CMS Projects Receive ABC Award of Excellence

MAUMEE, OH — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2018 Award of Excellence for projects at Purdue University, IN and Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI. The Purdue Flex Lab Facility project received the Award of Excellence in Construction in the “Mechanical/ Commercial” category and the Detroit Arsenal Tank Command (TACOM) Miscellaneous Repairs, Building 230 in the “Federal Government/Military/Under $10M” category.

For the Purdue Flex Lab Facility, CMS performed mechanical scopes of work, including campus-wide systems integration, for the construction of a new 107,800-SF multidisciplinary engineering research building. As the prime mechanical subcontractor for this $54M state-of-the-art facility, CMS met the prime contractor’s mechanical requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. Work on the new facility began in 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2018. CMS self-performed over half the mechanical scope and also managed specialized mechanical contractors for quality, timeliness, and professional conduct.

As the prime contractor for the $3.6M design-build renovation of Building 230 at Detroit Arsenal, CMS reconfigured existing spaces to provide 200 work stations, 35 new offices, 4 copier/filing areas, 2 conference/team rooms, and a kitchenette/break room. CMS also upgraded the existing HVAC system and installed furnishings. Overall, CMS delivered an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable space for Army personnel that was in like-new condition, durable, maintainable, and sustainable. All work integrated seamlessly with the Arsenal’s other buildings and finishes.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of project teams, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer, responsible for outstanding merit shop construction projects. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in innovation, quality, and safety on both projects.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, was on hand with other members of CMS to accept both awards at the ABC 2018 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

CMS Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From ABC

BARGERSVILLE, IN – CMS’s work on the Design-Build Recapitalize Deep Draft Berthing Wharf Charlie 2 (C-2) at Naval Station Mayport, FL, has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Federal Government/Military – $15M to $100M category. CMS representatives Ernest Enrique, PE, CEO and Mercedes Enrique, President, received the award March 21 during ABC’s 28th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards celebration at ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, CA.

“CMS earned this Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award through their outstanding craftsmanship, teamwork and world-class safety processes, and Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor them,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., Director of Preconstruction at Branch & Associates, Herndon, VA. “The uncompromising commitment to top-quality construction from the CMS team was clear from start to finish in building the Wharf Charlie 2 project. ABC is proud to claim these leaders in the merit shop construction industry among its members.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, attractiveness, innovation, safety and cost.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique stated, “CMS successfully and safely navigated a number of unique challenges on this complex project, including extensive dewatering of 10 to 20-foot below sea level excavations, working at heights over water, and over 2,000 crane lifts. Despite these challenges, the CMS project team worked 157,000 labor hours with zero lost-time incidents. Overall, our successful completion of this project has extended the service life of the wharf bulkhead by an additional 50 years.”

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year’s panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, the Design-Build Institute of America, and various construction-related firms nationwide.

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit them at abc.org.

JWC CMS JV II Wins $49M USACE Tulsa District WOSB Set-aside MATOC

MAUMEE, OH – The JWC CMS JV II, a joint venture (JV) between Jack Wayte Construction (JWC) and CMS Corporation (CMS), has been awarded a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) set-aside Design-Build (D-B) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) by USACE Tulsa District. Tasks performed under the MATOC will include construction projects in the Southwest District boundaries, which include Oklahoma and Northern Texas. Projects under this MATOC will range in value up to $10 million, with a total combined contract value of $49 million over a 5-year period of performance (3-year base plus two 1-year options).

Work under this MATOC will include a wide variety of new construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and minor construction type tasks for military Interagency and International Services, and civil works projects. Scopes of work may include, but are not limited to, planning, design, total facility renovation, new construction, repairs and alterations, preventative maintenance, installation/construction of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, antiterrorism/force protection (AT/FP), environmental abatement (e.g., asbestos and lead paint abatement), and operations activities.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved a formal Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the JV member firms in April 2015, with CMS as the Mentor and JWC as the Protégé. CMS is an award-winning small business with over 20 years of experience in design-build, new construction, renovation, and mechanical/fabrication work for the federal government and commercial clients. Based in Alamogordo, NM, JWC has been in business for 56 years. They have experience in renovation, design-build, and heavy civil construction in both the public and private sectors. JWC is a family owned and operated 8(a) and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business.

CMS CEO Ernest Enrique noted, “The JWC CMS JV continues its successful path forward with this third major ID/IQ contract award. Currently, our firms are jointly executing over $15M in work at Milan Army Reserve Center, OH; Fort Polk, LA; and White Sands Missile Range, NM, among other locations. We are pleased with the current success of our JV and look forward to more opportunities to grow our relationship under the MPA program.”

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.