Crowder utilizes a variety of different design methods to deliver results-driven solutions to our customers. Using three primary methods -- as well as an element devoted to emergency work -- we can provide workable results that meet the unique needs of each of our diverse customers. With 70 years of experience with complex projects -- each with their own distinct set of regulations and goals -- we work closely with each of our customers to devise a method that best meets their needs.
Using a team approach, design-build allows the owner, contractor, and design engineer to work together to ensure that objectives are met without costly overruns and deadline delays. An economical design that focuses on the owner's goals for construction is implemented. This allows the owner to retain a greater amount of control over the entire project. Each member of the team brings their best ideas and expertise to the table, allowing the owner to choose the ideal one. The team is able to accelerate the schedule as needed.
As an EPC contractor with years of experience and an excellent reputation, Crowder is able to handle all steps of a project from conception to completion. This involves installation, design, materials procurement, and construction of the actual project. This construction work could be performed by our own teams or by trusted subcontractors. By working closely with the owner of the project, we are able to provide value-driven solutions that meet their needs.
As a dual-role method, CMAR offers customers advantages that save both time and money. In our role as construction manager, we work closely with the owner to develop and design solutions to meet goals. As the general contractor, we complete the construction phase of the project. Our overarching goal of providing this method is to deliver a project that meets all goals for efficiency and effectiveness.
Crowder always rises to the challenges that we face as we undertake projects. As the popularity of alternative delivery methods continues to increase, emergency work has unfolded. Whether it is opening the lines of communication between the owner and our team, reducing the duration of the project or some other challenge, we have a history of delivering high-quality work in a professional atmosphere. This increases cost efficiency and manages risks while staying on deadline and budget.
Crowder removed an existing, flood-damaged bridge over Norfolk Southern Rail Road track, and replaced with a new structure in this Emergency Design Build Project. Because of time constraints, our team designed and constructed a bottomless culvert. The new foundations consisted of driven 18” pipe pile to depths up to 62 feet; Heavy footings were installed for the end bents and wing walls. Because of the tight working area shoring was installed to complete the excavation on both sides of the new structure. Once all the concrete walls were poured we installed 18 precast arches over Norfolk Southern railroad. The entire structure was back filled with stone and the new roadway installed over the arches.
Crowder is responsible for the design, construction and management of the replacement of fifteen low impact bridges. The bridges are located in Ashe (two (2)), Avery (four (4)), Caldwell (one (1)), Watauga (two (2)), and Wilkes (six (6)) Counties and range in length from 35 feet to 125 feet, with average bridge length at 60 feet. The project includes: Design Services, Construction Services, Permits, Utility Coordination, Right of Way acquisition, Construction Engineering & Inspection and were completed in a little over three years.
After being shortlisted, and submitting a design-build bid to NCDOT, Crowder was awarded the design, construction and management of the replacement of nine (9) bridges. located in in Davidson (four (4)), Forsyth (one (1), Rowan (three (3)) and Stokes Counties (one (1)). Project has included: Design Services, Construction Services, Permitting, Utility Coordination, Right of Way Acquisition, as well as Construction Engineering & Inspection. These low-impact bridges range in length from 70 to 410 feet, with the average bridge length at 175 feet and have been designed and constructed in a little over 3 years.
The scope of work for this project included Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a wastewater treatment facility to support the flue gas de-sulfurization project. This project scope included site work, roadways, storm drainage system, concrete foundations for the tanks and buildings, two pre-engineered buildings, a concrete bio-reactor, a concrete filtrate sump, two clarifiers, structural steel and fiberglass tanks. Crowder direct hired self-performed the major work, including underground piping and electrical, foundations, equipment erection, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation/control systems.