CMS Project Receives ABC Award of Excellence

BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2017 Award of Excellence in the “Federal Government Over $10M” Division for a $27.1M design-build project to recapitalize deep draft berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, FL. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety” on this project.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS constructed a new steel bulkhead and fuel delivery system at the existing Wharf C-2, successfully navigating a number of unique challenges along the way, including extensive dewatering of excavations of 10 to 20 feet below sea level, working at heights over water, and heavy rigging (including crane work from landside over water and from barge over water).

CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “Despite the many challenges of this high hazard project, the CMS project team worked 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents. For example, we performed over 2,000 crane lifts (including nearly 500 critical lifts) without incident. Overall, our successful completion of this project has extended the service life of the wharf bulkhead by an additional 50 years.”

In addition to the Award of Excellence, CMS was also recognized as an ABC Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) winner at the Platinum Level. The program recognizes the efforts of firms that consistently strive to achieve effective, best safety practices on jobsites and provides contractors with a tool to objectively evaluate their safety programs, policies, and procedures.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, and Mercedes Enrique, President, were on hand to accept the award at the ABC 2017 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 28, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

Stephen Gonzales Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year 2017

(Photo left-right: Jake Hahn, William Beach, Ralph Canter, Lisa Gonzales, Stephen Gonzales, Tom Medina)

BARGERSVILLE, IN — Stephen Gonzales was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Gonzales received the award at the 24th Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on May 4, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2017,” and his name. Mr. Gonzales’ wife and daughter were in attendance to support him in this honor.

Several CMS team members also attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Gonzales, including William Beach, Ralph Canter, Tom Medina, and Jake Hahn. Nominations cited him for his strong leadership skills, positive can-do attitude, and proficiency in multiple disciplines and crafts.

Mr. Gonzales is currently working as a Foreman on the Purdue Flex Lab Facility project at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. CMS is providing the mechanical scope of work for this $6.7M project.

CMS Receives SAME Excellence in Construction Award

Maumee, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) recently received the 2017 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Kentuckiana Post Small Business Award for Excellence in Construction Services for its work on the $1.1M Advanced Metering Project, Phases V & VI, at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC) in Edinburgh, IN and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Butlerville, IN.

The award was made during a luncheon to open the SAME Kentuckiana Post Annual Small Business Workshop / USACE Louisville District Open House on 18 January 2017. SAME issued only three Small Business Awards – one each for Excellence in Environmental, A/E Services, and Construction Services – with CMS receiving the latter. This award recognizes a small business firm that has exhibited excellence in construction services over the past year via one specific project or a series of projects, projects that are public or private in nature, and projects that are either civil works or building projects.

This project was actually Phases V and VI in a 6-phase sustainable energy project performed by CMS dating back to 2012. Per the scope of the project, CMS installed a Utility Monitoring & Control System (UMCS) to meter and monitor gas, electric, and water usage throughout both locations. The UMCS incorporates life safety features (e.g., carbon monoxide and smoke detectors) and addresses building controls, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and occupied/unoccupied status. Each of these areas can be monitored and controlled remotely by the installation energy manager. The project value for all six phases of work is $4.3M.

Ernest Enrique, CEO, noted, “To date, CMS has equipped nearly 200 buildings with advanced metering infrastructure, equipment, and controls at Camp Atterbury. We are proud to assist the Army in its efforts to achieve a high level of control and manageability of its energy usage at this installation.”

The SAME Kentuckiana Post luncheon was attended by well over 300 representatives of the military and the engineering, construction, and environmental industries.

CMS Wins $300M Air Force RE&C West Region Contract

social_banner2MAUMEE, OH – CMS Corporation (CMS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the West Region under the $930M AFICA Regional Engineering and Construction (RE&C) program. The RE&C program is 100% set-aside for small business and covers three regions – West, Central, and East Regions – each regional contract with an individual ceiling of approx. $300M. The West Region covers the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Under the West Region RE&C contract, CMS will compete with other awardees for design-build (D-B) and design-bid-build (D-B-B) task orders for new construction, renovation, site work, demolition, and emergency response, as well as specialty services (e.g., aircraft fuel storage and hydrant systems, UXO remediation, range services, airfield and non-airfield paving, and radiological and hazardous waste remediation). The contract scope includes work in remote and austere environments throughout the West Region. The period of contract performance is a 5-year base with three 1-year options.

Company CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This is an exciting win for CMS. The CMS Team provides the full range of services that may be required under the RE&C West Region. We stand ready to support the Air Force, its client installations, and its mission throughout the region, including work in any remote and/or austere environments we may encounter.”

The West Region is the first of the three regional ID/IQ contracts to be awarded. Results of the source selections for the Central and East Regions are pending. The 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Joint Base Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, is the contracting activity.

CMS Project Receives ABC Award of Excellence

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BARGERSVILLE, IN — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2016 Award of Excellence for the construction of a $16M ballistically-hardened structure to house generators at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in “innovation, quality, communication, and safety” on this project.

aoe2016The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of the entire project team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding merit shop construction project. CMS’s $16M Design/Bid/Build Waterfront Emergency Generators project received the Award of Excellence in the “Institutional $10M to $25M Division.” CMS constructed a 7,535-SF ballistically-hardened, climate-controlled emergency generator building to house and support two emergency backup generators, switchgear and control equipment, an overhead bridge crane, and external underground fuel storage, as well as utility and site improvements. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the home port for US Navy Fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarines. This project is critical to the Base’s ability to provide reliable emergency backup power to the 24/7 operations at this high security locale.

