Ames Construction added eight miles of new track via a Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) delivery method for the Alliance Intermodal Facility Expansion Project in Haslet, Texas. Extensive coordination with the project owner’s operations team was necessary to ensure safe working conditions and minimize impacts within the fully operational facility.
Ames constructed two new buildings at an accelerated pace for this project. Construction of a yard hostler maintenance facility and a new employee building was scheduled to take 12 months. Despite many design changes throughout the course of construction, Ames completed the buildings in just 8 months.
The project also included construction of three new parking lots, underground drainage, electrical, telecommunication duct banks, and water and sewer utility relocation. Challenged with identifying many unknown underground utilities within the old railyard, the team focused on resolving relocation needs quickly to keep construction moving forward. All three parking lots were paved with concrete that Ames produced on-site using its concrete batch plant.
Another highlight of this project was a collaboration between Ames and its pipe supplier to design and produce more than 16,000 feet of corrugated metal pipe ranging in diameter from 60 to 96 inches. This pipe was produced on-site by the supplier and installed by Ames to create a large underground detention system beneath one of the parking lots.