DTA TACOM Miscellaneous Repairs, Bldg. 230, US Army Tank Automotive Command

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DTA TACOM Miscellaneous Repairs, Bldg. 230, US Army Tank Automotive Command

Location: Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI
Client: US Army
Completion: 2018
Value: $3.6M

Highlights:

  • Award of Excellence in Construction, Federal Government/Military/Under $10M category, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Indiana/Kentucky Chapter, 2018
  • Multi-building renovation project
  • D-B interior reconfiguration resulted in 35 new offices, 4 printer/copier and file rooms, conference and team rooms, and 200 work stations

Role in US National Defense

The Detroit Arsenal (DTA) was the first manufacturing plant ever built for the mass production of tanks in the US, with its top production years occurring between 1941 and 1945. Today a portion of the original plant remains an active Army facility that houses several defense agencies, including the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

Scope

CMS managed a design-build (DB) project for the complete renovation of Building 230, consisting of the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC) North, ILSC East, and ILSC West. The renovation included interior finishes and furniture. Upon completing the base contract, CMS was granted the project’s single option, which included upgrading the existing HVAC system and installing an additional HVAC unit.

Interior Reconfiguration. The interior scope of work included extensive interior renovation. We added walls to create new rooms and spaces, as well as new fire-rated doors with frames and hardware. Interior renovations included installing carpet tile flooring and rubber base; painting all walls, columns, doors, and trim; installing new HVAC vents, diffusers and return grilles; refinishing all surfaces; and adding interior signage and fire extinguishers with cabinets to achieve the appearance of a completely new area. In the ILSC North area, we reconfigured the area for 15 new offices; 2 areas for printers, copiers, and file cabinets; a 12-person Conference Room with a video telecommunication conference (VTC) system; a kitchenette/break room; and 50 workstations. In the ILSC East area, we create 10 new offices; a printer/copier and file room; a 6-person Team Room; and 75 workstations. Finally, in the ILSC West area, we reconfigured the area for 10 new offices; a printer/copier and file room; and 75 workstations.

HVAC Renovation. The HVAC scope of work required a comprehensive analysis of the existing HVAC system to determine new ventilation requirements and new cooling load for the areas served by the AHU. Our analysis showed where supplemental cooling was needed to meet the new load requirements. The mechanical upgrades required that the air distribution system be reconfigured, and new heating and cooling zones created. A direct digital control (DDC) system was installed for maximum control of heating/cooling output by building managers from on- or off-site.

As the prime contractor for this $3.6M multiple-building renovation project, CMS was responsible for meeting all of the Army’s requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. We were also responsible for ensuring that the upgrades, repairs, and newly-installed systems integrated seamlessly with the Detroit Arsenal’s other buildings and finishes. Overall, we provided aesthetically pleasing, comfortable space for Army personnel that was like-new, durable, maintainable and sustainable.

Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC)

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Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC)

Location: Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), Lima, OH
Client: Siemens Government Technologies (SGT)
Completion: 2018
Value: $8.7M

Highlights:

  • CMS self-performed installation of new steam piping connections at roof-top units
  • Air cranes used to remove existing 19,000-lb. units from the roof and then lift and place new replacement units on the roof
  • Zero OSHA-recordable incidents, despite unique site conditions/safety hazards (e.g., fall protection, cranes/air lifts/rigging, lock out/tag out, etc.)
  • Work in operating manufacturing facility with minimal impact to facility mission

Scope

CMS was awarded a design-build turnkey contract to install 37 roof top steam-fired heat recovery units (HRUs) and a single large air handling unit (AHU) at the JSMC (aka Lima Army Tank Plant) in Lima, OH. The scope of work included the removal and demolition of the existing HRUs and associated piping, electrical services, controls, and appurtenances. CMS also supplied and installed controls with native BACnet connectivity to permit integration to a new facility-wide building management system on the new HRUs, as well as variable frequency drives (VFDs) on the HRUs and exhaust fans.

