Bend Water Reclamation Facility Headworks Replacement Project

This project included construction of a new two story precast panel building, the housing of three influent trains, and is set up for one more train to meet upcoming future demand. Each train consists of a band screen placed in a specialty fabricated stainless steel tank handling all the primary influent via large modulating pinch valves, then pushing the solids through a washer/compactor and onto conveyor system which is then distributed into one of two dumpster rooms. Each room having specialty weight measurement controls that determine where the solids will be distributed into the dumpster for an even placed load, as well as, specialty designed curtains and ventilation system making this process surprising pleasant for all plant personnel and visiting bystanders. Each train is cleaned on a regular basis via a hot water flush from the boiler and available hot water lines throughout the facility. The facility is controlled via mostly modulating butterfly valves powered by the new air compressor and the updated compressed air system located in the existing, and recently updated, digester building. These updates accompanied by misc repairs and improvements to the existing facility affected by the work have modernized this plant to “State of The Art” status, operating at a current 25% to 35% capacity on average, as well as, outfitting the City of Bend with the tools and methods to meet the potential waste water demands for at least next 25 years, if not longer.

Total Project Value: $ 7,546,645

Slayden Construction Role: General Contractor

Owner: City of Bend, Public Works

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"We have been impressed with their management skills, starting with preconstruction where they performed value engineering that reduced costs, lead procurement with detailed bid packages that brought our project qualified subcontractors and manufacturers and produced a schedule that would get our project completed on time. Slayden has continued this into the construction phase by managing the work to stay on schedule."

Randy Rosane, P.E., Project Manager with Water Environmental Services

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"Slayden’s positive approach and eagerness to achieve the project goals was a tremendous benefit and a driving force to the project and its success. Slayden achieved all minority, woman, and emerging small business subcontracting goals and also met the 20% Workforce Training and Hiring Program’s apprenticeship requirements. They also held their subcontractors to these same goals and requirements."

Michelle Lostra, P.E., City of Portland, Water Bureau

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"I feel confident in recommending Slayden for their approach to neighborhood outreach and desire to work with our community outreach and communications team to help keep neighbors informed, resolve issues and mitigate issues."

Katy Fulton, Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership

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"I enjoyed their management style, which was efficient while paying attention to cost. This was done without sacrificing safety. I would welcome the chance to work with them in the future."

Daniel G Shepard, Manager, Grants Pass Irrigation District

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"Slayden has met all conditions of approval and does a great job of keeping the neighborhood informed. Slayden works diligently to accommodate the neighboring citizens. In several cases, Slayden has gone above and beyond the conditions of approval in an effort to solve citizen’s issues. This has led to the development of relationships between the project team and the neighborhood, which have contributed to the project in a positive manner."

Thomas Lebo, Construction Manager, Brown and Caldwell

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"Slayden Construction is true to their word, without a doubt I would hire them for future projects. All of the employees that worked at the plant were respectful, courteous, and preformed the duties at hand in a safe manner. I can’t say enough good things about Slayden, as you can see in this evaluation. Surround yourself with good people and it makes you look good. And it doesn’t get any better than Slayden Construction."

William Schmittle, City of Hermiston

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