VERTEX was retained as the completion contractor to construct a water treatment plant in the small town of San Juan, Texas. VERTEX maintained full-time, on-site project management staff responsible for all daily construction operations such as safety, management of the schedule, management of all subcontractors and vendors, and management of all project finances necessary to complete the contract. Resolving project issues in a timely manner was a challenge due to difficulty with getting specialized subcontractors (tank constructor for example) to return to the site after an extended shutdown and with continual issues with the design.
The project consisted of the addition of two new claricones, two new filter boxes, a new chemical containment building, a new chemical containment basin, a new 500,000-gallon clearwell, and all associated piping and steel support structures. The contract also included rehabilitation and repairs to the existing water treatment plant.