When the construction of New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 is complete, more than 60 miles of new tunnel will enhance and improve the city’s drinking water delivery system. It is the largest capital construction project in New York City’s history.
Black & Veatch, in a joint venture with Greeley & Hansen and HAKS, is providing construction management services for 10 Tunnel No. 3 shafts, extending the tunnel connections and control valves, and activating the 8.5-mile Manhattan leg of Tunnel No. 3, Stage 2.
The Black & Veatch approach to construction management, joint venture staffing and superior project controls systems ideally matches the needs of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The value added by Black & Veatch’s world-class project controls allows DEP to track the project more efficiently, allowing it to meet the tight schedule while staying informed at all times.
With this project, Black & Veatch is leveraging not only its expertise in construction management, but also in tunneling, commissioning of water distribution systems, conducting constructability reviews and improving health and safety.
DEP adopted Black & Veatch’s innovative project controls, and Black & Veatch is briefing DEP staff on use of the project software that DEP is hoping to use to manage its construction projects, eliminating the need for various spreadsheets.
“We’re really pleased with the relationship. Black & Veatch has showed us the way to the future of construction management.”
Kathryn Mallon, New York City DEP