Barksdale Airforce Base, one of ARS Aleut Construction’s project sites.
Barksdale Airforce Base, one of ARS Aleut Construction’s project sites.
ARS Aleut Construction was recently awarded a contract by NAVFAC Washington to provide the engineering, design and construction of two new facilities to enhance mission capabilities at Naval Support Facility Indian Head. The $4.2M project replaces task critical equipment and infrastructure with increased capacity equipment that is more energy efficient. The project scope will include fiber optics, SCADA, energy generation equipment, new 14kV transformers, and the connection of those systems to mission and task critical processes. All work will be completed without interruption to operations at the Navy installation.
AAC has received a notice of selection for the George C. Marshall Space flight Center Minor Construction Contract-IV Acquisition. This IDIQ contract will provide all management, supervision, labor, transportation, facilities, materials, tools, disposal, coordination of subcontractors, documentation, and equipment necessary for the performance of minor construction projects. All work is to performed at the Marshall Space Flight Center, and managed out of AAC’s local office in Huntsville, Alabama.
AAC was recently awarded a Task Order Contract from the Bureau of Indian Affairs National MACC to design and build two fire stations, one in Busby, MT and one in Cedar Creek, AZ. The project consists of furnishing Design-Build Services for all site, civil, utilities, plant, labor, material, services and equipment for the construction of two Fire Stations. Each structure will contain two Fire Engine bays, an office area, a classroom/training room and ADA/ABA Accessibility Guide compliant men’s and women’s restrooms. The Main Garage shall have an apparatus area to be used for turnout gear including fire clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus, firefighting tools and equipment. A mezzanine area will house the building mechanical equipment such as heater and water heater. A paved parking lot including handicap spaces with access to a hard-surfaced road will be provided.
The General Services Administration recently awarded a $7.5M design-build contract to ARS Aleut Construction to design and construct the Balcony, Wall Stone Flashing and Skylight Roofing Repairs at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Headquarters (Robert F. Kennedy Building) in Washington, DC. This project is to fully repair water infiltration at exterior balconies located on various floors surrounding the outside and interior courtyard of the building. The exterior balconies topped with slate, stone and concrete pavers are no longer keeping the interior offices dry from moisture. The DOJ has experienced water infiltration into the building at just about all balcony locations. These leaks have been causing major damage to the historical ceiling and walls of offices and conference room areas throughout the building. Major work items will include survey, design and replacement of floor roofing over skylights, floor removal and reinstalling wall stones and replacing flashing, balcony roofing, deteriorating mortar and sealants. Multiple roof drains will be replaced or refurbished. The DOJ Headquarters is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
AAC will renovate four warehouses totaling over 250,000 square feet of space. This general construction project will include the following tasks: replace building siding, install exterior guard rails, repair exterior concrete docks and ramps, remove fluorescent lights, install LED lights, replace sliding cargo doors, repair gypsum boards, and replace gutters and windows. The contract will also include electrical and lighting upgrades, structural repairs and the installation of an epoxy flooring system. AAC will work concurrently at the four buildings which will remain open during the 720-day period of performance. This will be accomplished by closing off one-half of each building to do repairs while the other half remains in use. The phasing for this contract will require close coordination with contracting, and a highly organized management team.
AAC has recently been awarded a spot on the Department of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs $500M National Multiple Award Construction Contract. This five-year MACC consists of construction and modular/offsite design-build projects at various locations across the Continental United States and Indian Country. The scope of work will include new construction, modular construction, offsite design-build construction, building demolition and renovation, built-in equipment repair/replacement, piping repair/replacement, pipe lagging, electrical work, mechanical work, fencing, roofing, painting, site work, removal and disposal of lead based paint and asbestos containing material, welding and masonry, installation of renewable energy source technologies; optimizing operations of existing equipment; advanced utility meters; and network integration of building automation and control equipment.
AAC has recently been awarded a $14.1M contract by the National Park Service for the rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system servicing the El Portal community at the western entrance to Yosemite National Park. The construction project is comprised of the rehabilitation and replacement of sewer pipeline using pipe bursting, cured in place pipe lining, horizontal directional drilling, and open cut trenching. AAC’s team will also rehabilitate, replace, and repair sewer manholes and upgrade the entrance to the waste water treatment plant. AAC will serve as Prime Contractor on this competitively awarded, firm-fixed price project to restore functionality of the sewer system to the residents of El Portal, and surrounding areas, as well as prevent raw sewage spills in the vicinity of the Merced River. The project is scheduled to be begin in August of 2018.