The client cited the CMS project team for on-time project completion, despite government operations that frequently halted work. The CMS project team worked over 75,000 labor hours on this project with zero injuries or accidents.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, and Bill Beach, Vice President of Business Development, were on hand to accept the award at the ABC 2016 Merit Shop Awards Gala on September 29, 2015 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

CMS Receives 9th CCS Safety Award

CMS Team at Awards GalaBARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS received the 2015 Zero Injury Award from the Coalition for Construction Safety, Inc. (CCS) at its 23rd Anniversary & Awards Celebration on April 28, 2016. The Zero Injury Award is given to companies whose craftspeople working for the company have not suffered a work-related accident resulting in loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job or requiring medical treatment other than first aid in the previous calendar year. CMS worked a total of 180,299 labor hours during the 2015 calendar year with zero recordable incidents.

This is CMS’s 9th Zero Injury Award in the past 11 years, a testament to CMS’s safety culture and exceptional health and safety program. Several CMS personnel attended the awards celebration, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, among them Mercedes Enrique, President; Khush Mander, Executive Vice President; and Bill Beach, Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Enrique noted, “The fact that we have won this award 9 out of 10 years demonstrates we are a company that is conscientious about safety. Safety starts with our team members in the field. Each one of our team members understands safety is Priority One on all of our projects.”

Jacob Yoder Selected CMS Craftsperson of the Year

Jacob YoderBARGERSVILLE, IN — Jacob Yoder was selected by his peers to receive the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) Outstanding Craftsperson Award. This recognition gives every CCS Association member firm an opportunity to publicly honor a craftsperson who they believe warrants distinction. It is intended to honor employees who work in the field, up to the level of Foreman.

Mr. Yoder received the award at the 23nd Annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration on April 28, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. He received a Carhartt winter jacket embroidered with the CCS logo, “Outstanding Craftsperson 2016,” and his name.

Several CMS team members attended the awards ceremony with Mr. Yoder, including Bill Beach, Mercedes Enrique (President), Jake Hahn, Khush Mander (Executive Vice President), Jack Robinson, and Phil Schmitt. Nominations cited him for his strong commitment to quality and safety, resourcefulness, problem-solving capabilities, customer service, and team work.

CMS Receives ABC’s Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction

2015 Ntl Excl in Constr Repair BQ 846BARGERSVILLE, IN, March 5, 2016 — The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Chapter awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2015 Eagle Award Excellence in Construction (EIC) for the NAVFAC Southeast project entitled, “Design-Build Repair Bachelor Quarters (BQ) 846” at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.

The ABC Eagle Award EIC is the construction industry’s premier annual awards program, honoring the nation’s most innovative and high quality construction projects and safety programs. The program determines the winners from across all ABC chapters and confers its highest recognition on the most outstanding merit shop projects of the year.

Awards were presented March 2, 2016 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During the awards program, over 175 member companies were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction, Contractor of the Year, Safety, and Diversity. Prior to winning the National EIC Award, the $5.7M Design-Build Repair BQ 846 project also won the ABC Indiana/Kentucky Chapter’s Award of Excellence in its 2015 Merit Shop Construction Awards, category Other Specialty/Government Construction.

For this project, CMS renovated an existing bachelor housing complex consisting of eight 3-story wings and one 2-story wing (over 94,800 SF total). Work included repairing the exterior building envelope, replacing mechanical systems, applying new finishes, painting, upgrading bathrooms, and adding building security and key card access features. By recommending phases of work be performed concurrently, CMS was able to complete the project ahead of schedule.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “This project received exceptional performance ratings from the Navy, which cited CMS’s expert ability to manage its subcontractors, scheduling expertise, and exceptional communication skills as key to completing the project ahead of schedule and with superb quality. What was anticipated to be a challenging project due to the age and use of the facility, as well as its size and magnitude, was, in the words of our customer, ‘executed with precision and foresight.'”

CMS’s Guam Team Wins GCA Excellence in Construction Award

GCA 2015 Award

BARRIGADA, GUAM – CMS Corporation’s project for the Retro-commissioning of 33 Facilities at Andersen AFB (AAFB), Guam has received a 2015 Guam Contractors Association (GCA) Excellence in Construction Award.

This project was selected for award in the “Federal Government/Military Less Than $10M” category. This $7.4M Design-Build project was highly rated by the Government, earning Very Good and Exceptional performance ratings in such areas as management, coordination, quality, and schedule.

The CMS-led Team completed retrofitting and commissioning of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) components in 33 facilities at AAFB, including HVAC ducts, duct air sensors, air-cooled condensing units, air handing units (AHUs), variable air volume (VAV) boxes, HVAC controls, instruments and gauges, direct digital controls (DDCs), air volume dampers, chillers, and chilled water pumps. The completed project will reduce utility expenditures by reducing energy and resource consumption. High-efficiency, low maintenance materials were utilized to obtain the desired energy savings and sustainability outcome. This project was completed in December 2014.

CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “This project demonstrates excellence in innovation, quality, communication, and safety. Our project team was very proactive in coordinating the work with all facility managers, which not only minimized operational impacts, but also improved overall quality, safety, and customer satisfaction with the finished project. With work being performed in 33 facilities, the CMS team often worked weekends and evenings to ensure we met each customer’s unique needs.”

The GCA awards banquet was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 6, 2015.