Auxiliary Water Pump Station No.1

Location: San Francisco, CA

Owner: SF Public Utilities Commission

Contract: Prime Contractor - $8.2 Million; Monterey Mechanical - $706K

Role: Subcontractor

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Result and Benefit to Client

Monterey Mechanical delivered quality services on time and within budget, with minimal disturbance to the operations of fire station.

Project Description

To increase reliability of the pump station, Monterey Mechanical performed seismic upgrades, and replaced engines and mechanical ventilation systems. Scope of work included exhaust flue, sound enclosures and motor ventilation systems.

Challenges | Solutions

With a functioning fire station located in the same building as the Auxiliary Water Pump Station No. 1 in San Francisco, it was especially important to mitigate noise and dust to avoid impacting fire station operations.

Other project challenges included on-time delivery of materials in a congested urban area; and keeping the auxiliary water pump station operational at limited capacity during construction.

Monterey Mechanical mitigated interruptions to the fire station by performing work that would generate the most noise and dust after hours, and erecting sound/dust barriers to isolate the work area.

To avoid delivery delays due to traffic congestion in the city, we scheduled deliveries during off hours.

Monterey Mechanical resolved the challenge of keeping the auxiliary water pump station operational by developing a construction schedule for sequencing of work.