This project replaced an existing facility located in Steilacoom, Washington. This project included permitting, site preparation, grading/drainage, material handling equipment (conveyors, screens, stacker/reclaimers, etc.), maintenance and storage facilities, tunnels, etc. This was the first project where Selpeco implemented a partnering arrangement between the owner, the contractor, and the engineer. Briefly, the basis of the agreement was to encourage cooperation between the parties by linking a financial incentive with the successful completion of the project - including the engineering consultant. The budget for the project was set by Glacier and Selpeco after receiving a cost estimate for the project from the pre-selected contractor and engineer. Once set, the budget was agreed to by the contractor and engineer and this became the target price for the project (excluding change in scope items which were added or subtracted as the project progressed). If the project was completed on budget, then the contractor and the engineer would receive their fee and Glacier would have a project for the expected price. If the project was completed below budget, then Glacier would split the savings into 50% for Glacier, 40% for the contractor and 10% for the engineer. On the flip side, however, if the project went over budget, the owner would only pay 50%, the contractor 40%, and the engineer 10% of the excess costs. This set up a very cooperative environment between the parties. The project was successfully engineered within budget. Selpeco put together the partnering agreement between the parties, provided the technical overview for the owner during the engineering phase, helped to establish the target budget and "upset" mechanism, and supported Glacier with the pursuit of permits, and will provide construction management and partnering agreement interpretations during the construction phase. Selpeco produced the entire contract arrangement in concert with Glacier and its objectives to work together with its suppliers. Some of the engineering and erection procedures on this site were originated by Selpeco.
CalPortland - Portland Transshipment Facility
Selpeco provided services similar to those outlined for the Dupont Project. Selpeco also prepared and gave presentations to a local citizens group concerned with the visual impact of the new dome as well as acted as the overall Owner’s Representative. Selpeco developed the project budget, developed the entire contracting strategy and selected the vendor to provide the dome (silos were also considered) as well as coordinated the engineering for the site, foundation, material handling, electrical, and controls work required to support the new dome and tie it into the existing operations. The project is currently in operation and started earlier than planned and under budget. This project was the first of its kind on the West Coast of the United States.