Utility Contractor

JUL-AUG 2018

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July/August 2018 | Utility Contractor 31 Johnson-Davis Inc.'s Rob Lima (left) and Edric Martin accept the Top Jobs award at the NUCA Convention in San Antonio. canal using a parallel bypass ditch and 12-in. hydraulic pump to keep up with downstream water. Even so, at several in- stances they had to open up the dirt berms to let water pass through the workzone as it was too much water for the by- pass to handle. After completion of Johnson-Davis' scope of work, JW Cheatham came on site. Like Johnson-Davis, JW Cheatham also had to fight the weather along the way to get the drive- way paved due to several rain events. After much effort and hard work, the project was finally completed on Nov. 22, 2017, when the driveway was opened to allow residents to use it just in time for Thanksgiving holiday. That same day, project manager Rob Lima and job super- intendent Edric Martin received a special thanks from the project inspectors and the Indianwood Golf & Country Club manager for the company's hard work and diligence in com- pleting the repair. "We at Johnson-Davis are proud to have provided such a service to a community in need after such a catastrophic event in all our lives who live in the state of Florida," Lima said. Team Effort Lima expressed thanks Johnson-Davis' partners who made the emergency project possible within a short time frame. "To be able to mobilize in 14 days, you need to have relationships with your suppliers and subs," he said. "They need to be on the same team and willing to commit to the project. "Special thanks are extended to Contech to have fabricated us a large diameter CMP pipe in record time," he said. "We would like to extend our thanks for Nutting Engineering and PSI, which worked together to make the QC part of the proj- ect a possibility. We also would like to thank Hans Wilkie from Apogee for his great work on survey, Kim Smith at Long- horn Landscaping for always being there when we needed sod, Southeast Guardrail, ESP for preconstruction video, RES Land Clearance for dirt hauling, Jim Kirkland for taking care of the sidewalk for us, Rui Silva at Fine Line for painting the stripes, Roadsafe for being a reliable barricade company, and JW Cheatham for slogging through the weather in order to get the driveway paved. "We also cannot forget to mention Rob Earnest's mainline crew, which did an outstanding job fighting through weather to install the culvert. Sergio Filipone and crew also had par- ticipation on rubble installation. Special thanks are also ex- tended to our back-up crew leaders involved in the project: Moises Molina, Everton Henry, and all other Indiantown and Ft. Pierce field workers who responded to Edric Martin's call of help to work on Nov. 18 for a final push to get the job graded, sodded and completed in time. "Finally, but not least, none of the work could have been done without the crucial planning and field supervision of our company's field superintendent Edric Martin, who also had to ensure the project stayed on schedule while dealing with his personal challenges that were brought as a conse- quence of the storm. Edric's ability to improvise and adapt to new circumstances was key to the project success and aggres- sive timeline." Although Hurricane Irma cost billions in damage and tragi- cally the loss of life, the resilient state is back up and running thanks to the work of Johnson-Davis and its partners. Johnson-Davis Inc.: General Contractor (Estimator: Scott Johnson; Project Manager: Rob Lima; Superintendent: Edric Martin, Pablo Fernandez; Foremen: Rob Earnest, Sergio Filipone, Moises Molina, Everton Henry) Contech Engineering: 60-in. CMP JW Cheatham: Roadway and paving (Equipment: Caterpillar 328D Excavator; Komatsu WA320 Loader).Nutting Engineering, Professional Service Industries (PSI): QC lab Longhorn Landscaping: Landscape restoration Pathway Enterprises: Flatwork Fine Line Striping: Pavement markings Roadsafe: Roadway barricades Apogee: Site survey Southeast Guardrail: Guardrail replacement SR-710 Indianwood Washout Repair Project Team

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