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January Construction Tour and Presentation

posted Dec 29, 2017, 6:50 AM by Carrie Nicholson   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 9:50 AM ]
Please join the Maryland Geo-Institute for a tour of 
the new Activated Sludge Plant No. 4 (SC 882)
 construction at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.


The Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant serves 1.3 million residents in a 140 square mile area
of Baltimore City and County. It employs approximately 300 people in its ordinary operations.
It is undergoing several construction projects exceeding $1B in total to
increase capacity while upgrading and enhancing existing processes to meet new permit limits for
the discharge of nitrogen and phosphorus. The projects will help clean the water in the Chesapeake Bay.

 Date and Schedule
 Wednesday, January 17, 2018
 3:30pm check-in and escort through security
Presentation will immediately follow tour and be completed by 5:30pm 
Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant
Baltimore, Maryland 21224 
Click here to register now for this free event.
Register by Friday, January 12, 2018. 

 Presentation Notes

Be on site not later than 3:30pm to facilitate check-in and to obtain and place your parking pass.

The tour will begin promptly and include stops to oversee the overall site,
the excavation/SOE/jack and bore operation, the pipe gallery,
which is the deepest part of the project where the pipes
in the ceiling connect to the pipes at the bottom of the jack and bore pit, and
and backfill around 12 large clarifiers.

The tour will proceed to the construction trailer for presentations 
by representatives 
of the design and construction teams 
about the project entirety with emphasis on 
other excavations and 
pipe installations as well as deep foundations including
auger cast-in-place piles and drilled caissons, and helical piles plus questions and answers.

The tour and presentation should wrap up by 5:30pm.

  All attendees must bring and wear closed-toe, hard sole shoes, hard hat, vest, and glasses. Gloves are recommended.

Attendees will need to be escorted through the guard gate before beginning the tour.
Again, arrive no later than 3:30pm, so that the group can proceed together and on schedule.

Kofi Acheampong, P.E., ENV SP, Chief Geotechnical Engineer at KCI Technologies, Inc., will present on behalf of the design team. 

Mr. Acheampong has a multi-discipline background with specialties in geotechnical, geo-structural, geo-environmental, and dam engineering and over 30 years of experience in foundation design and construction for a wide range of infrastructure projects both nationwide and internationally. 

Mr. Acheampong's 

expertise includes design and construction in specialty deep foundations and ground improvements for transportation systems and buildings, wastewater treatment plants, 

other infrastructure projects, 

slope stabilization, dams and levees, excavation support systems, and trenchless technology including horizontal directional drilling, jack-and-bore, and microtunneling. Notable and award-winning among his project portfolio are geotechnical investigations and design for the I-95 Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Replacement (New Haven, CT), Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement, Piscataway Drive Landslide and Slope Repairs, and the Activated Sludge Plant No. 4 at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Bruce D. Gordon, P.E., CCM, PSP, of JMT, is an architectural/engineering construction management graduate with 34 years of experience in all facets of construction management including overall project oversight and coordination, estimating, and scheduling for a variety of facilities and infrastructure projects. Mr. Gordon’s experience includes new office buildings, office renovations and tenant fit-outs, commercial buildings and warehouses, multi-unit residential buildings, public and private school projects, and extensive renovations and expansions to wastewater treatment plants. Mr. Gordon has been directly responsible for project management of construction projects up to $285M. 

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