In 2021, a client came to us with a need to construct a switchyard facility for a major energy provider in North Carolina.
They needed a partner to manage the civil construction and meet project specifics defined by the energy company—including getting the final pad subgrade elevations to be within 0.1’ of the proposed elevations.
A project like this needs a lot of communication and expertise. One of the strengths of Logisticus Group is the breadth of skill and experience on our team. We’re used to wearing a lot of hats.
The project manager was also a design engineer, construction facilitator, surveyor, and cost estimator—which didn’t just keep us efficient, but also kept all the project information easily flowing through a single touchpoint.
The project looked a little like this:
- We worked with our civil contractor to do site prep work like survey staking, topsoil stripping and removal, and erosion control work.
- Then, we transported, placed, and compacted 35,000 tons of sand across the pad location until proposed elevations were met.
Throughout this process, our team performed compaction testing on each layer of sand to ensure it reached 95% compaction.
- We surveyed the site to verify subgrade elevations, then installed and compacted an inch-thick layer of #57 stone across the entire pad.
From there, the site was ready for substation construction, the next phase of the project.
Projects like this can be complex, especially when there’s multiple contractors to manage and very particular specs to meet. But we pride ourselves on making our customer’s lives easier by managing all aspects of the project in one place and communicating frequently, including nightly construction updates to the client every day for four months.
With this kind of attention to detail, we know we can take on any project with more innovation and less risk.