Sitework And Excavation

STEVENS Engineers & Constructors are more than just an excavation contractor, so we fully understand what the final product needs to be for the next phase of a construction project — from de-watering and utility relocation to mass excavating and backfill. 

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WHAT IS SITEWORK? 

Before any construction project begins, sitework must be completed to prep the land for development. When setting up the site development plan, it is important to keep several things in mind like, building layout, parking, topsoil locations, fill pile locations, storage areas, and access points for equipment. 

There are many steps that can go into preparing the property to make sure that the physical structure is built upon a strong foundation. 

SITE CLEARING

One of the first steps in the site development process is the clearing process is the removal of vegetation, like brush and trees from the property. The grubbing process is the grinding and removal of stumps left from the clearing process. Clearing and grubbing are done before the main excavation begins. 

SITE SURVEYING

During this process, the surveyor comes in to make Site Surveysure that the area is marked correctly and that the project will be laid out accurately. 

SOIL ANALYSIS

Before the stabilization and excavation for the construction project begins, the soil must be tested. The analysis can help determine how much weight the ground can hold, and to make sure that the building that will be constructed there is feasible.

Another reason soil analysis is important is that it can determine the settlement rate of the soil. Doing this also helps to determine the depth and length of the pillars of the structure. For example, if a soil test is done and determines that the water table is high, it will affect the plans of the structure if it included a sub-level. 

SOIL COMPACTION

The stabilization of the soil involves making sure that the soil below the topsoil is stable so that the ground beneath your project is a strong foundation and won't cave in or move during or after construction. 

The stabilization process is an important step in the construction plan. Making sure that the ground is stable underneath your structure prevents shifting, making sure that foundations cracks are prevented in the future. 

EXCAVATION

Excavating the land for your construction project is the part where soil or earth is removed from the construction site. During the excavation process, it doesn't always mean just that soil is removed. Fill could be brought in to help fill in low spots to make sure that the structure is built on a level surface.  

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SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROL

Many state and local government statutes must be followed during the site development and excavation process for sediment and erosion control.  

Some things that need to be taken into consideration for the sediment and erosion control purposes are as follows:

  1. Damage to downstream channels: sediment can fill in downstream channels and cause flooding and damage.
  2. Damage to property: sediment can fill in storm drains and sewers, drainage ditches, and cause back up and flooding.
  3. Damage to water: sediment can lower the quality of water

STEVENS uses the best erosion and soil control management practices when performing sitework and excavation. From filtration socks, following SWPP protocols, and even changing out the type of oil our equipment uses to minimize any environmental damage if one of the pieces of equipment leaks during site development. 

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN EXCAVATION AND SITEWORK COMPANY?

 

EXPERIENCE

When you are looking for an excavation company, you want to make sure that their experience matches what you need. You shouldn't hire a residential excavation company if you are looking for a commercial or industrial building. Likewise, you want to make sure that the company you hire is familiar with the building that you need. Whether you are looking for a warehouse or a manufacturing facility, the company you hire needs to be able to develop your site to meet the needs of your business.  

 

SITEWORK DEVELOPMENT

EQUIPMENT

When hiring an excavation company, you want to make sure that not only do they have the right equipment, but also quality equipment. The company needs to have the right equipment for the right job. While the quality of the equipment may seem like something, you wouldn't consider it can be an important piece when hiring a company. If the company's equipment isn't kept in good working order, it could cause slowdowns or even work stoppages on your site development, which slows down your entire project. 

 

 

SAFETY

When selecting a company for your site development and excavation plan, their safety record is important. Having a track record with minimal injuries or work stoppages on the job site due to safety concerns is integral. Asking the company about their safety procedures and how they minimize injuries will help you make an informed decision. It also helps to make sure that the job site they are developing, and the building being constructed will also be safe. 

Choosing the right sitework and excavation company is important as it gets your project started correctly and sets the success of the rest of your project. 

 

STEVENS, YOUR SITEWORK AND EXCAVATION COMPANY

STEVENS tailors its plan for safety, environmental protection, and efficiency.

We follow a strict zero-accident policy. You can rest assured, knowing that during the site development projects that we manage are always completely safe environments.

Using the most current technology and software, STEVENS does its own meticulous layout and reporting of factual and accurate progress to keep on schedule. 

When we complete an excavation, it is ready for concrete placement.

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PROJECTS

  • PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
  • PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    Site Work & Excavation
  • KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
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PANDA HUMMEL STATION

Location: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Bechtel, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate, backfill, import and export 260,000 cy of material, place storm drain piping and structures, road beds and utilize existing recycled concrete and asphalt to stabilize parking and laydown areas.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, articulating dumps, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Bechtel’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work even when bad soils and ground water were encountered. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

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Site Work & Excavation
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PPL
PPL
PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT

Location: Washingtonville, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Stone and Webster, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate 200,000 cy of earth, 70,000 cy of rock, excavated a stormwater retainage pond, placed storm drain piping, roads and rail beds and backfilled an area of five acres with 2A limestone to create a storage area for the storage of raw limestone used in the process of the FGD system at the PPL Montour Power Plant.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, over-the-road dump trucks, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Stone and Webster’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work. All excavated material was loaded onto road trucks with a CAT excavator and hauled to a local landfill. All rock excavation was done with hydraulic hoe rams and after the site was recontoured, the site not used in the storage and or process of limestone was seeded. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

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Site Work & Excavation
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kinder morgan
KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION

