Austin prepares for city center redevelopment
Austin prepares for city center redevelopment Jan 2010
SAK news release
After submitting the lowest of six bids, a new $31.9 million wastewater relief tunnel for Austin, Texas is awarded to SAK Construction. The 3.5-mile (5.6km) Downtown Wastewater Tunnel project for the City of Austin Public Works Department will expand wastewater capacity and accommodate continued growth and redevelopment of the downtown and south area of the city. The new wastewater relief tunnel makes three crossings of the Lady Bird Lake waterway and varies in diameter from 8ft and 10ft (2.4m-3m) to accommodate sewer pipelines of 54in to 96in (1.3m-2.4m) diameter. Work on site will start this month (January 2010) and is scheduled to be completed for March 2012.
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Alignment of Austin's augmenting wastewater capacity

SAK is a pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling industry contractor. The company is headquartered in the St Louis area of Missouri and was founded in 2006 by industry veterans Jerry Shaw, President; Tom Kalishman, Chairman; and Robert Affholder, Vice Chairman. All three are well known for their expertise in trenchless underground technology, including cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation.
Recent SAK Construction projects include a CIPP sewer rehabilitation for the Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant in Los Angeles County; serving as subcontractor for the CIPP portion of the Meadows Alta Parallel project for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada; a CIPP sewer rehabilitation for the City of Phoenix, Arizona, totaling more than 120,000ft (36.5km); and a 34,000ft (10.3km) sewer rehabilitation project for the City of St Paul, Minnesota.
Los Angeles sewer rehabilitation contract - TunnelTalk, Jan 2010
SAK Construction

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