to create 24′ (7.2 m) long gang forms. Custom GRS shoes were designed with a bevel to allow the outer frames to be parallel to the center frame that was using the standard GRS shoe. In addition, EFCO Combination Bias Corners and Reverse Bias Corners were installed between gangs and oriented so every other gang could be rolled back for cleaning first, then the other gangs could be rolled back immediately after. Forms were then rolled forward in reverse order.
No Ties: A Requirement
Project requirements also demanded the system be a tieless 74′ (22.6 m) diameter compression form x 10′ (3 m) tall placement. The contractor completed the 80′ deep shaft and shipped the forms back while they excavated another 100′ (30.5 m) down. At that point, the contractor requested EFCO’s assistance to reconfigure the forms to the next diameter of 70′ (21.3 m) and ship them back to the crew for the next phase
Fullerton Finished Water Reservoir, Rosedale, Maryland
Sixty years in the making, the new Fullerton Finished Water Reservoir wasn’t considered shovel ready until just this last fall. In fact, Eisenhower was President of the United States when the Department of Public Works purchased land in the Fullerton area to construct a reservoir. Now, as new state and federal requirements require that all treated drinking water be stored in covered tanks, the project is full steam ahead. The purpose for the tanks being constructed is to conform to the new state and federal requirements for treated drinking water to be stored in covered tanks.
Contractor: PRELOAD, LLC & Allan Myers
Project Personnel PRELOAD, LLC
Sean Vorsteg, Project Engineer
Daniel Almanza, Jr., Project Manager
Robert Barbarisi, Jr., Manager
Will Cooksey, P.E. Vice President, Sales
Project Personnel Allan Myers
Samantha Cowan, Project Engineer
Matthew Shapansky, Project Manager
Paul Menzen, Project Superintendent
EFCO Project Personnel
Vic Engleman, EFCO Territory Manager
Rick Lynch, EFCO Field Supervisor
Zack Montgomery, EFCO Engineer
Bill Miller, EFCO Engineer
Waller Creek Park, Austin Texas
The Waller Creek Conservancy and the City of Austin, through a Public Private Partnership (P3), awarded Zachry Construction Corporation the Waller Creek Park project as the Construction Manager at Risk
(CMAR). The project includes the restoration of Waller Creek from Waterloo Park to Lady Bird Lake. The project revitalizes and restores this area by creating a chain of parks and connecting the community with a pedestrian infrastructure of creek crossings, sidewalks and overlooks. Zachry will perform preconstruction services and eventually oversee all construction activities.