NE Tacoma / Federal Way Transmission Main

Tacoma, Washington

Owner: Tacoma Public Utilities Water Division

Client Name: RCI Construction Group

Engagement Scope

The Sutor Group was engaged by Robison Construction, Inc. to prepare damages analysis that was submitted to its pipe and coatings supplier. The total impact damage claim totaled approximately $900,000.

Project description

The project consisted of 20,000' of 48" and 10,000' of welded steel 60" water transmission main. It also included 780' of 60" diameter micro tunnel under the Puyallup River and mainline Burlington Northern and Union Pacific Rail lines.

Entitlement issues

The owner specified coating system used on the welded steel 60" water transmission line failed.

Type of impacts

RCI was spent labor, material and equipment dollars reworking and reapplying the failed coating system. In addition, while the owner was re-designing the solution RCI lost time and was delayed.