Natt McDougall Company Uses HeavyBid on Newport International Terminal Project
Two WWII ships were sunk in Newport, Oregon’s Yaquina Bay in 1948 to form the Newport International Terminal. One of the ships settled on an uneven bottom and listed toward the Bay, and the listing became worse over time. By 2004, the entire facility was in a poor state with dilapidated docks and rundown buildings. The port’s original design of a new terminal included no environmental cleanup or ship removal, and after years of delays, the new plan was way beyond the port’s budget. NMC did the work anyway, delivering a budget/phase layout that allocated estimated costs by objective to prioritize construction. The project involved remediation of both ships, removal of the cracked ship — NMC saved the port $1.4 million by determining removal of the second ship was unnecessary — new cargo and fishing docks, and new roll-on/roll-off dock.
What makes it interesting?
Environmental concerns forced a two-year delay to construction, and plans were revamped. The owner’s budget did not include the changes, and NMC saved the owner money by saving one ship originally slated for demolition and demolishing the other while it floated. NMC had to work within In-Water Work Periods. NMC’s complete remediation of both ships earned them the EPA Phoenix Award.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
NMC adopted the “Rolling GMP,” pricing and performing portions of work dictated by permit requirements on several individual packages at a time. Savings on one package were applied to future work, even though that package might not be complete. The project moved ahead piece by piece, within available funding, until complete. NMC executed 29 contract amendments, each one estimated separately in HeavyBid.
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