Construction work has now completed on a 21.5-acre empty container and chassis yard, for C&C Houston Bayport (C&C). C&C is a joint venture between Medlog SA and Integrated Industries Corporation.
NNP Inc were employed as Owner’s Representative and are also engaged as specialist pavement designers. Jacobs (civil design), Hatch (electrical design) and BECC (Geotechnical) were part of NNP team delivering the project. RT Milord of Illinois were the Design Builder.
NNP Inc assisted C&C through several operational layouts and cost models on two different sites to find the optimum value for money project. Early work also included assistance on lease negotiations with the landowner and the identification critical off-site matters that needed addressing to make the project deliverable.
After leading the effort to undertake geotechnical and topographical surveys and driving the Owner’s Requirement [OR] design to minimize Owner risk, NNP managed the RFQ and bid process to a limited list of pre-selected contractors.
RT Milord were selected for the best and most innovative proposal, the ability to take risk from Owner to Contractor and to deliver cost certainty with minimal qualifications to the OR.
The schedule set out to C&C at the beginning of the process hit every critical milestone, ensuring no creep to the Owner’s intended operational start.
Issues were encountered on site owing to the site’s previous use, however these were overcome with a proactive approach adopted by all, including the landlord (Port Houston). The project also suffered from chronic cement and aggregate shortages however the efforts of Milord and the RCC contractor AG Peltz minimized the effect to construction schedule.