In order to develop these rail-served industrial parks, including track construction and other infrastructure improvements for all these mega projects, WT Byler Co has been Rail Logix’s go-to delivery for both site and rail construction.
In working with Rail Logix, the schedule is driven by their needs. Concept drawings typically begin with 2D views that are transformed into 3D models with supporting infrastructure and drainage, in weeks not months. This requires working with various consultants, architects, railroads, pipelines and other agencies simultaneously during the initial design process and construction.
Jim Jackson, P.E., project executive with WT Byler Co explains, “We go from simple concept layouts to complete construction drawings at a very fast pace. Most times, construction must start early to maintain scheduled delivery date while we are still solving lagging items. For example, there may be pipelines and utilities crossings to be mitigated, rock within the subgrade to be removed or there are long lead time materials to procure. Additionally, client needs may require dock high capabilities, pit conveyor systems or other types of rail unloading structures.”
Currently, WT Byler Co has excavated more than 3 million cubic yards of earth materials, soil stabilized 50,000 tons of lime/cement and placed 1,000,000 tons of aggregate base materials to build a combination of over 100 miles of track, plus infrastructure, for Rail Logix’s four existing parks.
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