Oakland, Calif., interceptor project honored by trenchless technology association

Bob Zemp, of Linabond, Inc., accepted a Certificate of High Commendation for the International No-Dig Award 2000.

November 28, 2001 — Bob Zemp, of Linabond, Inc., accepted a Certificate of High Commendation for the International No-Dig Award 2000.

The International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) presented the award at a gala event in Prague. The award for was accepted on behalf of all the firms involved with the Wood Street Interceptor - Phase I: East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), Brown and Caldwell, V & A Consulting Engineers, JR Pipeline Company, Inc., Mac & Mac Hydrodemolition Services, Inc..

This pipeline rehabilitation project utilized the Linabond Structural Polymer Pipeline Co-Lining System. Developed more than a decade ago, the Linabond Structural Polymer Pipeline Co-Lining System extracts the maximum amount of strength and value from the existing pipe by creating a broad load transfer with strong, corrosion-proof materials. The existing pipe is salvaged and used as a component in the new composite structure. Pipelines can be structurally rehabilitated at a rate of a lineal foot per minute, with little disturbance to the surrounding community. With no bypassing required, Linabond is fast, convenient and cost effective.

The scope included lining 270 degrees of a 105-in. pipe for a distance of 2300 feet, without bypassing the flow of wastewater. The contractor, J.R. Pipeline (Perris, CA), coordinated the successful installation of the project, including sub-contracting the surface preparation to Dave MacNeil at Mac & Mac Industrial Services Ltd. (Surrey, British Columbia).

The contract allowed for 520 days, but the co-lining was completed in less than 75 hours over 40 nights. From start to finish, the entire project was completed in a few months. In just two projects, J.R. Pipeline has gained the reputation as the fastest, most efficient installation team of the Linabond Structural Polymer Pipeline Co-Lining System.

Although many parties contributed to the success of the project, Elsabeth Girma of EBMUD, coordinated Oakland's dedication to current trenchless technology. She was integral in the specification development, pre-installation planning, project management and final approval. She worked hand-in-hand with the consulting engineers, the consulting project managers, the contractor and Linabond to insure the success of the Wood Street installation.

For further information, www.Linabond.com.

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