KAI 360 Construction Services Works on Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Facility

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KAI 360 Construction Services (KAI 360 CS) has been selected by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to provide Construction Management services on Phase 2 of the Lower Meramec Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) Expansion.

Located in St. Louis County near the confluence of the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers, the expansion plan will increase the capacity of the existing Lower Meramec WWTF to treat the flows that are currently treated at the interim Fenton WWTF. The estimated cost of the expansion project is $80 million, with construction slated to begin in early 2021.

The KAI 360 CS team, which includes Jacobs Engineering, Black & Veatch, Gonzalez Companies, Lion CSG and SCI Engineering, will serve as staff extension to the MSD’s Construction Management Division and perform a variety of construction-related tasks, including:

  • Review the design concept
  • Perform bid-ability/constructability reviews of design submittals
  • Perform reviews of engineer’s cost estimates
  • Review and evaluate the contractor’s construction schedule
  • Review, evaluate and process the contractor’s monthly pay applications
  • Monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with contract documents
  • Perform specialty testing during construction as required
  • Monitor the contractor’s testing programs
  • Monitor the contractor’s compliance with MWBE subcontractor and workforce contractual requirements
  • Track contractor progress and hold weekly progress meetings
  • Monitor/manage shop drawing/submittal review
  • Provide change order management
  • Provide claims management
  • Track and inventory procured equipment
  • Assist in the development of a start-up plan of plant process equipment
  • Administer contract close-out activities

KAI has successfully performed Construction Management services on a variety of MSD projects for the past 15 years and has a proven track record that includes Construction Management for more than $1.2 billion of infrastructure and facilities.

“Our approach to implementing the required Construction Management tasks will be guided by core principles based on our previous experience working with MSD and other public agencies,” said KAI 360 CS President Bruce Wood. “We will utilize our existing strong and effective working relationships with MSD, the design team, and contractors to focus on the work being completed safely, on budget, on schedule, to the required quality and with the necessary documentation.”

About KAI Enterprises

KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For nearly 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.

About MSD Project Clear

MSD Project Clear is the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s initiative to improve water quality and alleviate many wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region.  MSD Project Clear will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping and system improvements, along with an ambitious program of maintenance and repair and the disconnection of some residential downspouts in parts of St. Louis County’s separate sewer area from the wastewater sewer line. This work is part of an agreement between MSD and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

The St. Louis region’s success with MSD Project Clear will only be possible through strong partnerships and clear communications with the public.

To learn more about the MSD agreement with EPA, please visit www.stlmsd.com/aboutmsd/organization/consentdecree.  For more information on MSD Project Clear, visit ProjectClearSTL.org or follow us on Twitter @ProjectClearSTL.

About the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD)

Created in 1954, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) works every day to protect the public’s health and the natural environment through effective wastewater and stormwater management strategies.

MSD is responsible for the public sewer system that homes and businesses connect to through lateral lines. Through a labyrinth of connected sewers, wastewater is transported to one of seven sewer treatment plants – nearly 7,000 miles of sewers in all.  That is like going from St. Louis to New York City and back three times! Individual property owners are responsible for another important part of the system, the sewer lateral that connects a home’s plumbing to the public sewer in the street.

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