Michael Baker wins construction management contract for Pittsburgh plant

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Courtesy of Allegheny County Sanitary Authority

Michael Baker International has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide construction management and inspection services for the expansion of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) wastewater treatment plant along the Ohio river in Pittsburgh.

The project will expand the capacity of the plant to handle and process up to 600 million gallons of wastewater per day during a wet weather event from its current capacity of 250 million gallons per day. The plant expansion is expected to reduce approximately 3 billion gallons of wastewater into Pittsburgh rivers and streams each year.

Michael Baker will be responsible for assisting ALCOSAN in administering multiple construction contracts enforcing the project schedule, monitoring costs and meeting regulation expectations. Beginning with pre-construction phase services, the firm will provide professional construction services performing design reviews, value engineering, independent cost and schedule development.

Once into construction, Michael Baker will provide resident engineering and quality inspection of the plant through close-out and commissioning.

Planning for the plant has already kicked off, with construction likely to begin in 2020. The plant expansion is expected to be complete by 2027.

ALCOSAN serves approximately 823,600 people in the Pittsburgh region.

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