Brasfield & Gorrie Jobsite Toured by International Water, Sewer Experts
October 2, 2014
Birmingham, Ala. (Oct. 2, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that an international group of water and wastewater professionals recently visited the contractor’s jobsite at South Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as part of the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC).
“This tour presented a unique opportunity for industry leaders to see the major systems we are building to support needed environmental upgrades in urban facilities, and it enabled this global group of water and wastewater professionals to benchmark our work in this field,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Regional President Brian Barr.
Approximately 80 conference attendees participated in the tour, which was hosted by Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden, the Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works, program manager CH2M HILL, general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie and the host of engineers and equipment manufacturers involved in the project.
The event showcased the City-Parish’s investment of over $250 million in state-of-the art facility upgrades to the plant as part of the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Control and Wastewater Facilities Program. Constructed in three phases, the improvements will accommodate future flows, allow the consolidation and closure of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, improve environmental compliance and upgrade treatment technologies and efficiencies.
Brasfield & Gorrie has served as general contractor for all three phases of the improvements and will complete the final phase in 2015. Working at the plant continuously since 2009, Brasfield & Gorrie completed the first phase of work in 2011 and the second phase in 2013.
In addition to hosting the tour of South Wastewater Treatment Plant, Brasfield & Gorrie also participated in WEFTEC 2014 by exhibiting at the conference, and Brasfield & Gorrie Senior Estimator Christy Perdue presented during one of the conference sessions. Perdue discussed a contractor’s perspective of bidding procedures and equipment procurement during a session on Sept. 30.
The largest conference of its kind in North America, WEFTEC was held this year in New Orleans from Sept. 27 through Oct.1.d during one of the conference sessions. Perdue discussed a contractor’s perspective of bidding procedures and equipment procurement during a session on Sept. 30.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.