IMCO was one of the first responding contractors following the mudslides on March 22, 2014, near the community of Oso, Washington. As search and rescue efforts waged on and plans and specs for clearing and rebuilding the roadway were underway, IMCO donated countless man-hours and equipment to search, recovery, and clearing and sorting through remains and debris. This was an incredibly emotional time, and there wasn’t a lot of clear direction until contracts were issued through Snohomish County and the Washington State Department of Transportation. IMCO was the lowest of five bidders for the WSDOT contract to clear the debris from the highway. This was a critical piece to rehabilitation as it restored access from Arlington to Darrington and made the way for contractors and others to help rebuild the area and continue the search for the remaining two victims.
What makes it interesting?
The landslide on March 22, 2014, in Oso, Washington, was the deadliest in U.S. history, killing 44 people and obliterating a riverside neighborhood. The clean up was a fast-paced and complex project that had to be completed in 30 days.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
Based on the reporting generated by HeavyJob, IMCO was able to print reports and review them with the project team. They were able to make fast, educated decisions on crew size and productivity (number of trucks and equipment). Because the project absolutely had to be completed in 30 days, sometimes the most cost-effective way to do something wasn’t always the quickest. IMCO had to look at using larger excavators, and more of them, to load out more trucks in the project duration–faster, but not the most cost effective method. Using HeavyJob’s tools, IMCO was able to see how the project was going to perform using larger equipment, not only in the Production Analysis function of the software but also in the Cost to Complete Function. Utilizing HeavyJob to track, analyze, and project the projects performance was paramount in this project’s success.