One of the most important types of activities we conduct is the rehabilitation of our aging bridge infrastructure. Over the years, MERCO has constructed or completely rehabilitated virtually every type of concrete, wood, stone, and steel vehicular and railroad bridge, including moveable and lift bridges.
- New Construction
- Bridge Rehabilitation
- Structural Steel Rehabilitation
- Historical Structure Restoration
- Foundations and Foundation Repair
- Emergency Work
Whether crossing waterways, highways or active railroads, we have the hands-on experience and seasoned project management expertise to phase these projects in a manner that gets the job done quickly and safely, while minimizing the impact to the owner’s operations. MERCO has vast experience in all types of foundation systems and has successfully value engineered many projects saving owners millions. One such example is our extensive experience performing new construction and rehabilitation work on bridges that cross active railroad tracks. Our crews and supervisors are trained and certified in rail safety and have years of experience working around active railroads.
Our field personnel have been tested on some of the most heavily traveled roads in the region. They know how to phase the job to get it done safely, on or ahead of schedule, and with a minimum of impact to the public. Combining their proven field expertise with MERCO’s hands-on management approach allows us to seize every reasonable opportunity to accelerate your project’s schedule and reduce costs.
The success of every MERCO project is a function of the commitment of time and energy we spend on Preconstruction activities. Constructability reviews, phasing and scheduling, and value engineering (including any required design/build functions) are all vital components of a well formulated preconstruction strategy, a strategy that has saved MERCO clients millions of dollars.
MERCO’s Constructability Reviews provides owners with the opportunity to benefit from our extensive field experience, at a time when it can have the greatest impact on the overall success of the project. By anticipating and taking steps to mitigate field problems before the start of construction, we more effectively maintain or reduce the project schedule while minimizing potential change orders.
At MERCO we perform Value Engineering studies to help our clients evaluate their options for accelerating the schedule, reducing costs, and/or improving quality. Everything from construction phasing, to the processes and materials are reviewed to ensure that we deliver the best possible value for the owner. Dependent upon the project and considering the circumstances, Merco will perform both the Design and Build tasks related to the work (Design Build). These Design Build projects range from small private rock slope projects with no prior engineering to large public heavy civil projects.