KAI 360 Construction Services (KAI 360 CS) has been selected by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to provide Construction Management services on Phase 2 of the Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Expansion.
Located in St. Louis County near the confluence of the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers, the expansion plan will increase the capacity of the existing Lower Meramec WWTF to treat the flows that are currently treated at the interim Fenton WWTF. The estimated cost of the expansion project is $80 million, with construction slated to begin in early 2021.
The KAI 360 Construction Services (KAI 360 CS) team, which includes Jacobs Engineering, Black & Veatch, Gonzalez Companies, Lion CSG and SCI Engineering, will serve as staff extension to the MSD’s Construction Management Division and perform a variety of construction-related tasks, including:
- Review the design concept
- Perform bid-ability/constructability reviews of design submittals
- Perform reviews of engineer’s cost estimates
- Review and evaluate the contractor’s construction schedule
- Review, evaluate and process the contractor’s monthly pay applications
- Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with contract documents
- Perform specialty testing during construction as required
- Monitor the contractor’s testing programs
- Monitor the contractor’s compliance with MWBE subcontractor and workforce contractual requirements
- Track contractor progress and hold weekly progress meetings
- Monitor/manage shop drawing/submittal review
- Provide change order management
- Provide claims management
- Track and inventory procured equipment
- Assist in the development of a start-up plan of plant process equipment
- Administer contract close-out activities
KAI has successfully performed Construction Management services on a variety of MSD projects for the past 15 years and has a proven track record that includes Construction Management for more than $1.2 billion of infrastructure and facilities.
“Our approach to implementing the required Construction Management tasks will be guided by core principles based on our previous experience working with MSD and other public agencies,” said KAI 360 CS President Bruce Wood. “We will utilize our existing strong and effective working relationships with MSD, the design team, and contractors to focus on the work being completed safely, on budget, on schedule, to the required quality and with the necessary documentation.”