By Keith Meisel, firstname.lastname@example.org
4:12 PM EDT, March 26, 2014
The City of Baltimore has awarded SAK Construction an $18.8 million contract to install more than 58,000 feet of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) in residential neighborhoods in the Union Square area of the city, according to a release from the company.
SAK Construction's Atlantic Division office in Arbutus will oversee the project, according to the release.
SAK moved to 1405 Benson Court in February and the 7.5-acre location is only a few miles from the site.
According to Bob Stier, Atlantic Division general manager, extensive pre-planning has begun on the Union Square project, which also requires SAK to rehabilitate manholes, renovate lateral lines and complete spot repairs.
The assignment is part of a comprehensive plan the city is implementing to improve its wastewater system and is scheduled for completion in late 2015, according to the release.
The assignment requires SAK to install more than 50,000 feet of CIPP less than 15 inches in diameter; more than 3,500 feet of pipe 18 to 33 inches in diameter; and 3,500 feet of 52-inch pipe, according to the release.
SAK's "cured-in-place" technology allows it to insert a liner into an existing system, which allows it to complete repairs manhole to manhole, rather than digging up the street, according to an earlier release.