Monday, April 8, 2013
The newest issue of Garver's IQ will be in mailboxes soon, but you can begin reading our online edition now. This edition features:
Accelerated Bridge Construction is being used in Oklahoma to save motorists time and money. Garver was selected to provide engineering and design to replace the State Highway 51 bridge over Cottonwood Creek. By using a transverse sliding/skidding bridge move technique, it's estimated that the time needed to close and detour SH 51 can be conservatively reduced by five months and save approximately $2 million.
Going the Distance
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation worked with multiple firms to design and install 1,050 miles of fiber optic cable, which is over twice the length of the state. Garver provided services for 145 miles.
Searcy, Arkansas has expanded its water treatment plant to 19.2 million gallons per day. To upgrade the intake, treatment, and distribution systems, the city worked with Garver to guide the plant through regulatory requirements and grand funding stipulations.
Boone County Regional Airport has a new hangar area and connecting taxiway, and the project was completed at no cost to the county or airport. The community came together to find a way to finance the project, which involved applying for a matching state grant and providing the matching funds through a North Arkansas College student labor program.