Following disconnection/demolition of the existing HRUs and AHU and placement of new roof curbs, new 19,000-lb. units were air lifted and placed on the roof of the facility using air cranes (specially equipped helicopters), where the waiting CMS crew reestablished new piping and electrical connections.

USACE Huntsville District has oversight of JSMC Lima – America’s last major tank factory. Built in 1941, the facility currently turns out 11 upgraded Abrams tanks a month. This project not only dramatically reduces the facility’s carbon footprint, but also is entirely funded by the energy savings resulting from the system upgrade..

Renovation of the SGT JH Cooney US Army Reserve Center

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Renovation of the SGT JH Cooney US Army Reserve Center

Location: Milan, OH
Client: US Army
Completion: 2017
Value: $5.3M

Highlights:

  • Design-Build
  • Renovations and additions to 18,000 SF of US Army Reserve facility
  • Sustainable design and LEED features

Role in US National Defense

The US Army Reserve (USAR) is the federal reserve force of the US Army. Together the USAR and the Army National Guard constitute the Army element of the Reserve components of the US Armed Forces. USAR is a peacetime pool of trained Reserve officers and enlisted men for use in war. The Cooney US Army Reserve Center (USARC) in Milan, OH provides meeting and training facilities for regional support of Army Reserve personnel.

Scope

This design-build project renovates approximately 13,000-SF of an existing training building and an approximate 4,300-SF organizational maintenance shop. The project also requires an addition of approximately 710 SF to the organizational maintenance shop. Repairs to the facilities include extensive refurbishing of the HVAC systems, mechanical systems, security systems, electrical systems and all interior spaces. Physical security measures are incorporated in the design, including entry control points, maximum standoff distance from roads, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas. Berms, heavy landscaping, and bollards are used to prevent access when standoff distances cannot be maintained.

This project includes a variety of sustainable design features for the building as well as low-impact design techniques for the site to help the project achieve LEED Silver Certification.

Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Multiple Indiana Military Base Locations

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Multiple Indiana Military Base Locations

Location: Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, IN
Client: US Army
Completion: 2016
Value: $4.3M

Highlights:

  • Design-Build
  • Expansion of Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at multiple buildings
  • Precise utility metering, mechanical and lighting controls
  • Multi-vendor interoperability

Role in US National Defense

Camp Atterbury and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in south-central Indiana serve as military and civilian training bases under the authority of the Indiana National Guard. Camp Atterbury opened in 1942 and continues to operate under its motto, Preparamus (We Are Ready) as a site for preparing American military personnel and civilians for service.

Scope

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meter, communications networks, and data management systems that enable two-way communication between utilities and customers. Installing AMI increases the degree of control the end-user has over utilities usage and costs. In 2011, the US Army embarked on a six-phase, five-year effort to install AMIs at multiple Base locations in Indiana. The award for each phase was reliant on the incumbent’s ability to perform each phase with high customer satisfaction. CMS was awarded all six phases of the project.

The project scope included designing and installing an AMI capable of supporting and integrating a LON-Works Meter Data Management System (MDMS) in response to new Federal mandates, DoD Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. The MDMS enables the collection of time-differentiated energy usage data from advanced meters via a network system to support desired features and functionality related to energy use management and procurement.

Design-Build Pacific Air Force Combat Communications Transmission Facility and Combat Communications Combat Support Facility

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Design-Build Pacific Air Force Combat Communications Transmission Facility and Combat Communications Combat Support Facility

Location:   Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
Client:   US Navy
Completion:   2014
Value: $10.1M

Highlights:

  • 2014 National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Award of Excellence in Construction, Specialty $3M to $10M Category, for the Guam Combat Communications Support Facility and Transmission System Facility, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
  • 2014 Award of Excellence in Construction, $3M to $10M Category, from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Indiana/Kentucky Chapter for the Guam Combat Communications Support Facility and Transmission System Facility, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
  • Both buildings achieved LEED Silver Certification

Role in US National Defense

The Pacific Air Force and 644th Combat Communication Squadron’s primary mission is to provide ready air and space power to promote US interests in the Asia-Pacific region during peacetime, through crisis and in war. The addition of two new structures, an 18,000 SF Transmission System Facility and a 10,000 SF Combat Support Facility, supports the continued success of the 644th Air Force Squadron in their defense mission.

