Bowersock North Generation Facility

Construction Projects in Kansas City

Deep Foundation Systems, Engineered Shoring, Industrial, Structural Concrete

Kissick Construction led the design-build effort for a new hydroelectric generation facility on the Kansas River, including coordination of the engineering, architecture, and construction activities for the ownership team. Located 51 feet below the river, the foundations and utilities for the structure were constructed by installation of 42,000 cubic yards of temporary cofferdam and a structural and sheet piling systems inside the river to redirect the water flow around the site as over 7,000 cubic yards of structural concrete was placed.

The project complexity was compounded by its location, being positioned between a US Army Corps levee, the US Hwy 59 bridge at Lawrence, and the connection with the existing river dam which dates from the late 1800’s.

Construction began in June of 2011 and finished ahead of schedule in October of 2012.