This project took place at the 32.4 MGD City of Olathe WTP No. 2. Various upgrades throughout the existing plant included replacing the existing Pall UF modules and upgrading the SCADA system as it related to the Pall system. Other items in this project included new floor coatings, strainer rehabilitation, misc. air piping and accessory improvements, and various chemical piping upgrades. This project also included installing a future connection point to the existing 42” reservoir influent piping and other miscellaneous plant upgrades. Unique from the beginning, this project offered the ability for the owner, engineer, and contractor to deliver a strong collaborative team effort to provide various upgrades not part of the original contract documents. We worked together to utilize additional funds to provide quality and cost-efficient solutions to benefit the overall project.
Changes in cost associated with this project were all added scope items, and included a deductive alternate added back in the base bid during the construction phase. We performed various important plant maintenance items, value-engineered the future reservoir influent piping work item, and provided a quality solution at a cost lower than originally bid.
Erick Lowe was directly involved in this project as the Project Manager. He worked cohesively with our Project Superintendent, with John Gilroy and staff, and with Andrew Hansen and staff to ensure that all plant impacts were minimized and that Crossland provided the best quality and safety possible.