Scope

CMS successfully completed the design and construction of the Combat Communication Combat Support Facility (CCCSF) and Combat Communication Transmission System Facility (CCTSF) working with design firm, ARCADIS. Both facilities were designed for the use of the 664th Combat Communications Squadron Operations to provide communications capabilities for combatant commanders in the Pacific AOR .The project involved the site development and construction of two new, single-story reinforced concrete buildings.

The scope included new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, utility and site work, and other improvements to complete a fully operational facility to support the mission of the 644th Combat Communication Squadron.

The 9,812-SF Combat Communications Transmission System Facility has administrative work areas and storage areas. The 18,043-SF Combat Communication Combat Support facility has training space, communication room, secure storage area, maintenance repair and staging area, and generator maintenance bays.

Both buildings have reinforced concrete foundations, precast walls, and roofing capable of withstanding typhoon-strength winds and high seismic activity. Plumbing and electrical devices and fixtures meet LEED requirements. Each facility is also protected by a fire sprinkler system, fire alarm and mass notification system, and mechanical ventilation to maintain indoor air quality. A demand control system with pressure transducer ventilates generator muffler exhaust in each bay of the CCCSF.

The new buildings were designed for strength and durability to withstand the severe weather events that are characteristic of Guam and to provide service for years to come. CMS took special measures to preserve Guam’s sensitive ecosystem, adding bioswales to reduce the amount of storm water entering the island’s water supply. This and other sustainable design features qualify the project for the US Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification.

Design-Build Historical HVAC and A/C Upgrades and Repairs, Various Buildings

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Design-Build Historical HVAC and A/C Upgrades and Repairs, Various Buildings

Location:   Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, HI
Client:   US Navy
Project Value: $4.5M
Completion:   2015

Highlights:

  • Received letter Exceptional performance ratings from the
    client.
  • Recipient of 2015 Award of Excellence from the Indiana/
    Kentucky Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

Historic Value

All five buildings in the scope of this project were present
and in operation during the Japanese invasion of the US in
1941. For this reason they are considered US historic
property and subject to special handling for renovation and
repair projects to maintain the integrity of historic indicators and
landmarks.

Scope

This project required demolition of the existing outdated
and inefficient heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC)
systems and installing new high-efficiency equipment. The new
systems were tested, adjusted, balanced, and commissioned
before delivery to the customer. All five buildings were present
and in operation during the Japanese invasion of the US in
1941. For this reason, all five buildings are considered historic
US property and subject to special handling for renovation and
repair projects to maintain the integrity of historic indicators and
landmarks.

Design-Build Port Operations Waterfront Facility

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Design-Build Port Operations Waterfront Facility

Client:   US Navy
Location:   Marine Corps Support Facility (MCSF)  Blount Island, FL
Completion:   2013
Value: $3.7M
Highlights:

  • Certified LEED-NC Silver by USGBC
  • Used durable, high performance materials to withstand humid and waterfront environment.
  • Earned letter of commendation and Above Average CCASS performance evaluation from client.

Consolidation and LEED Construction

Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, FL manages more than 59 million items ranging from tanks and armored personnel carriers to medical supplies in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force, which includes 14,900 marines and sailors assigned to military operations around the world.

Since 2005, operational control was housed in various temporary facilities around the base, adding difficulty to an already complex mission. With more than 250 military/government employees and 1,000 civilian contractors working at Blount Island, central control at the port during loading and offloading was important.

