Precision Pipeline’s experience gained through their partnerships with clients contributes to making Precision Pipeline a solid choice to assist in municipal pipeline projects.These experiences have added to Precision Pipeline’s network of employees and subcontractors knowledge and understanding of the following:
- EPA Procedures, Regulations, and Assessment Schedules
- Necessary information to provide to public and public governing bodies
- Property owner rights regarding utility and related works
- Safety and environmental risks and standards of good practice
- NEPA, which requires all Federal agencies to make environmental considerations and accommodations
- Local, county and state laws and zoning ordinances
- Effective and respectful negotiation with property owners
Underground utilities are the foundation of Precision Pipeline. We have been involved in installing systems for storm drainage, sanitary sewer, landfill leachate collection, and water distribution. Our commitment to proper installation for every project requires consistent and diligent attention to detail and monitoring for safety. Precision Pipeline’s collection of staff and equipment is sufficient for specialized applications and underground utility projects the range in size from small, thousand dollar projects to multimillion-dollar developments.
Precision Pipeline is distinguished not only by the depth and scope of its services, but also by unmatched experience, particularly in providing underground services to municipal governments. Precision’s staff has extensive experience in industry-specific technology, equipment, procedures, and standards. We ensure that all specifications are met and the utilities which we install provide each client with a long lasting, cost-effective, and trouble-free system. Precision Pipeline ensures that materials and installations meet or exceed all applicable regulations, providing necessary documentation of work timeline and regulation-compliant completion. Consequently, we are known for unusual effectiveness in helping clients accomplish their objectives in environments others may find daunting or unfamiliar.
Precision Pipeline’s experience and resources, like our clients’ interests, transcend geographic boundaries. We maintain a valued network of subcontractors and suppliers who assist in providing turn-key services to our customers. We preserve the integrity of our work by requiring that all subcontractors maintain current licensure and insurance documentation while adhering to our in-house safety program. We use an electronic infrastructure that allows us to link all staff, subcontractors, and suppliers as well as their wealth of experience and resources to bear on the most demanding issues for our clients — promptly and efficiently.
Turnkey projects Precision Pipeline focus on providing a solution rather than simply providing equipment. With a single accountable firm holding responsibility, you can be sure the project will meet the time, cost, and regulation requirements.
A typical turnkey project includes:
- Engineering design (e.g. mechanical, structural, foundation,electrical power, and control)
- Procurement of equipment, materials, and services
- Management of construction process and equipment installation
- System start-up, air balancing
- Provision of operation & maintenance manuals
- Personnel training
- Performance Guarantee
While project planning, a plan assessment on the existing field conditions is a crucial first step. Precision Pipeline staff is prepared to provide useful design build information to the engineer designing your project. Cost-effective engineering projects is one of the ways we can help to keep prices down. Our local experience and knowledge of city and state specifications helps to build your project successfully.
Route & Site Selection
For pipeline projects, a review takes place in the field by Precision Pipeline personnel to familiarize our team with the area associated with the project. Most importantly it provides an opportunity for observation that can often identify unknown physical features and unidentified structures that can have a direct impact on the proposed pipe alignment. Price competitive engineering provided by Precision Pipeline, Inc. can keep cost and schedule impacts for your project to a minimum.
A review of current land values will identify important differentiations in unique markets. Identification of topographical and environmental features will highlight floodplains, wetlands as well as any archeological, cultural and historical sites. All of these could have significantly impact project design, cost, and the ultimate feasibility of the project.
Precision Pipeline has entered into direct subcontract agreements with other professional service providers on scores of projects. We are excellent coordinators and collaborators. We are prepared to work with subcontractors as well as at the direction of a prime contractor.
In the “right of way” business, it is impossible to work in a vacuum. Without the assistance, and often direction, of other professionals (i.e. consulting firms, contractors, and public agencies), right of way acquisition can come to a screeching halt.
Precision Pipeline works for and with firms involved with consulting, appraisals, surveys, construction, regulation. Most importantly, we work for and with our clients and their designated representatives. We simply need the name of the designated contact person with whom we will work and we will take it from there. We work exceedingly well in a team environment and understand the importance of seeking and taking direction.
Many times, Precision Pipeline’s clients require the use of professionals for appraisals, surveys, utility relocation coordination, site plan drawings, environmental studies, or even demolition of structures along with the associated clearing and proper disposal of debris.
Our experience has shown that coordination of these professionals’ services with the right of way acquisition activity can significantly and positively affect on project timing and efficiency. Coordination of these other professional services can improve workflow and avoid the client costly and time-consuming “re-do’s” on work and documentation that have an actual or presumed expiration date. For example, some agencies will not accept appraisals that are older than six months. New courthouse filings on titles are known to occur between the original title review and a scheduled closing date.
Precision Pipeline brings expertise in environmental compliance management of construction projects in the following areas: mitigation planning, permitting;development and implementation of stormwater pollution prevention, inspection and monitoring of projects; erosion and sediment control, and restoration and environmental training.
We take a proactive approach in monitoring, adjusting, and ensuring successful work operations with minimal impact on the environment. Our workforce is aware of the environmental issues on every job we perform, and by stressing minimal disturbance as part of our work policy, projects are completed successfully with as little disturbance as possible. Our environmental planning starts as early as the bid process ensuring that the environment is considered in how we will perform the work.
Precision Pipeline’s Environmental Capabilities
Environmental Mitigation Planning and Implementation
Many projects have some element of environmental mitigation that is required. We can help your company develop a mitigation implementation plan that details how to protect environmental resources amidst your construction project. Our team has experience dealing with a wide variety of environmental issues, including but not limited to, the maintenance and protection of protected animal and plant species and their habitats, aquatic resources (e.g. wetlands and vernal pools), and cultural resources.
Environmental Compliance Management and Inspection Priorities
- Oversight of environmental requirements of project
- Inspection, monitoring, and documentation of the implementation of best management practices
- Technical review of pre-construction and compliance documents (e.g. permits and technical specifications).
Erosion and Sediment Control
Construction projects have the potential to expose large areas of soil which increase the risk for soil erosion and runoff of sediment-laden storm water. Precision Pipeline can develop and/or implement a stormwater pollution prevention plan. Our team will design, install, and maintain your temporary and permanent erosion and sediment control.
Precision Pipeline will develop and deliver to personnel a training program specific to your project.
Possible training topics include:
- Spill response
- Best management practice installation
- Environmental protocols
- Cultural resource protection
- Noxious weed management
When Precision is notified of a leaking pipeline, it is essential that an emergency pipeline repair and action plan is ready.
The development of this repair and action plan includes the following:
- Selection and mobilization of the most appropriate team available to manage and coordinate all remedial activities;
- Critical survey performed ASAP, selecting the applicable survey method in order to accurately establish the exact leak location;
- Performance of a detailed inspection of the leak site to determine full extent of damage;
- Mobilization of appropriate equipment and resources to enable the most efficient execution of the repair;
- Execution of the entire repair operation with a professional, effective, and committed support team.
Experience has shown that emergency repairs are often poorly executed due to a lack of expertise and support from management during the repair operation. Precision Pipeline has strong practical experience in emergency pipeline repair work.
In an emergency, time is of the essence. Therefore contractual arrangements such as service orders with Precision Pipeline would help if finalized in advance.