The nature of the work and complexity of operations for the Lower Fox River Project definitely qualified it to be considered HCSS’ Most Interesting Project. Beginning in the spring of 2006, JFB — alongside a multitude of specialized contractors — have been performing the remediation of the Lower Fox River OU2-5 in northeast Wisconsin. The project footprint extends approximately 17 miles from the small town of Little Rapids to the Bay of Green Bay. The banks of the Fox River once contained the largest collection of paper mills in the world. From 1957 through 1971, these operations inadvertently discharged 25,000 pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the river, which is now classified as a Superfund cleanup site.
What makes it interesting?
The Lower Fox River Project is one of the largest sediment remediation projects in the history of the United States. Project highlights include: seven vessels regarded as historically significant removed and documented; a vehicle found during the use of multi-beam survey (the vehicle was later removed from the river and closed a case on a stolen vehicle some 40 years old); and nearly 600,000 safe work hours from the start of work to date without a lost-time incident.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
During the bid process, JF Brennan utilized HCSS HeavyBid to provide the robust platform necessary to track and manage all of the essential details of this projected 10-year project. Additionally, HeavyJob is utilized for all day-to-day tracking, budgeting, and payroll processing operations, which encompass over 80 employees and literally hundreds of pieces of equipment.