CME performed Construction Engineering and Inspection services as part of Connecticut Department of Transportation’s efforts to mitigate environmental issues found at some of its highway garage facilities. Projects involved removal and replacement of fueling storage and dispenser infrastructure, improvements to water treatment systems, and replacement of facility heating system boiler burners.
CME coordinated the construction to minimize and maintain down time to meet strict CTDOT and CTDEEP permit requirements for water quality and fuel system monitoring. Fuel and heating system renovations were performed while DOT maintained use of the facility.
CME provided construction engineering and inspection services for the removal and replacement of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) with Above-ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) at highway maintenance facilities in Connecticut Department of Transportation’s District 3. Construction activities included demolition and replacement of fuel management and dispenser systems and tank management systems which involved site excavation and reconstruction and installation of electrical systems and petroleum piping.
CME also provided oversight for the renovation of HVAC systems and coordinated utility services. Our team was responsible for recording CTDOT and contractor communication, leading progress meetings, processing pay requests, inspection reporting, reviewing change orders, providing written construction direction, performing shop drawing review and coordination, certified payroll wage review, and project closeout. Field changes were developed and implemented during construction based on individual maintenance facility needs and issues uncovered during construction. Site work and construction activities were coordinated around ever-changing facility operations for snow clearing and highway maintenance.
This multiyear contract is being issued in phases with each assignment involving two sites per construction season. For Phases 1 and 2, CME provided oversight and inspection for the removal of USTs and installation of new infrastructure at Wallingford and Stratford highway garage facilities (Phase 1) and Orange and East Haven facilities (Phase 2). Phase 3 involves the replacement of a fuel island and storage tanks at the Branford facility and removal of a UST and replacement of the oil-water separator at the New Haven District 3 Headquarters.