Client : IVECA

End User : IVECA

Value : $1,400,000.00+

Duration : 02/01/2010 through 10/28/2010

Location : Black Mtn and Ogilby Rd in East Imperial County, CA

Entities Involved : IVECA, Imperial County, IID, State of CA, CA BLM, AZ BLM, Fish & wildlife, San Diego County Sheriff

IVECA (Imperial Valley Emergency Communications Authority) Turnkey Site Development Project



Project Description

WIS won the public bid award for this project and immediately went to work on the planning and design phase of the project. The general scope included transforming a shack and wooden pole communications site located on a rocky outcrop on Black Mtn to a state of the art multi-tenant public safety communications facility. In addition to this scope, a new shelter and generator would be added to the Ogilby Rd site owned by ATC. These 2 sites were needed to extend the microwave system backbone for IVECA and to increase communications coverage along the Colorado river and portions of Glamis OHV. WIS performed LOS surveys and designed the future microwave system, met with all future tenants to discuss loading and worked with Valmont to design a tower capable of meeting all loading requirements including future microwave links. WIS prepared plans and worked with BLM and Imperial County to obtain all permits requirements. Prior to construction starting, WIS negotiated a TEMP lease with IID that would allow for the temporary installation of AZ BLM, CA BLM and fish & Wildlife communication systems on their tower site located a few hundred yards away. Once the systems were successfully relocated by WIS crews, the real work began as WIS demo’d the old shack and wood poles, then carefully relocated by hand all native black rocks (to be replaced on site by hand after construction!) and began leveling the hill. A new 240 yard tower foundation was poured, 2 new shelter pads, a generator pad and a propane tank pad were installed and finished. WIS procured all material for this project including the tower, shelters and generator. The road to the site is not accessible by flat bed trucks so the shelter were brought up with heavy equipment. WIS crews made quick work of the custom 4 leg tower erection and all the finishing touches on the site were completed ahead of schedule. This was a true turnkey design/build effort with every phase of the project handled by WIS staff.

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