Flooding destroyed two dams at Emerald Valley Ranch, which the Broadmoor Hotel had purchased and re-opened after a $4 million renovation three weeks prior to the floods. On land leased by the US Forest Service, the project was limited in the number of trees that could be removed and the amount of land that could be disturbed. The new dams required a bentonite cutoff wall and an outfall pipe and spillway constructed of ATB. Access to the site was not passable by any vehicle larger than a tandem truck. All equipment was wheeled to the site from an off-loading area 8 miles away, up a winding mountain road. The only material available was decomposed granite with roughly 50 percent cobbles, which required a power screen be sent to the site as well. The project had to operate 24/7, and the bedrock was 12 feet deeper than anticipated.
What makes it interesting?
A limited amount of land could be disturbed due to US Forest Service regulations, and due to limited access to the site, equipment had to be wheeled up a winding mountain road to the site from an off-loading area 8 miles away. The entire embankment had been washed away, and the 100-plus loads of new material had to be hauled to the site in buckets and on flatbed trailers. Emerald Valley Ranch was built in the early 1900s.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
The project was estimated using HeavyBid and managed using HeavyJob. HeavyJob helped RE. Monks make fast work of job tracking, cost, and reporting. But HeavyBid is the most powerful tool the company’s estimating department possesses and is responsible for much of their successes.