NIT Backlands Reconstruction, Phase II, Stage II


NIT Backlands Reconstruction, Phase II, Stage II – Norfolk, Virginia

NIT Backlands Reconstruction was a multi-year, multi-phase project to upgrade the land use of Virginia’s largest port.  The scope of the project was to rebuild the north container yard which would allow the port to function, store and transport containers more efficiently. 

Heard Concrete began the initial phase of this project in 2005 and was substantially complete in 2010 with all contracts and change orders completed on time and on budget.  Heard Concrete’s scope of work included placing over 12,300 cubic yards of heavy duty concrete paving, trench drains, drop-inlets and high mast light pole protection. Heard Concrete simultaneously completed other projects at the port including the new North – South Shuttle route for the Strad Carriers and also the Central Rail Yard which is used for train car transfers.  The combination of projects totaled over 100,000 cubic yards of concrete paving! All of these projects were heavy duty reinforced concrete paving designs.

The logistics of working around heavy port traffic and demanding client schedules were daily challenges; yet all were met and with a perfect safety record.

 Project Information:

Architect: Moffatt & Nichol
Final Cost: $91 Million
Project Manager: Andy Williams
Superintendent: Rodger Gregory
Prime Contractor:  E. V. Williams, Inc.
Project Start: 2005
Project Completion: 2010
Challenges:  Site logistics, heavy port traffic, multi-year phasing

Reference Contact Information
Prime Contractor: E. V. Williams, Inc.
Contact: Dennis Miller, Vice President of Operations
Address: 925 S. Military Hwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: (757) 420-1140
Owner’s Representative: Kevin Abt, Chief Engineer
Address: 600 World Trade Center