As part of the Sol Construction design-build team, SKYLINE provided design and construction administration (CA) services for DeKalb County’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM) Houston Mill Aerial Crossing Emergency Repair project.
The DWM owns and operates the 16” steel water main that runs along Houston Mill Road from LaVista Road to Clifton Road. The main was constructed in 1953. It is one of the two 16” mains that feed the Emory Campus, including the CDC and Emory University Hospital.
Houston Mill Road crosses the South Fork Peachtree Creek. The water main crosses the creek next to the bridge in Houston Mill Road, on its own columns, independent from the bridge structure. The length of the aerial crossing is approximately 120 LF. The water main is supported on a total of five (5) piers, or columns. The piers are up to approximately 8 LF high above the creek bed.
SKYLINE was responsible for preparing drawings, specifications, and supporting documentation in obtaining permits and required approvals for construction. SKYLINE performed design services that include preliminary, 60% and 100% engineering design concurrently with constructability review and value engineering activities. Design activities included concept and site planning, grading & drainage, erosion & sedimentation control, and utility design. This phase concluded with the incorporation comments and review and approval of final design by County staff.
SKYLINE, also performed CA services to include a 7-day inspection of the perimeter Erosion and Sedimentation Control Best Management Practices (BMP). Other construction administration (CA) services included site visits, field observation, and CA report preparation.

Design-Build Services for Houston Mill Aerial Crossing Water Main Fast Track/Emergency Repair DeKalb County, GA

Client Engineered Systems & Services, LLC
Contact Jonathan Rucker
Project Area 120 L.F.
Project Cost $200,000
Year Completed 2016


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