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Morris Sheppard Dam Aerial Inspection

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000449022

Bid Title: Morris Sheppard Dam Aerial Inspection

Agency Bid No. Title: 16-01-926

Received Date: 12/29/2015

Close Date: 01/15/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Mandatory 01/11/2016 10:00 AM, Questions Due By 01/12/2016 04:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The BRA owns and operates Morris Sheppard Dam, which forms Possum Kingdom Lake. The dam is located at 301 Observation Point Road, Graford, TX 76449 in Palo Pinto County, approximately 11 miles southwest of Graford, Texas. The dam was designed to raise the water surface elevation 130 feet from the original river level to a normal pool elevation of 1,000 feet. The BRA seeks to develop a comprehensive concrete maintenance and repair program that will complement the monitoring, inspection, and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair programs currently in place. The Concrete Assessment and Service Life Extension (CAASLE) program at Morris Sheppard Dam will holistically assess root causes and risks associated with concrete defects at the dam. During the initial assessment phase of the CAASLE program, surface defects must be located, measured, and photographed. Since many concrete surfaces are not readily accessible, the BRA is requesting Bids from firms with the capability to provide high resolution, color, optical and infrared images using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV must be capable of imaging interior and exterior surfaces of the principal, concrete, dam components. Morris Sheppard Dam comprises the following concrete components as shown in the partial photograph below: i.An approximately 1,633-foot long, Ambursen slab and buttress section, which consists of 40 concrete buttresses on 40-foot centers spanned by reinforced concrete deck slabs. a.The north, non-overflow bulkhead (Buttresses 1 through 8) is approximately 326-foot long. The buttresses in this section are spanned by upstream deck panels only; the downstream side is open to atmosphere. b.The ogee-shaped service spillway (Buttresses 8 through 26) is approximately 707-foot long. The buttresses in this section are spanned by upstream and downstream deck panels, and the dam interior is hollow. c.The south, non-overflow bulkhead (Buttresses 26 through 40) is approximately 600-foot long. The buttresses are spanned by upstream deck panels only; the downstream side is open to atmosphere

Product Codes: 92578, 92532

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Brazos River Authority

State: Texas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Robert Box BRA Central Office, 4600 Cobbs Drive, PO Box 7555, Waco, Texas, 76714




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