- Company: Anchor Construction Corporation
- Industry: Power
- Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
- Expected Completion Date: November 11, 2014
- Project Website
Furnish and install 3 EA – Transformer and containment structures, column and footing foundations, furnish and install Oil Reclaim structure with inside dimension of 7’x17’x9’ headroom, furnish and install 2 EA – PEPCO in-line manholes with 6’x12’x7’ headroom, furnish and install, 1 EA – Petro Barrier with 6” outfall, install 2” sump pump and piping, installed 7’ wide Bio-Swale with 6” under drain, approximately 500 TF of various sizes conduit sections from 1 way to 12 way and grounding, furnish and installed steel, brick and blocking for the new building, furnish and install approximately 185 linear feet of Iron Fence and 210 linear feet of Chain link Fence, installed approximately 450 SY of new asphalt pavement and landscaping.
What impact does this project have on America?
The general work performed at Riverdale Substation No. 4 was designed for the initial 34kV operation and future 115kV operation.
The scope involved the civil construction of the following: Three (3) transformer bays with three (3) concrete foundations for the 115/34.5/13.8kV transformers, cable terminal steel structural supports and steel framing enclosures with fire protected masonry for their use.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
Anchor Construction had to complete the bay area along with the walls in a scheduled date in order for the 3 transformers to be installed prior to installation of the roof screens. We had to work closely and safely for the installation of the roof screen on top of these transformers in order not to damage them.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
To prevent any dangers or damages, we had to work closely and safely for the installation of the roof screen on top of these transformers in order not to damage them. Note we used Hittite Steel who provided the roof screen and installed safety while the transformers are inside the bays without any issue and problems.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
There is no new technology really use in this project, but good planning, sequence of work, communication and having the right equipment, materials and labor to accomplish the job was the key to the success of this project. The work was consist of building foundations, masonry walls, and asphalt and landscape restoration.