Construction Manager At Risk Selected For Drinking Water Treatment Plant Construction

(KCCR) — A major step in the process to build a drinking water treatment plant in Pierre has been approved by the Pierre City Commission. Commissioner approved a C-MAR or Construction Manager at Risk for the project. City of Pierre Project Manager Gidget Palmer says three groups of companies submitted bids…

“All three were partnerships.  They were partnership between a specialized construction group which had experience in water and waste water projects and a regional construction company with experience in the C-MAR in the state.  The three teams were John T. Jones Construction teeming with Peitz Corporation, P-K-G Contracting teaming with Scull construction and Rice Lake Construction Group teeming with R-C-S Construction.”
Palmer says the selection committee recommended P-K-G of Fargo and Scull Construction of Rapid City…

“They have experience along the Missouri River.  There locally…have done some work on our wastewater treatment plant so they’re familiar with the soils and our locale.  They have extensive C-MAR experience in South Dakota.”
Palmer says a drinking water plant is a unique project best done by two companies working together…

“These projects are not very often done, so you really need someone that’s familiar with the waste water and the water and the piping and all of those things that go on.  We don’t have anyone, you know, locally; there’s very few that are, you know, in the area. P-K-G is actually out of a Fargo and they’ll be providing that type of expertise for us.  They will be leading the C-MAR team.  Scull will be able to…they’re closer, they’re located in Rapid.  They’ll be coming and assisting in the building. the structure. a lot of those types of construction things were it’s really helpful to have familiarity with the South Dakota codified law, the financing that we’re going to have is S-R-F loans so they’ll have familiarity with all of those types of things.”
P-K-G and Scull have experience working on projects together as the two are working on a water plant project in Sturgis. Voters approved the construction of a 37-million dollar drinking water treatment plant last year. Estimated completion of the plant is May of 2020.