Client: County of Rensselaer
Performance Contractor: Siemens Building Technologies
Location: Troy, NY
Design: Camp Dresser & McKee and Clough Harbour & Associates
Service: Construction Management At-Risk
Approximately $7.1 million dollars worth of renovations to the plant including solids dewatering upgrades, conversion of sludge holding tanks to digesters, self sustaining digestion, and methane storage. BCI trade labor performed selective demolition, cast-in-place and precast concrete, heavy equipment rigging and setting, and yard piping. There is a 42’ diameter 35’ tall storage tank made up of 500 CY Concrete and 100 Tons Rebar. There is also a 4,400 SF 12” Hollow Core Pre-Cast. The total concrete placement is approximately 1500 CY. BCI management”s responsibility includes coordination of all equipment supply, piping, and electrical/control work required to provide a fully active system.
This consisted of a $7.7 million dollar additional digestion capacity and sludge drying equipment eliminating the need to landfill sludge.
There was approximately $10.2 million in additions and renovations to Pump Stations throughout the county resulting in greater efficiency and an increased processing capacity of approximately 15 million gallons per day. The extension of the county sewer infrastructure to new industrial companies allowed for expansion of private industry in the county.
As a result of this upcoming project, one of the largest companies located in the county, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, has been able to halt its need to move its operations out of the area because of the company’s increased waste water capacity requirements.
Future Development Plans:
- Upgrade of the current mechanical aeration system with a more efficient air bubble diffuser system and replacement of the grit removal and transfer system
Note: As a result of this upcoming project, one of the largest companies located in the county, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, has been able to halt its need to move its operations out of the area because of the company’s increased waste water capacity requirements
“This is an exceptional general contractor.”
Robert Brash – Senior Construction Manager