Photo courtesy of LADWP The break occurred at a Y-joint, requiring crews to remove and replace 76 ft of the old pipe and added two new, 4,000-lb, 36-in.-diameter butterfly valves. Photo courtesy of LADWP The burst 30-in., riveted steel pipe spilled an estimated 20 million gallons of water and flooded the UCLA campus and Sunset Boulevard. Related Links: Water Pipeline Designed to Surf Seismic Waves AECOM Wins Fight to Oversee $1.6B Miami-Dade Sewer Repairs A week after a 93-yr-old water trunk line rupture in Los Angeles sent an estimated 20 million gallons of water gushing over the UCLA campus and
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.