Scott Water Treatment Plant Expansion

Slayden was selected, through the RFP process, as the CM/GC on this $27 MM water treatment plant upgrade and expansion for McMinnville Water & Light.  This fast track CM/GC project involved pre-construction services beginning at 80% design.  Slayden provided constructability reviews and value engineering estimates to help bring the project within the budget set by the Board of Directors.  Slayden solicited and procured multiple bid packages throughout pre-construction. Informal partnering was incorporated into early pre-construction meetings to identify roles, responsibilities, the chain of command, and the project team approach.

The Scott Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion will provide McMinnville Water & Light with a nine million gallons a day expansion to their existing water treatment facility. Improvements include the following new project components: site process piping modifications, a new flocculation & sedimentation basin, two new granular media filters, new chemical storage and handling facilities, and a new 0.6 million gallon clearwell. The following improvements will be made to the existing site and facilities: new site grading and paving, retrofit of existing contact basin with new solids removal equipment, renovation of the existing filter pipe gallery, remodeling of the existing control building, and replacement of the existing emergency generator. Also included is the renovation of all electrical instrumentation and control elements associated with the treatment process at this facility.

Total Project Value: $26.8 million

Slayden Construction Role: CM/GC

Owner: McMinnville Water & Light

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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."

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