Location: Scio, Ohio

The Scio Meter Station Earthwork was completed for Kinder Morgan, utilizing the latest drone technology in conjunction with on-site engineering to move 60,000 cy of dirt in the most efficient way possible. All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Erosion and sediment control was installed and maintained prior to construction, during construction and after construction was complete. Heavy equipment was used — including CAT 740 articulating dumps, CAT excavators, CAT rollers and CAT backhoes. Every precaution was taken to ensure the site was safe for heavy equipment to cross the existing pipelines using engineered air bridges. These bridges were installed prior to earthwork activities in locations which allowed for a continual flow of traffic. This made the excavation and backfill activities most efficient. The knowledge and expertise of the on-site team, as well as the cooperation of the client, allowed for excavation spoils of pad one to be transported to pad two, and immediately placed for backfill. On-site third party inspectors worked hand-in-hand with Kinder Morgan and STEVENS to verify that all project specifications were either met or exceeded.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
  • PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
  • PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    Site Work & Excavation
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panda
panda
PANDA HUMMEL STATION

Location: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Bechtel, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate, backfill, import and export 260,000 cy of material, place storm drain piping and structures, road beds and utilize existing recycled concrete and asphalt to stabilize parking and laydown areas.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, articulating dumps, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Bechtel’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work even when bad soils and ground water were encountered. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
×
PPL
PPL
PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT

Location: Washingtonville, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Stone and Webster, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate 200,000 cy of earth, 70,000 cy of rock, excavated a stormwater retainage pond, placed storm drain piping, roads and rail beds and backfilled an area of five acres with 2A limestone to create a storage area for the storage of raw limestone used in the process of the FGD system at the PPL Montour Power Plant.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, over-the-road dump trucks, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Stone and Webster’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work. All excavated material was loaded onto road trucks with a CAT excavator and hauled to a local landfill. All rock excavation was done with hydraulic hoe rams and after the site was recontoured, the site not used in the storage and or process of limestone was seeded. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
  • KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
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kinder morgan
kinder morgan
KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION

Location: Scio, Ohio

The Scio Meter Station Earthwork was completed for Kinder Morgan, utilizing the latest drone technology in conjunction with on-site engineering to move 60,000 cy of dirt in the most efficient way possible. All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Erosion and sediment control was installed and maintained prior to construction, during construction and after construction was complete. Heavy equipment was used — including CAT 740 articulating dumps, CAT excavators, CAT rollers and CAT backhoes. Every precaution was taken to ensure the site was safe for heavy equipment to cross the existing pipelines using engineered air bridges. These bridges were installed prior to earthwork activities in locations which allowed for a continual flow of traffic. This made the excavation and backfill activities most efficient. The knowledge and expertise of the on-site team, as well as the cooperation of the client, allowed for excavation spoils of pad one to be transported to pad two, and immediately placed for backfill. On-site third party inspectors worked hand-in-hand with Kinder Morgan and STEVENS to verify that all project specifications were either met or exceeded.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
  • PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    PANDA HUMMEL STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
×
panda
panda
PANDA HUMMEL STATION

Location: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Bechtel, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate, backfill, import and export 260,000 cy of material, place storm drain piping and structures, road beds and utilize existing recycled concrete and asphalt to stabilize parking and laydown areas.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, articulating dumps, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Bechtel’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work even when bad soils and ground water were encountered. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
  • PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT
    Site Work & Excavation
×
PPL
PPL
PPL MONTOUR POWER PLANT

Location: Washingtonville, Pennsylvania

STEVENS, subcontracted by Stone and Webster, utilized Robotic Total Stations and Carlson Earthwork Software in conjunction with on-site engineering and third-party soils testing to excavate 200,000 cy of earth, 70,000 cy of rock, excavated a stormwater retainage pond, placed storm drain piping, roads and rail beds and backfilled an area of five acres with 2A limestone to create a storage area for the storage of raw limestone used in the process of the FGD system at the PPL Montour Power Plant.

All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Sediment control and erosion best management practices were followed prior to and monitored during construction. Heavy equipment used to accomplish the project included CAT excavators, over-the-road dump trucks, backhoes, D8 dozers, rollers, graders and lull forklifts. Every precaution was taken to promote on-site safety including daily and weekly safety meetings, equipment inspections and daily excavation inspections prior to the beginning of work. The expertise of the on-site crew working in conjunction with Stone and Webster’s engineers allowed for continuous excavation and backfill without neglecting safety or quality of work. All excavated material was loaded onto road trucks with a CAT excavator and hauled to a local landfill. All rock excavation was done with hydraulic hoe rams and after the site was recontoured, the site not used in the storage and or process of limestone was seeded. STEVENS provided daily quantities and weekly drawings for client’s verification of progress.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation
  • KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION
    Site Work & Excavation
×
kinder morgan
kinder morgan
KINDER MORGAN: SCIO METER STATION

Location: Scio, Ohio

The Scio Meter Station Earthwork was completed for Kinder Morgan, utilizing the latest drone technology in conjunction with on-site engineering to move 60,000 cy of dirt in the most efficient way possible. All local, state and federal permits regarding environmental protections were in place and observed, allowing for minimal environmental impacts. Erosion and sediment control was installed and maintained prior to construction, during construction and after construction was complete. Heavy equipment was used — including CAT 740 articulating dumps, CAT excavators, CAT rollers and CAT backhoes. Every precaution was taken to ensure the site was safe for heavy equipment to cross the existing pipelines using engineered air bridges. These bridges were installed prior to earthwork activities in locations which allowed for a continual flow of traffic. This made the excavation and backfill activities most efficient. The knowledge and expertise of the on-site team, as well as the cooperation of the client, allowed for excavation spoils of pad one to be transported to pad two, and immediately placed for backfill. On-site third party inspectors worked hand-in-hand with Kinder Morgan and STEVENS to verify that all project specifications were either met or exceeded.

Categories :
Site Work & Excavation