The CMS team designed and built a facility that responded to the government’s need to consolidate operations, reduce its footprint, and reduce energy consumption. The CMS team took a whole building design approach, keying on life cycle as well as functionality, designing a structure that minimizes both energy consumption and adverse effects on the environment, while conserving resources and improving occupant productivity, health and comfort. The minimum sustainable design rating level is LEED-NC Silver.

Scope

This project included the design and construction of new 12,000-SF, two-story, fully enclosed climate-controlled building with parking facilities. The multifunctional facility includes offices, administrative areas, IT, security, training rooms, and conference and sleeping areas.  Work included civil, structural, architectural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, utilities, electronic safety and security, fire suppression, concrete, masonry, earthwork, and finishes.

Design-Build Installation of Geothermal Systems

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Design-Build Installation of Geothermal Systems

Location:  Seven locations in OK and KS
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers
Completion:   2013
Value: $816K
Highlights:

  • Conserved costs by re-using as many diffusers as possible.
  • Earned Exceptional and Very Good performance ratings from the client.

Reduce Energy Usage, Improve Comfort

A geothermal heat pump, or ground source heat pump (GSHP), is a central heating and cooling system that transfers heat to or from the ground. It uses the earth as both a heat source (in the winter) and a heat sink (in the summer). The CMS team developed geothermal systems for each of the existing systems at seven USACE Tulsa office locations to reduce energy costs and improve air quality at these facilities.

Scope

CMS replaced outdated boiler with three energy-saving, high efficiency boilers. Work also included repairs to the electrical distribution, lighting, and fire detection systems; installation of additional power and communications wiring; and renovations to interior finishes. The project also included lead abatement, removal of asbestos containing material, and removal of equipment containing mercury and PCBs.

Design-Build Combat Support Vehicle Maintenance Facility

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Design-Build Combat Support Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Location:   Andersen AFB, Guam
Client: US Navy
Completion:   2012
Value: $13.4M
Highlights:

  • Certified LEED-NC Silver by USGBC
  • Major equipment bays include two 10-ton floor lifts, one 50-ton floor lift, and bridge crane
  • Earned letter of commendation and Excellent rating on Past Performance Questionnaire  from client
  • Recipient of NAVFAC Marianas 2011 Safety Through Awards and Recognitions (STAR) program award for “outstanding safety awareness during construction”

Designing and Building to Withstand the Elements

CMS’s ongoing work at Andersen AFB on Guam requires that we successfully design and build new facilities, renovations, and upgrades to withstand the extreme weather events that are typical to the island of Guam. Our reinforced concrete techniques, concrete-topped roofs, durable coatings, and other weather-resistant and wind-protective design elements ensure durability under typhoon-strength winds, rainy seasons and flooding, and high seismic activity in the region.

Scope

This project included the design and construction of new 24,913-SF facility for the maintenance and repair of combat support vehicles. The interior includes administrative offices, a multi-purpose bay, drive-thru bay, tire repair bay, and paint booth bay. Design and construction included a concrete-topped roof (for stability), paving, a fire alarm/suppression system, a mass notification system, a mechanical ventilation system to maintain indoor air quality, and a separate exhaust system for vehicle exhaust removal.

Repair HVAC and Electrical Systems

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Repair HVAC and Electrical Systems

Location: Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers
Completion:   2012
Value: $2.7M
Highlights:

  • Received letter of commendation, and Outstanding and Exceptional performance ratings from the client.

Efficiency Upgrades

The CMS project team incorporated a number of sustainable features to minimize the energy consumption of the facility, conserve resources, minimize adverse effects on the environment, and improve occupant productivity, health, and comfort. These features included:

  • High efficiency boilers
  • Direct digital controls
  • HVAC re-zoning
  • Energy efficient interior lighting fixtures
  • Water-saving plumbing fixtures

Scope

CMS replaced outdated boiler with three energy-saving, high efficiency boilers. Work also included repairs to the electrical distribution, lighting, and fire detection systems; installation of additional power and communications wiring; and renovations to interior finishes. The project also included lead abatement, removal of asbestos containing material, and removal of equipment containing mercury and PCBs.