Emergency Response

When infrastructure emergencies occur, rely on the most trusted name in utility construction.

Our experienced crews have responded to a wide variety of emergency repairs and situations over the years.  As a relationship based company, we take those opportunities to truly 'be there' for our valued customers.

BTC's equipment fleet and crew are always on call and ready to help. Crews and management teams, work closely with owners to help mitigate the impact the event - whether forecast or surprise.



Featured Project: Prairie Waters Pipeline Emergency Repair

History

The City of Aurora's Prairie Waters Project, completed in 2010, is an innovative system that uses a sustainable water source to augment long-term water needs by moving water from their North Campus facility to the Aurora Reservoir.  Historic flooding in 2013, along with a recent heavy spring flows, resulted in severe bank erosion along the pipeline alignment near the South Platte. BTC was called upon to propose a method to stabilize the bank and protect the pipeline long-term.

Challenges

Rebuilding portions of the shoreline with soil and rip-rap was fairly straight forward.  Protecting the 60" steel transmission line with sheet piling, to be set into what was now the middle of the river, created more opportunity for innovation!   

Solutions

BTC's project management responded quickly to the City's request to complete the repairs.  Sheet pile was installed using a robotic sheet pile driver attached to a 345CAT excavator with direction being given by a crew member hovering over the river via man-lift.

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