Project Description

Client: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD)

Location: Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, LA

Date of Completion: June 2012

Boh Bros. was awarded the project by LA DOTD to serve as the prime contractor for the I-10 Twin Spans Replacement Project (approximately 4.5 miles of low level bridge) damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The Twin Span bridges create a thoroughfare between New Orleans and Slidell. This project demonstrated our ability to manage and construct an extremely large, fast-paced critical project. It also demonstrated our ability to work closely with the project stake holders and critical utility owners. Boh Bros. delivered the project ahead of schedule earning an allowed early completion bonus for Phase 1 of the project.

Major features: 90% self-performed, largest project let by LADOTD at the time, delivered on-time and on-budget, earned early completion bonus allowed for Phase I


Project Description

Client: LOCAP
Location: St. James, LA
Date of Completion: July 2014

The Challenge

Boh Bros. recently deployed its proprietary Hydro-Jet Vacuum Excavation System, U.S. Patent No. 8,858,124, to support a major modification project at the LOCAP crude oil pipeline facility in St. James, LA. The owner specifically requested Boh’s patented system because the project required excavation in a highly congested area filled with more than 60 energized cables and conduits, and it had to be done without disrupting LOCAP’s operations. Using the system made it possible for the Boh team to successfully excavate more than 2,000 cubic yards of material in fewer than 50 days with no facility shut downs for nearly 3,500 man-hours of work. Tim Thibodaux, LOCAP’s supervisor, commented, “This is the best technology I’ve seen utilized in a setting such as ours. Nothing compares to it when it comes to safety, protecting the environment, and damage prevention of our pipeline.” Boh’s delicate, successful excavation around so many obstacles was an integral part of the success of the overall manifold modification project.