Parsons, Jacobs Associates picked to manage construction of South Cobb Tunnel

Parsons and its subcontractor, Jacobs Associates (JA), have been awarded a contract by the Cobb County Water System (CCWS) to oversee work on the South Cobb Tunnel in Cobb County, GA. The estimated construction cost of the project is $200 million. Parsons and JA will oversee construction activities, make independent cost estimates to validate those made by the engineering team, advise CCWS on contracting issues, implement a quality control plan, and assist with community outreach...

PASADENA, CA, Feb. 7, 2007 -- Parsons and its subcontractor, Jacobs Associates (JA), have been awarded a contract by the Cobb County Water System (CCWS) to oversee work on the South Cobb Tunnel in Cobb County, GA. The estimated construction cost of the project is $200 million.

Parsons and JA will oversee construction activities, make independent cost estimates to validate those made by the engineering team, advise CCWS on contracting issues, implement a quality control plan, and assist with community outreach.

The South Cobb Tunnel consists of approximately 30,000 ft of 27-ft-diameter tunnel, concrete lining, construction and drop shafts, inlet structures, and smaller connector tunnels. The project also includes a 130-MGD lift station, constructed in a 100-ft-diameter shaft, to convey wastewater flows from the tunnel to the South Cobb Water Reclamation Facility.

A veteran in water/wastewater services, Parsons and its affiliates bring extensive worldwide experience in managing large construction and tunnel projects, including the Chattahoochee Tunnel, one of the largest construction undertakings in CCWS's history. CCWS chose Parsons and its subcontractor, JA, to provide construction management services for the Chattahoochee Tunnel Project in 1999. The project was completed in December 2004 under budget.

"Parsons is incredibly pleased to continue its association with CCWS," said Dave Backus, Parsons Group President. "The Parsons team is not only familiar with Cobb County but is also aware of the community concerns in the area."

When operational in 2013, the South Cobb Tunnel will replace existing wastewater infrastructure nearing capacity and provide conveyance capacity for anticipated build-out of the basin.

Parsons (www.parsons.com), celebrating more than 60 years of setting industry standards, is a leader in many diversified markets such as water/wastewater, transportation, facilities, planning, infrastructure, industrial processes, communications, water, environmental, and advanced technology. Parsons provides technical and management solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as federal, regional, and local government agencies.

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Also see:
-- "Parsons picked by Augusta Utilities Department for water plant expansion"
-- "Parsons picked by King County for $211 million conveyance project"

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