Utility Contractor

MAR-APR 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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was Ryan's go-to supplier for all of the concrete pipe in- stalled on this site, while Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group produced and delivered the large box culverts in a timely manner required to keep the project moving. Ferguson Waterworks was Ryan's supplier for all water and sewer related materials. Ferguson's ability to procure all the materials, when required, made this part of the project a great success. A local directional bore contractor, Arrow Directional Bore, did an excellent job of helping to value engineer its portion of the project and bring this aspect of the project in on time and budget. Another local company, Trio Development, was instrumen- tal in helping to construct the master sewage lift station. By being involved from the beginning and helping to facilitate the design, Trio played a large part in the success of the project. ADS Pipe provided all of Ryan's HDPE piping for the large storm drainage system. The pipe sizes ranged from the stan- dard 12-in. pipe to a maximum 60-in. diameter. ADS's abil- ity to keep up with the fast-paced job schedule made its contribution invaluable. Benefit to the Client and Community The largest benefit to the community is the creation of thousands of jobs. Magic Leap, a developer of entertainment technology, moved into 300,000 sq ft of the building for its "Photonic Lightfield Chip" pilot manufacturing facility and will continue to expand. Magic Leap would like to base 80 percent of their company in South Florida. The health care company Amsurg Corp. will generate additional job opportunities as well. Baptist Health South Florida built a 15,000-sq ft endoscopy center on the prop- erty, while Torburn is adding 40,000 sq ft of retail that will be connected to the offices by a plaza. The company is also updating the landscaping, renovating an existing cafeteria and adding a fitness center. Starbucks and Chipotle are among eight national chains also taking up residence on the site. A Walgreens also is planned. Plantation Pointe will have roughly 3,000 employ- ees at full capacity. Magic Leap will do for the site and the city what Motorola did decades ago; attracting skilled labor. Another benefit to the community is the "rebirth" of that corner of town, transforming it into a vibrant technology hub. "The site is really flourishing," Knight said. "The project has been a huge success and we are proud to have been able to play a role in the re-development." Blue Water Partners senior project manager William Bor- regard added: "We are completely satisfied with the out- come of this project. [We] brought Ryan Inc. Southern on board during the design process and [were] able to success- fully collaborate with the owner and engineer, producing many valuable ideas, saving the project a significant amount of time and money." Utility Contractor 31 A benefit of the project is the "rebirth" along a major thoroughfare, transforming it into a vibrant technology hub. A $35 million makeover of an old Motorola facility in Plantation, Florida, is helping the city transform a key piece of real estate into a new commercial and retail center. This major undertaking involved the installation of thousands of feet of 6-ft by 7-ft box culvert.

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