Specialty Construction

Photo courtesy of Saybr Contractors
The Marine Drive gas station has nine dispensers in a "race-gate" configuration.

Tulalip Tribes Marine Drive
fueling station
Saybr Contractors

Architect, engineer: Barghausen Consulting Engineers
Owner: Tulalip Tribes of Washington
ABC members: Evergreen Concrete Cutting, Marine Vacuum Service, Moncrieff Construction

The design-build Marine Drive fueling station project included construction of a new fueling station, kiosk, site work and minor tenant improvements to an existing structure. Nine new dispensers were built in a "race-gate" configuration.

The gas station for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington was aesthetically tied to nearby tribal buildings.

In order to meet Tribal Employment Rights Office requirements, Saybr Contractors sought participation from firms listed on the Tulalip TERO Native American Owned Business Registry and reallocated subcontracted scopes of work to meet the ability of the available Native-owned businesses. Additionally, Saybr worked through the TERO to find several employees that it was able to bring onto its payroll for the duration of the project, thereby further increasing the degree of American Indian participation on the contract.

Saybr also worked extensively with nearby tribal businesses to maintain access to their sites and provide for safe delivery and storage of construction materials. The company implemented extensive traffic control procedures to ensure that the traffic on Marine Drive flowed freely during construction.

This project included a rain garden to provide on-site storm water infiltration. Using special topsoils, plants and subsurface stormwater conveyance systems, Saybr installed this system rather than using more typical catch basins. The finished system treats stormwater runoff from the site's impermeable surfaces and decreases the burden on the surrounding stormwater systems.

At the formal ground-blessing ceremony for the project, Saybr was presented with a plaque from the Tulalip Tribes, and the superintendent and TERO compliance officer were presented with hand-carved wooden art pieces.

There were no recordable incidents in the 4,595 hours worked on the project.

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