INSTALL SOFTWATER EQUIPMENT
Location: New Orleans, LA
Scope of work: Federal Government project to furnish and install new softwater equipment and all associated piping and utilities for a fully functioning softwater treatment system. Due to excessive water hardness produced by the City, a water softener is needed in order to preserve existing equipment and systems at the VA medical center. The softwater system will be fully integrated into the medical center’s existing domestic water system. The work includes: removal and relocation of existing utilities, installing new utilities inside and outside the existing Central Energy Plant.
Completed: January 2022
BOILER BURNER REPLACEMENT
Location: Las Vegas VA Medical Center, North Las Vegas, NV
Scope of work: Federal government project to replace all the burners, burner controls and associated instrumentation, valves and ancillary equipment on the three existing firetube boilers. Work includes all necessary engineering and design for the new system to tie into the VA’s existing system. The boilers shall connect to all utility (electrical, piping, valves, starters, control and wiring etc.) connections as necessary for “turn-key” operation. The boilers support an operational hospital therefore steam supply must be maintained at all times. Thus the contract requires the the provision for a temporary dual fuel boiler that is equal in capacity to the existing boilers.
Completed: September 2021
NEW BOILER PLANT
Location: Malcom Randolph VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida
Scope of work: Replacement of three aging water tube boilers with three fire tube boilers that provide steam for the whole medical center campus. A new 6,800 square foot boiler plant building and graphics control station will be constructed. The current boilers will remain online until the new boiler plant is ready for operations after commissioning. Once the new boiler plant is placed in service, the current boilers will be demolished and removed. The boiler plant building includes foundations, concrete, structural steel, roofing, brick envelope, finishes, and all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and specialized systems.
Completed: July 2021
DECENTRALIZE HEATING SYSTEMS
Location: Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma, Washington
Scope of work: Design-build project to convert 58 buildings (such as barracks, motor pool and work bays, and office space) on Joint Base Lewis McChord from central heating plant heating systems to individual, local heat sources. Types of heating systems will be hydronic heating with new natural gas fired boilers and water heaters; natural gas fired infrared heating systems for motor pool and hangar work bays; and heat pumps. In several buildings, additional mechanical space will be constructed to accommodate new heating system equipment. Work also includes decentralizing all buildings connected to Central Plants 9, 10, and 11 and decommissioning and “mothballing” the central plants.
Completed: April 2021
REPLACE BOILERS 2 & 3
Location: VA Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska
Scope of work: Demolition and replacement of the two existing steam boilers including new controls and other system modifications required for the new boiler to function with the existing boiler that will remain. The new boilers are High Efficiency, and both fuel oil & natural gas capable. Other equipment includes steam meters, water meters, and natural gas meters. Other construction includes demolition, steel access platforms, framing, insulation, drywall, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, specialty systems, roofing and finish.
Completed: January 2021
REPLACE BOILERS BUILDING 14
Location: Marion VA Medical Center, Marion, Illinois
Scope of work: Remove three existing 300 HP boilers and replace with three new 250 HP boilers in 3000 square foot Building 14 Boiler Plant. Work also includes removing and installing new deaerators, surge tank, feed water system, pumps and associated mechanical and electrical systems. Building construction includes demolition and installation of new structural steel and platforms, trenching systems, concrete pads, and exterior windows. This project requires temporary boilers to provide heat and steam to the campus during construction.
Completed: March 2020
REPLACEMENT OF ENERGY PLANT BOILERS
Location: C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Scope of work: Removing and replacing three boilers, pumps, fans, and all piping for the 8,800 square foot Energy Plant. Other associated work includes replacing electrical systems and lights and plumbing. Structural work includes concrete slab and steel demolition, ductile iron piles, reinforced concrete pads, and new steel catwalk system..
Completed: March 2020
HOFFMAN COURTHOUSE CHILLER REPLACEMENT
Location: Walter E. Hoffman Federal Courthouse, Norfolk, VA
Scope of work: Federal government project to remove and replace two chillers, six pumps, cooling tower drives, new piping, and associated mechanical equipment. Project provides 600 tons of cooling for the Hoffman Courthouse. Work also includes replacing the control valves for 24 air handling units. Other scopes of work are new concrete pads, lead abatement, DDC Controls, and new electrical panels, breakers, and feeders. Work will be completed in a fully operational and occupied Federal Courthouse. The use of a temporary chiller will be used to keep building cooling and chilled water in use during construction.
Completed: July 2019
REPLACE CENTRAL BOILER PLANT CONTROLS SYSTEM
Location: Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Scope of Work: Installation of equipment, panels, and component parts for a complete replacement and upgrade of the control systems for 4 Central Boiler Plant boilers located in Building 4. Work also includes programming, upgrades, modifications, testing, and calibration of controls systems. Added work included removing and replacing the deaerator and associated equipment..
Completed: July 2019
PORTSMOUTH FEDERAL BUILDING CHILLER PLANT
Location: GSA Portsmouth Federal Building, Portsmouth, VA
Scope of work: Remove and replace two chillers, cooling tower, pumps, and associated mechanical equipment. Project provides 500 tons of cooling for the Portsmouth Federal Building. Other work includes interior structural demolition, new concrete and steel, and HVAC, piping, and electrical work. Work was completed in a fully operational and occupied Coast Guard building. The use of a temporary chiller was used to keep building cooling and chilled water in use during construction.
Completed: August 2018
MAGNETIC BEARING CHILLER PLANT
Location: St. Petersburg VBA Regional Office, St. Petersburg, FL
Scope of work: Demolish and install a new Modular Chiller Plant, which consists of two 400Ton magnetic bearing compressors and an aesthetically pleasing, external cooling tower. Work includes site preparation, visually appealing barrier walls and all ancillary components such as pumps, motors, piping, valves, electrical and controls. This project supports 700 employees in 212,000 square feet of office space, all in support of providing benefit programs for 1.8 million Veterans.
Completed: August 2017
BOILER PLANT REPLACEMENT
Location: James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, PA
Scope of work: Remove and replace three Boilers, deaerator, feed water pumps, and all piping for steam, feed water, fuel oil and natural gas. Other associated work includes electrical and new lights, control air compression, new flooring and finishes, overhead doors, steel catwalk system, and administrative office renovations. This project required use of temporary boilers, generator and associated pumps to allow for steam delivery to the Medical Center during construction.
Completed: August 2017
BUILDING 2 EMERGENCY GENERATOR
Location: Salem VA Medical Center
Scope of work: Asbestos Abatement and demolition of existing building, slab foundation, and emergency generator. Install new concrete foundations and new 600kW emergency generator to service Building 2. Tie in generator to existing building systems such as controls, power, and fire alarm. Work includes ensuring temporary generator remains in service during project.
Completed: November 2016
ICU ROOFTOP FANS
Location: Hampton Medical Center, Hampton, VA
Scope of work: Remove and replace four rooftop fans for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Building 110. Work includes demolition of existing fans, ductwork, and associated supports; power and electrical work; BACnet controls systems; new fans, supports, and ductwork. Due to the sensitivity of the ICU area, work requires temporary fan use with limited shutdowns to the building area. Due to the sensitivity of the ICU area, work requires temporary fan use with limited shutdowns to the building area and close coordination with VAMC Nursing and Doctor staff.
Completed: September 2015