The scope of services provided by UESI quickly expanded in 1992 to fill a need for quality services to perform concrete rehabilitation at power production facilities. As the company employed new trades including carpenters, masons, and boat captains UESI developed a reputation for quality workmanship performing numerous tasks as a subcontractor completing restoration of marine structure and erosion control projects. Project owners have included Florida DOT, South Florida Water Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Florida Power and Light. Restoration projects have included a wide variety of structures including bridges, water control structures, plant intakes, bulkheads, seawalls, piers, wharves, and small boat facilities. Erosion control projects have included installation of geotextile - filter fabrics, pump-in-place concrete revetments, pre-cast articulating mats and limestone riprap. With the numerous erosion control projects, in-house trades have been expanded to include equipment operators. Other projects have included traveling water screen rehabilitation, mud removal, trash rack installation, pipeline construction and repair, underwater welding and cutting, and removal of hazardous material. UESI has also quickly expanded its geographical range, performing many projects across the entire United States as well as in Japan, South Korea, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.
In 1999 due to the growth of the erosion control projects and marine structure restoration projects, UESI obtained a specialty contracting license for Marine Contracting and began completing projects as a prime contractor. Project owners have included Florida DOT, South Florida Water Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Power and Light and numerous city and county governments. In addition to marine structure restoration, some structures have been built including boardwalks and culverts. . In response to the growing amount of construction tasks and size of projects completed UESI obtained a state of Florida General Contractor license in 2004. UESI has completed bonded projects valued over $6,000,000.00 and our largest project was valued at $61,000,000.00. Construction Managers and the QA Manager have handled subcontractors and vendors for electrical, metal fabrication, instrumentation fabrication, marine plant – fully founded, environmental services, survey, sod installation and landscaping. In response to the growing amount of construction tasks and size of projects completed, UESI obtained a State of Florida General Contractor License in 2004.
Our Business And Commitment to Our Customers
UESI is a customer centric organization where every project starts and ends with customer satisfaction. We consider customer satisfaction to be a core value second only to safety. Like our safety culture, a collaborative approach is embedded in all of our business practices. It is only in this way that the true needs of each customer can be met.
Our Commitment to Service
Years of experience have taught us that safety, quality, and innovation must be planned into every project. With this as a guiding principal, UESI’s specialty services provide cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions to complex projects. Our long history of on-time completions and quality work coupled with our steadfast commitments to safety and customer service are hallmarks of UESI’s business approach.
UESI offers some of its most specialized services to the nuclear power industry. We regularly perform nuclear safety related services under our NUPIC audited 10 CFR 50, Appendix B/ASME NQA-1, Quality Assurance Program. These services include maintenance, retrofits, spent fuel pool services, coating assessment and application, work on reactor vessel internals, underwater ASME & AWS Code welding, plasma arc cutting, electronic/exothermic cutting, specialized coating and corrosion control services, nondestructive examinations, ASME Section XI exams, condition assessment & failure analysis, engineering & technical services, and training & qualification services.
UESI provides multi-disciplined consulting and engineering services and is able to address a wide range of challenges facing the industries we serve. Our in-house resources include professional engineers, expert consultants, divers, inspectors, technicians, and construction specialists.
UESI inspection plans are developed in cooperation with the Owner, Operator, or Licensee so that they are specific to the needs of the facility. Inspection programs comprehensively assess a structure and its operating components. Data is compiled to address both maintenance and regulatory issues and create a targeted maintenance or repair plan.
UESI has extensive experience in performing repair and maintenance work on wood, steel, and concrete structures. With our in-house engineering capability, we are able to address the design/build needs of complex repair or maintenance requirements. With our highly skilled dive teams and construction specialists, these services are easily applied to challenging problems often facing facility owners and operators.
UESI offers some of its most specialized services to the nuclear power industry. We regularly perform nuclear safety related services under our NUPIC audited 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, Quality Assurance Program. These services include maintenance, retrofits, spent fuel pool services, coating assessment and application, work on reactor vessel internals, underwater ASME Code welding, plasma arc cutting, electronic/exothermic cutting, specialized coating and corrosion control services, nondestructive examinations, ASME Section XI, condition assessment & failure analysis, and training and qualification services. The level of rigor and integrity with which UESI approaches its nuclear safety related work carries over into all of our services.
Our Commitment to Safety
At UESI we believe that – ‘Safety is No Accident’. The safety and health of UESI employees, customers, and stakeholders is crucial to the success of any project and stands at the center of UESI’s core values. UESI’s commitment to safety ensures that we meet or exceed all OSHA and Association of Diving Contractors International (ACDI) standards applicable to diving and marine construction. UESI management ensures that employees and their supervisors understand their role in protecting themselves, coworkers, customers, the general public, and the environment against harm.
Every UESI employee has ultimate ‘Stop Work Authority’ to halt any unsafe work activity. We are dedicated to providing a safe workplace where employees feel free and empowered to report any and all safety concerns. UESI’s management is committed to promoting a safety culture that ensures a safety conscious work environment. Nothing a manager or supervisor is doing is more important than addressing a safety concern.