Pier 400 Backlands, Phase II
This was the second phase of Pier 400, the largest container facility in the world. Phase I was completed previously by Sully-Miller. Phase II began in January 2004.
Sully-Miller Contracting Company’s scope of work consisted of construction, management of overall schedule and design and construction of the marine operations building complex. Additionally, Sully-Miller coordinated adjacent work and executed utility work.
The Pier 400 Backlands project was broken out into two phases. Phase I was completed in 2002. Working at such an expansive and complex facility brought about major challenges that were logistical, technical and scheduling in nature.
In Phase II, Sully-Miller also did secured permits for work involving:
• regulatory requirements
• water, storm drain
The job schedule was impacted by circumstances beyond Sully-Miller’s control, including large scope changes, design changes, unknowns on Sully-Miller’s project and the adjacent wharf project.
The overall success of Phases I and II is largely due to partnering with Port of LA, design firm, construction management and stakeholders. Together, all parties identified common goals. Then, teams and action plans were established prior to construction to execute goals. Ongoing open communication enabled the sequence of work continually to adapt to changes and unforeseen issues.
A unique aspect of this project was an onsite mobile asphalt plant. AC materials were shipped from Canada direct to the jobsite, dramatically reducing congestion and pollution in the Los Angeles basin.
Additionally, Sully-Miller supplied materials to the adjacent wharf project. Sully-Miller also negotiated the set-up of an onsite concrete plant on site that provided materials to all three projects.
Sully Miller Contracting Company successfully completed the Pier 400 Backlands, Phase II project on time, with no claims or issues arising from the work.