Site-Preparation and Railroad Construction Contractors with a Vast Skillset
Our team of construction engineers have decades of experience in high-consequence construction environments. WT Byler Co. has been a part of some of the largest mega construction projects in the nation that have included:
- Industrial-Petrochemical Manufacturing Facility Construction
- Commercial Projects
- Government Works
- Railroad Construction
More earth moving equipment. More experienced personnel. Better delivery.
- LARGEST INDUSTRIAL-PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT - ExxonMobil North American Growth Project (NAG) -- Mont Belvieu.
- LARGEST COMMERCIAL SITE-PREPARATION PROJECT - Multi-phased ExxonMobil Campus -- Embanked 4 MM CY of Earth Material.
- LARGEST GOVERNMENT PROJECT - Multi-phased Fort Hood Rail Yard. The Fort Worth District US Army Corps of Engineers named this facility Project of the Year!
- LARGEST RAILROAD FACILITY - A 10,000-Railcar Multi-Phased Storage Yard (SIT), comprised of 120 miles of trackage, 200 switches and 1.5 million tons of crushed stone. Upon completion, the facility was the largest privately owned rail storage yard in the U.S.
Our detailed work plans and estimates account for all foreseeable challenges and leverage all opportunities to our clients' best advantage. Across the complete scope of work and throughout every phase of the project our experienced civil contractors keep things on deadline and within budget.
- Awarded for our excellence in the Safety, Health and Environmental arena.
- Proven ability as high-performance heavy and civil engineering construction specialists.
- Advanced GPS and robotic control systems allow us to move earth more efficiently.
- Decades of experience building large-scale construction sites.
- Direct-hire forces and management can be delivered on fixed-price and/or unit-price contracts.
Major Site Preparation
Fast, Safe, Efficient Land Clearing
Few infrastructure companies can match the quality and scale of our major site preparation services.
Land clearing for construction is one of our specialties, but is typically only a small portion of the construction preparation process. We have the right equipment, the right team, and capabilities to turnkey build all of your site preparation construction needs.
Our site preparation capabilities are established on solid foundations of heavy and civil engineering construction experience that includes:
Engineering Over Site-GC and Construction Survey
WT Byler Co. revolutionized the way dirt is moved with new technology. Today we utilize horizontal and vertical control solutions that provide greater accuracy, higher productivity, lower operating costs and increased efficiency.
These systems are so accurate in fact, that in many cases they are required in project specifications.
With information provided by our in-house engineers, our field personnel utilize high technology earthmoving tools for cut and fill. Using our advanced GPS, robotics, lasers, machine-mounted components and off-board transmitters, these state-of-the-art machine control systems provide precise information with 3-d imaging on an in-cab display and achieve accurate automatic hydraulic blade positioning. As a result, our operators improve their efficiency and get to grade faster.
We work with many engineering groups and aid them in the design of important projects.
Site Clearing & Grubbing
Our process involves more than a bulldozer clearing land. Our land clearing process involves the grubbing and removal of trees, snags, logs, brush, stumps, shrubs and rubbish from designated areas.
Our team will use your site clearing and grubbing specification to make way for the footprint of structures and transportation corridors. We can also prepare a clearing and grubbing scope of work before the project gets underway. Generally, our clearing and grubbing services consist of disposing:
Grubbing trees is an involved process that sets the stage for major construction projects. All trees not marked for preservation will be grubbed along with all snags, logs, brush, stumps, shrubs, rubbish and similar materials within the limits of the designated areas.
Unless otherwise specified, all stump grubbing of stumps, roots and root clusters that have a diameter of 1 inch or larger shall be grubbed out to a depth of at least 2 feet below sub-grade for concrete structures and 1 foot below the ground surface at embankment sites and other designated areas.
All materials set for clearing and grubbing are generally disposed of at generally agreed upon locations shown on engineered drawings. Our clear and grub process is also governed by local laws.
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Ground Improvement Earth Surcharge With Pre-Fabricated Vertical Drains (PVD)
Ground improvement earth fill surcharge is a common method for improving soft soil by reducing the water content of the soil through consolidation.
This is achieved by increasing the total stress (engineered preloading of materials) and reducing the pore-water pressure.
The sole purpose of vertical drain system (PVD) is to shorten the drainage path of the pore water from a low permeable layer to free water surface or to a pre-installed drainage layer (sand), thereby accelerating the rate of primary consolidation or the process of settlement. Application of ground improvement method using prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) coupled with surcharge shortens the period of primary settlement.
PVD is a prefabricated material consisting of a plastic core covered by a synthetic geotextile filter jacket.The core serves as a longitudinal flow path along the drain. The filter jacket allows water to pass into the core while restricting intrusion of soil particles. The process is monitored by soils engineers till completion.
Mass Excavation & Embankment
Clearing land is much quicker when you work with WT Byler Co. Let the professionals at our company expedite your project with cuts and fills that are placed to line and grade, meeting your soils engineering specification.
WT Byler Co personnel are prepared to perform for most any Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction project including industrial-petrochemical, commercial, government and railroad. Let the professionals at our company expedite your project with cuts and fills, placed to line and grade, meeting your soils engineering specification.
Technically, mass excavation and embankment is considered one of the most difficult topics for construction engineering materials. Soil, when excavated, can be made up of clay or sandy material (as an example) with air and water content trapped between the particles of soils. However, understanding the different states and/or other engineering construction materials can be tricky because air and water can add to the volume, and different materials have different weights. For instance, when soil is excavated, that state adds air volume; which, sometimes excavated materials can be referred to as truck yards. When soil is compacted, air volume is subtracted; that state of which, can be referred to as banked or sometimes "in-situ." The latter, typically, is our preferred method to deal with earth materials. To understand more regarding different construction engineering materials and/or the different states, please contact us.
