The Roller Compacted Concrete was chosen in lieu of Conventional Concrete because of the realized cost savings as well as the speed of construction. As stated in the brief description, 12,250 cubic yards of 20” pavement (two 10” lifts) were placed within less than a calendar month.
With the speed of construction, Peltz Companies, Inc. was able to provide a product to the owner that not only met specifications but also was able to speed up the critical path schedule to allow for other contractors including the Rail Company, Electrical Contractor and Site Work Contractor to finish their required work. The RCC operation increased efficiency on the project and ultimately saved the owner on the bottom line.
“The ICTF will facilitate the direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains. Forecast to open in 2015, the new facility will allow for two unit trains each day (one inbound and one outbound) carrying up to 200 containers each, complement existing on-dock rail facilities at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand and Blount Island terminals and further enhancing the competitiveness of the TraPac Container” (www.jaxport.com)
Peltz Companies worked closely with the design builder (Dana B Kenyon, DBK's design engineer Transystems the owners engineering consultant (Arcadis) as well as the project’s testing firm Terracon. It truly was a team effort to determine the right pavement design that meshed with the proven construction process Peltz has utilized over the last 30 years.
All entities met weekly to discuss the progress of the project as well as any potential scheduling conflicts that may have arose with subcontractors working in the same areas.
The owner, Jacksonville Port Authority chose RCC over conventional concrete because of the speed of construction, the savings on the bottom line as well as the durability of the pavement.
The time of construction was dramatically less for the Roller Compacted Concrete construction compared to the Conventional Concrete Construction. Peltz finished their work in less than a month. At one time, over the course of the project, the schedule allowed for at least two months for the RCC operation. After numerous meeting, we were able to describe and educate others on the operation, and ultimately cut the time of construction in half.