Fire Protection Waterline Service – Wilkesbarre Pier East Providence, RI

wilkesbarreClient: Capital Terminal Company
100 Dexter Road
East Providence, RI
Completion Date: 2005
Total Project Value: $155,000

Relevant Project Features:

• Performed Test Pit Explorations
• Prepared Plans and Specifications as a Design-Build Project
• Prepared the RICRMC Permit Application
• Prepared Construction Budget Estimates
• Performed Construction Management, Layout, and Inspection Services
• Prepared the Operation and Maintenance Manual

RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by Capital Terminal Company (CTC) to design, permit, construction manage, and layout the installation of a 1,100-foot-long underground and 90-foot above ground waterline for fire protection service at the Wilkesbarre Pier (Pier). This Project was required by the East Providence Fire Department (EPFD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and was the final phase in a three phase project.

The project consisted of the installation of about 1,100 feet of a new 10-inch diameter ductile iron waterline installed within a 10-foot wide easement. The easement also accommodated two (2) 16-inch diameter petroleum pipelines, which required the waterline to be installed within inches of the easement property line, and within 12-inches of the petroleum pipelines. The above ground portion of the waterline is "dry" and connects the underground “wet” portion with the existing aboveground fire protection line on the Pier.

RTG prepared plans and specifications for two alternate alignments for the pipeline and solicited bids from waterline contractors to work with as a design-build project. RTG worked with RP Iannuccillo & Sons Construction Company (RPI), the selected contractor, to determine the final route of the underground waterline. RTG worked daily with RPI in verifying the exact location of the new waterline and directed adjustments in the alignment. RTG also coordinated with Unocal, the property owner, in regard to contaminated soils that were encountered during construction and that required remediation (by the property owners). RTG was required to work closely with the East Providence Fire Department on operation of the new fire protection service and prepared the Operations and Maintenance Manual for the completed fire protection system.