Hard Hat Services was retained to provide construction and project management services for this Response Action (RA), which had a budget of about $60 million. The site is on the St. Louis River, approximately four river miles upstream of Lake Superior. The site includes approximately 255 acres of land and river embayments, wetlands, and shipping slips. The aquatic portion of the site is approximately 90 acres. Approximately 800 people live within one mile of the site. Onsite sediments were contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs).
The ROD required a combination of dredging and in situ capping along with the construction of an underwater contained disposal facility. Hard Hat served as the representative on site during the RA. Hard Hat was also responsible for overall project construction management services, which included constructability reviews, pre-qualification and bid-phase services for RA Contractors, and on-site construction administration and management during the Response Actions.
As project Construction Manager, Hard Hat prepared overall project cost budgets, schedules, and scope documents to ensure proper coordination with Regulatory Agencies and project team members. During RA activities, Hard Hat was responsible for the daily oversight of the RA Contractors and reported on the daily progress of the work. Hard Hat also participated in construction management services as necessary during the Response Actions. Hard Hat reported directly to the Project Director, and coordinated efforts with the other project team members.