The North Meadows Extension – Tributary B Outfall in Castle Rock, CO involved the installation of a 10-foot by 6-foot CBC at a depth of 23 feet and a length of 236 feet. Challenges included crossing under a railroad and a parallel major highway (50 feet apart), thus connecting a detention pond with a stream channel. The Union Pacific Railroad allowed an open cut of the Class A tracks (30 trains daily) if assured that there would be a maximum of only 30 hours between trains. In cooperation with Colorado Department of Transportation, the Town of Castle Rock, and the CMAR team, approval and use of a temporary detour was agreed to allow the safe construction of this congested crossing.
What makes it interesting?
The project had difficult elements, including multiple stakeholders, limited access, existing utilities, and deep excavation to be completed within 40 hours. It required two teams working 12-hour shifts in order to safely reach the deadline and open the rail and the highway on time.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
The project was estimated using HeavyBid and managed using HeavyJob. HeavyJob helped make fast work of job tracking, cost, and reporting. However, HeavyBid is the most powerful tool our estimating department posesses and is responsible for much of the successes.