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WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 7

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 7

July 25, 2013

I am a recent graduate from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety and Health. I am originally from Waynesville, Missouri, and am currently working as a safety intern on the…

GAWP RECAP: CONSTRUCTION MANAGER-AT-RISK GAINING POPULARITY

July 22, 2013

At the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) conference in Savannah, we were given the opportunity to present about the construction management-at-risk (CMAR) delivery method. This presentation was part of a track focusing on alternative delivery…

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 6

July 18, 2013

Miniutti, Jack 7-2013 LRThis fall I will enter my final semester at the University of Maine to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering to accompany my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, also from Orono. I am from North Berwick, Maine, and am currently assigned to the IDEXX Laboratories East Building Phase 1 project in Westbrook, Maine. This is my second summer interning with PC.

This project consists of a new, 107,000-square-foot office building with fitness center, offices, conference rooms and a cafeteria. I was fortunate to be involved with this project last summer during my initial internship. When I arrived on site last summer, the piles were still being driven and I left just shy of the exterior shell completion. This summer I will be on site through project completion and turnover to the owner. It has been a tremendous learning experience to participate in a large scale project from start to finish.


WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 5

July 15, 2013

Intern - Annie LRThis fall I will be heading back to Tufts University for my sophomore year to continue my studies as a civil engineer. I knew I wanted to be an engineer from a very young age but I didn’t have many opportunities to explore the field of engineering. After attending a few engineering and architecture camps throughout high school, I decided that civil engineering was the most interesting. However, it wasn’t until I started my internship this summer at PC that I realized it is my passion.

I was assigned to the Champlain College Residential Tri project in Burlington, Vermont. The first building of the complex, Juniper Hall, was completed last summer and the remaining two resident halls, which will hold another 180 students, are in the process of being built simultaneously.


CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY TO ELIMINATE DC NEIGHBORHOOD FLOODING

July 10, 2013

 In July and September of 2012 intense rainfall caused stormwater and combined sewage to flood several residential neighborhoods in Washington, DC. During the severe storms, area residents reported flooding in streets and basements that occurred from sewer backups and/or overland flow.

Shortly after, Mayor Vincent C. Gray established a task force to research and provide recommendations for short-, mid- and long-term measures to correct the problem. Short-term measures generally involve changes made by individual property owners while the long-term plan entails the construction of a large-diameter Northeast Boundary Tunnel with an expected delivery date of some ten years in the future.

That brings us to PC Construction’s role in the implementation of a mid-term solution to be constructed at the existing and historic McMillan Sand Filtration site.

Construction on the first Washington, DC drinking water system began in 1853 and was placed into service in 1864 despite four delays resulting from funding shortages and the Civil War. Most of those early facilities remain in service today. An expansion, which was placed into service in 1903, corrected several problems encountered with the original water system. In an effort to improve water quality, 29 slow sand filters were placed into service in 1905 – the largest installation of its kind in the country at the time. The filters were removed from service in 1986 when they were replaced by a rapid sand filter facility.

Construction in progress on the McMillan Slow Sand Filters. The 29 filters were placed into service in1905.

Construction in progress on the McMillan Slow Sand Filters. The 29 filters were placed into service in 1905.

Flash forward to 2013 and these century-old filtration tanks will soon take on a new life, one that will help eliminate the recent flooding taking place in the neighborhoods of Washington, DC. The plan envisions using two of the abandoned filters, each with a capacity of 3 million gallons, as temporary storage for stormwater during periods of high flow.


WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER AT PC, PART 4

July 9, 2013

Chris LRThis fall I will enter the final year of my Engineering and Management degree at Clarkson University. I spent the past several summers working in the trades, mostly as a carpenter. I am excited to spend this summer working with a larger company with the opportunity to participate in the large-scale process of completing a job. I am from St. Albans, Vermont, and have been assigned to a 100,000-square-foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility expansion.


55 YEARS OF OWNING IT

July 9, 2013

Not so long ago, Pizzagalli changed its name to PC Construction. Now you might ask, after 55 years, why do that? This year PC Construction is celebrating 55 years in the construction business. Take a…

WHAT I DID AT PC THIS SUMMER, PART 3

July 8, 2013

Jon LRI am a recent graduate of The University of Maine with a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering and a minor in Construction Management. I am originally from Benton, Maine, and am currently working on the University of Maine Gym and Field House Renovations project.

I spend the majority of my time working on submittals, RFIs and transmittals. As an alum of the University of Maine, I am pleased to have the opportunity to work on a project at my alma mater and contribute to the university’s campus improvements. I have enjoyed my time with PC thus far and I look forward to continue gaining valuable experience and knowledge during my time here.


THE YEAR OF 55

THE YEAR OF 55

July 3, 2013

This year at PC Construction, we’re celebrating our 55th anniversary. Now, 55 years in the construction business is certainly something to be proud of, and we sure are. But for all of us at PC,…