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UG Piping Systems Installation
Our experts are able to identify and validate soils for shoring, sloping or benching during UG piping system installation.
WT Byler Co is your solution for underground piping systems installation and has a safety history that says we understand the hazards associated with excavation work. Our people are able to identify and validate soils for shoring, sloping or benching. We recognize the potential for hazardous atmospheres lurking inside of trenches. We locate and work safely around underground utilities and execute a project effectively, producing a product that meets or exceeds specifications.
Examples of our work includes installation of 22 miles of 12" perforated HDPE pipe for a U.S. defense facility. On one petrochemical project, we installed 72,129 LF of corrugated HDPE pipe, 514 LF of reinforced concrete pipe, 93 LF of corrugated metal pipe, 410 LF of 4' x 2' E-80 box culverts and 186 each of inverted "T" structure inlets. We install weld HDPE piping including fire water suppression systems.
Soil Stabilization & Reclaiming
Soil stabilization is a necessary part of constructing most road surfaces and parking lots. We can chemically treat the sub-grade and reclaim your existing HMAC road or parking lot surface for repairs.
We can reclaim your existing HMAC (hot mix asphaltic concrete) road or parking-lot surface for repairs. It is always more environmentally sensitive than exporting contaminated spoils off site and in most cases all asphalt can be reclaimed in place. Cement or lime, depending on soil types, may be used to bridge most sub-soil conditions.
When properly cured, we could then place a new HMAC or JRCP (joint reinforced concrete paving) surface. This revitalizing technique is economically feasible and pleases any budget.
Asphalt Paving (HMAC)
WT Byler Co. is the one-step contractor for all your site-preparation needs, including construction of asphalt (HMAC) surfaces for any application.
When there are various scopes of work to perform, resources can be staggering and prequalifying contractors can be difficult in any atmosphere. WT Byler Co is your one-step contractor with the convenience for you to obtain all your site-preparation needs from one experienced firm. Turnkey production is just one common feature at our company.
Site-Structures Structural Concrete
After performing land clearing services, WT Byler Co. can help you start building. We construct concrete structures for industrial-petrochemical and railroad facilities including road systems and parking, gas-turbine, pipe-rack and building foundations, pipeline protection slabs and more.
- Pipeline protection slabs
- Road systems & parking
- Pipe-rack & building foundations
- Tank-farm foundations
- Pipe-spool base fabrication yards
- Cement terminals
- Joint reinforced concrete paving (JRCP)
Hundreds of Industrial-Petrochemical, Commercial, Government and Railroad Projects Completed Safely on Time and on Budget
Turnkey Railroad Construction
Working for railroads, we have completed and / or assisted in the design and construction of hundreds of miles of railroads, including mainline, Storage In Transit (SIT) Yards, sidings, spurs, and wye-track constructed in a variety of soils and environmental conditions. We understand and recognize the occupational hazards and train our force regarding on-track-safety procedures involved in railroad construction.
WT Byler Co’s largest railroad facility is a 10,000-car multi-phased railcar storage yard (SIT) comprised 120 miles of trackage, 200 switches and 1.5 million tons of crushed stone. Upon completion, the facility was the largest privately owned rail storage yard in the US.
Class-I Mainline Railroad Maintenance-of-Way
We set the standard for Class-I Mainline Railroad maintenance-of-way and are known as a leader throughout Texas and Southwest Louisiana. We comply with all Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations and practices as they relate to maintenance-of-way, track dynamics, and their components. This includes the methods, techniques, and tools used in track repair and maintenance. Our services include:
- Clear debris from track and ROW
- Deliver and lay track panels
- Dump truck service
- Equipment and materials transport
- Off-track undercutting services
- Panel Boss service for emergency panel-replacement
Emergency Response and Derailment Services
We have hundreds of experts and own an extensive fleet of equipment to be dispatched to your location.
WT Byler Co is the company to call for emergency response and derailment service. When disaster strikes, immediate action must be taken to minimize hazards to human health, property damage and the environment. We have been providing these services for decades with an on-call Emergency Coordinator available 24/7.
WT Byler Co Emergency service coordination is provided by members of the staff on a 24-hour per day, 7-day per week basis. It is important that emergencies be dealt with in a calm, logical, safe, efficient and cost effective manner. These individuals are responsible for coordinating all emergency response measures and are trained professionals. The Emergency Coordinator has the authority to commit our company resources and to dispatch outside contractors in emergencies including:
- Emergency Response / Assessment
- Area Control / Containment
- Fire Control Assistance
- Spill Reporting
- Spill Cleanup
- Waste Disposal
- Train Derailment
We offer to provide aerial damage surveys, damage control, procurement, temporary quarters, heavy equipment services, equipment transport, fueling, temporary power, warehousing and small equipment services. We also construct staging areas and temporary roads.
WT Byler Co emergency coordinators have authority to arrange for clean-up, storage and disposal of all released materials. Should a release, fire or explosion involving hazardous substances occur, the emergency coordinator would respond and provide coordination for control of hazardous substance releases, collective emergency actions and provide assistance to local responding emergency-services-personnel.
Examples of our emergency response include the following event:
Within 24 hours of Hurricane Ike, WT Byler Co was first responder to Galveston Island removing debris from railroad right-of-ways. Utilizing hundreds of our personnel and our Houston yard as the hub-of-operations, we performed emergency services throughout Anderson, Cherokee, Rusk, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Trinity, Angelina, Brazos, Grimes, Walker, Polk, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, San Jacinto, Hardin, Orange, Montgomery, Walker, Harris, Liberty, Fort Bend, Chambers, Jefferson, Brazoria, Galveston, Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Victoria and Calhoun counties.
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