The term site preparation covers a wide range of activities that are defined by the project's design. However, regardless of the scope of work, it is the key to a successful project. Site preparation is the infrastructure upon which the project is constructed. These activities typically include site clearing and grubbing; rough grading of drainage swells; installation of construction roadways and laydown areas; construction of parking lots and pads for temporary facilities; and development of erosion control measures.
To create space for an expansion project at a Gulf Coast refinery, two obsolete units – a sulfur dioxide gas unit and a sulfur conversion unit – were demolished. RECON cleared the site of all above and below ground structures and utilities. The underground portion required excavations to 8 feet below grade.
GT Omniport, a multimodal facility located in Port Arthur, Texas, is an industrial park and liquids terminal offering rail, truck, barge, pipeline and deepwater ship transloading services. The environmental remediation and civil service construction project included soil preparation, demolishing the concrete and steel structures, clearing, grubbing, crushing concrete, beneficial reuse of of crushed concrete, and soil stabilization using RECON’s patented blend of reagents.