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by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Johnson-Davis mobilized on Monday, October 9, and completed its portion of the work within 15 days under quite challenging conditions. Throughout those 15 days, Foreman Robert Earnest and crew fought subsequent rain events, tropical storms, and typical Florida rainy days while trying to install a 60” CMP pipe. The crew had to bypass the canal using a parallel bypass ditch and 12” hydraulic pump to keep up with downstream water. In several instances they had to open up the dirt berms to let water pass through the work zone, as it was too much water for the bypass to handle. After we completed our work, we turned the site over to J.W. Cheatham. J.W. Cheatham also had to fight the weather along the way to get the roadway paved between several rain events. After much effort and hard work, the project was finally completed on November 22, when the roadway was opened to residents in time for Thanksgiving holiday. Johnson-Davis received special thanks from the inspectors and the Indianwood Golf & Country Club Manager for our hard work. We are proud to have provided such a service to a community in need after such a disastrous event for Florida. Johnson-Davis is grateful to have had such reliable partners which made this emergency project possible within a short time frame. Special thanks are extended to Contech Engineered Solutions for fabricating a large diameter CMP pipe in record time. We would like to extend our thanks to Nutting Engineers and Professional Service Industries, Inc., who worked together for quality control. We also would like to thank Hans Wilkie, PSM from Apogee Services, for his great work on survey, Kimberly Smith at Longhorn Landscaping & Sod for always being there when we need sod, Southeast Guardrail & Attenuators, and ESP Video for the preconstruction video. Thanks also go to RES Land Clearance for dirt hauling, Jim Kirkland with Pathway Enterprises for taking care of the sidewalk for us, Rui Silva at Fine-Line Striping for final striping, RoadSafe Traffic Systems for being a reliable barricade company, and J.W. Cheatham for slugging through the weather in order to get the roadway paved. We have to recognize our mainline crew led by Robert Earnest who did an outstanding job fighting through weather to install the culvert. Sergio D. Filipone and crew also participated in rubble installation. Special thanks also is extended to our backup crew leaders involved in the project, Moises Molina and Everton Henry, and to all employees who responded to our call for help for a final push to get the job graded, sodded, and completed on time. Our company extends its gratitude to all involved in the project. Let’s keep up the good work. • • • MARCH 2018 • DITCHMEN 11 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Johnson-Davis mobilized on Monday, October 9, and completed its portion of the work within 15 days under quite challenging conditions. Throughout those 15 days, Foreman Robert Earnest and crew fought subsequent rain events, tropical storms, and typical Florida rainy days while trying to install a 60” CMP pipe. The crew had to bypass the canal using a parallel bypass ditch and 12” hydraulic pump to keep up with downstream water. In several instances they had to open up the dirt berms to let water pass through the work zone, as it was too much water for the bypass to handle. After we completed our work, we turned the site over to J.W. Cheatham. J.W. Cheatham also had to fight the weather along the way to get the roadway paved between several rain events. After much effort and hard work, the project was finally completed on November 22, when the roadway was opened to residents in time for Thanksgiving holiday. Johnson-Davis received special thanks from the inspectors and the Indianwood Golf & Country Club Manager for our hard work. We are proud to have provided such a service to a community in need after such a disastrous event for Florida. Johnson-Davis is grateful to have had such reliable partners which made this emergency project possible within a short time frame. Special thanks are extended to Contech Engineered Solutions for fabricating a large diameter CMP pipe in record time. We would like to extend our thanks to Nutting Engineers and Professional Service Industries, Inc., who worked together for quality control. We also would like to thank Hans Wilkie, PSM from Apogee Services, for his great work on survey, Kimberly Smith at Longhorn Landscaping & Sod for always being there when we need sod, Southeast Guardrail & Attenuators, and ESP Video for the preconstruction video. Thanks also go to RES Land Clearance for dirt hauling, Jim Kirkland with Pathway Enterprises for taking care of the sidewalk for us, Rui Silva at Fine-Line Striping for final striping, RoadSafe Traffic Systems for being a reliable barricade company, and J.W. Cheatham for slugging through the weather in order to get the roadway paved. We have to recognize our mainline crew led by Robert Earnest who did an outstanding job fighting through weather to install the culvert. Sergio D. Filipone and crew also participated in rubble installation. Special thanks also is extended to our backup crew leaders involved in the project, Moises Molina and Everton Henry, and to all employees who responded to our call for help for a final push to get the job graded, sodded, and completed on time. Our company extends its gratitude to all involved i FR&V7BWN( 2VWWFRvBv&( "( "( $4#( "DD4T