April 2020 Newsletter
Updated: Jun 11, 2021
WHAT'S NEW WITH US?
WELCOME TO PROSPECT!
MEGHAN MCCARTHY JOINS US AS A PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR AND ESTIMATING SUPPORT.
WAYNE RISMOEN & SKIP LERVOLD TOOK THE LEAD ON CLOSING OUT PICNIC POINT WWTF AND KENT BOOSTER PUMP STATION.
THEY DID A GREAT JOB TRACKING DOWN THE LAST OF THE REMAINING WORK AND WRAPPING UP THE PUNCH LIST ITEMS! HERE'S TO TWO MORE SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS!
TO FOREMEN ANTHONY COOPER, JEREMY MCKIBBEN & DANA PARKER FOR PUTTING IN THE EXTRA EFFORT TO ENSURE CREW AND PROJECT SUCCESS!
THE PROSPECT WAY: QUARAN-TEAM EDITION
These are strange times! I heard it said that we are all sailing through the same storm, but we are all not in the same boat. We are experiencing the effects of the storm differently: some have kids at home, and others are empty-nesters; some are able to work, and some are not; while some have elderly parents living with them, and others not. The point is each of us must make choices as individuals to assess the fit, risk-profiles, and tolerances.
The Prospect teams want to support each individual and, fortunately, because all our work is deemed essential, we are able to keep those who can and want to work working,
and we can adjust and accommodate the choices of those who need to stay isolated.
There are two messages I want to communicate:
•I believe we were created to work and accomplish, and through work, serve our community. As such, I believe work is good for us, and it is healthy for us to work and be a part of the community work provides.
•Having said that, I also believe we need to look out for each other:if you’re sick, stay home; and/or if you have extraordinary health risks, stay home
We will make it through this time, and it is my hope that we emerge stronger as a team! ~Gordy
SAFETY PRO TIP OF THE QUARTER: COVID-19 HOW TO STAY SAFE
Based on the information received so far, and on experiences with other coronaviruses, COVID-19 appears to spread mostly through respiratory droplets (e.g., when a sick person coughs) and close contact. During day-to-day activities, people can take the following measures to prevent infection, in accordance with WHO guidelines:
1.Clean the hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitizer or wash them with soap and water. The CDC also make this recommendation, advising that sanitizer should contain “at least 60% alcohol” and that people should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds.
2.Clean surfaces — such as sinks and work desks — regularly with disinfectant.
3.Avoid crowded areas when going out, for people over 60 years old and people with any underlying health problems.
4.Try to avoid close contact with people who display flu-like symptoms, including coughing and sneezing.
IN THE FIELD: PROJECT SPOTLIGHT
SALMON CREEK WWTP SOLIDS HANDLING IMPROVEMENTS
This quarter started off productive until the pandemic hit. Forward progress came to a stop, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We anticipate being back up to 100% in the beginning of May. Major accomplishments for the quarter were the completion of piping associated with the Digester #2 system, installation of the membrane cover, installation of the new underground storm system, and installation of the new FRP odor control system piping.
Looking forward, the goal is to have Digester #2 system up and running by the end of May and start the demo/rework of Digester #1 system
SOUTH BASE EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Burl and Casey are pushing hard to get the Vehicle Maintenance Building foundations complete for erection of the pre-engineered metal building. Anthony Cooper is leading the civil crews with unit price work getting underground infrastructure installed. Evan, Kahlen, and Josh G. are working hard to help flush out contract drawing details and make the work...workable! The crews keep on adapting to the ongoing site changes and are working diligently to make this project a success. Keep up the hard work everyone!
LOWER RUSSELL LEVEE SETBACK CONSTRUCTION PHASE 1
Work continues with the construction of the floodwall. All structural excavation and vinyl sheet piling installation had been completed. Work continues to push forward with construction of the footing and walls. The civil crew started backfilling of the wall and fine grading the site with our new GPS grade control dozer. Future work includes dry finishing and painting the wall. All work should be wrapped up by mid-July. Shout out to the crews as they meet the deadlines for this schedule critical project!
SEATTLE-TACOMA KOA CAMPGROUNDS
KOA is on its way to completion with the bulk of the work finished by the end of April. There are a few items to finish out the project, but PCI has completed their portion of the contracted work. Matt Titus & his team have shown how determined they are, and they have made sure this project is a prime example of why developers and owners will choose Prospect Construction as their “one-shop stop” contractor in the northwest!
LAKEWOOD PUMP STATIONS
With the major work at the existing pump station behind them, Matt, and his team at Lakewood, have pushed hard to complete the installation of pump cans, vault, and the major site piping at the new site. They are currently working on underslab electrical and plumbing at the new pump station and are on track to have the building concrete poured shortly.