ARS was awarded a sole source, firm fixed price contract by NAVFAC Southwest to renovate several fire stations throughout the Naval Air Station—Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. The main focus of the renovation project was to consolidate a new Crash Facility and Building 2 Fire Station into two buildings. Work included civil, structural, architectural, fire protection, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and telecommunications upgrades and improvements. Construction also included the replacement of all windows to meet hurricane wind load requirements with emergency egress window systems and the replacement of the storefront system doors. AAC provided structural supports; replacement of the HVAC system, electrical system, distribution, and lighting systems; the removal and replacement of the plumbing and drainage systems; and the removal and replacement of interior finishes to accommodate new space requirements.
AAC is serving as prime on renovation project to include the complete demolition of the 4th Floor of the hospital, followed by a full remodel and rebuild of patient rooms. The design and implementation will be used as a prototype for future hospital renovations in VA hospitals throughout the country. AAC installed in-room patient lifts, new integrated head walls and all new medical support systems. Patient and family lounges were also newly constructed. Very high-end materials were specified and installed for the renovation.
AAC was recently awarded this contract to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) by the South Carolina Air National Guard’s McEntire Joint National Guard Base (McEntire JNGB). McEntire JNGB owns and operates a WWTP and collection system located within the boundaries of the military reservation to provide treatment of wastewater generated by base activities. This project is necessary to upgrade and improve the existing Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) process and the sludge drying beds to address both the condition and capacity (sludge) of the WWTP. AAC will demolish and replace the existing SBR’s and add six additional drying beds. This project also includes the complete replacement of the WWTP’s mechanical equipment and controls.
AAC is a Subcontractor on this demolition and build back contract, providing contract management on the Seismic Upgrade to a historic building on the Sacramento VA Medical Center campus. Project included gutting existing boiler house, installing temporary boilers and the purchase and installation of 3 new boilers. Also included was the construction of a new generator building and small warehouse.
AAC serves as the Prime Subcontractor for the construction of a Fire Station in Klamath Falls, Oregon. In addition to the 17,350 square foot building, the project also includes an interior mezzanine of approximately 1,400 additional square feet. The Fire Station includes administrative office space, training rooms, locker rooms, restrooms, laundry facilities, a kitchen, an equipment storage room, bunkrooms and a shared living area. Exterior spaces include an apparatus bay consisting of four drive-through bays at two vehicles deep. Project includes the following scopes of work:
This civil construction sole source award will include site development inclusive of the utilidor and utiliduct distribution systems for water, sewer, steam and condensate. Project will also include the shut-down, abatement, demolition and replacement of utility services within an existing utilidor main. Currently in Pre-Construction phase, on-site work will begin in Spring 2018.
AAC has been awarded a sole-source contract from USACE Savannah District to address remaining DDT contamination in the soil for a site at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Historically, the project area was used by the Entomology Division of the DPW for mixing and storage of numerous pesticides and herbicides used across the entire infrastructure of Ft. Benning. In 1997, another contractor removed most of the contaminated soil around Building 267. Excavation activities could not be conducted near Building 267 because of concerns of collapsing. In 2004, a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) was approved by Georgia Environmental Protection Division stating when Building 267 is demolished, the contaminated soil around the building will be excavated and properly disposed offsite. Building 267 is now scheduled to be demolished, which will be accomplished in the first phase of this project.
AAC will completely delineate the area of excavation via Direct Push Technology borings at 3-foot horizontal spacing around the area previously delineated by USACE. Delineation results will define the extent of contamination before large diameter auger (LDA) activities. Based on the results of the delineation, AAC will design an excavation plan using a LDA to perform the excavation. All DDT-contaminated soil will be transported off-site for proper disposal. The LDA excavation will allow deep excavation (surface to 40 feet below surface) of pesticide impacted soil with minimal disruption to base operations. In addition, the LDA excavation prevents jobsite health and safety issues caused by open excavations, cave-ins, sloping, shoring, and removal/replacement of overburden.
The AAC team operates and maintains the First Division Road Landfill. The landfill operation consists of the monthly inspection and monitoring of the gas content at 39 gas vents on the landfill, adjusting the methane flow from the gas vents to ensure that methane does not migrate off-site. Our team conducts maintenance on the submersible pumps, pumps waste water (leachate) accumulated in the collection system, properly disposes of the waste water, operates and maintains the methane collection equipment, monitors/calibrates telemetry readings, inspects and adjusts over one mile of methane piping, and collects gas readings on the perimeter methane monitoring wells. This methane gas extraction system is equipped with above-ground adjustable pipe stanchions so the condensate pipes can be easily adjusted as the landfill subsides.
Due to the local difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions at this site in Bushnell, Florida, an innovative remedial approach using high pressure injection of bioaugmentation solutions was selected and implemented via 4-inch injection wells in limestone bedrock. Injection wells were installed as open boreholes with carbon steel casing using a sonic drill rig. After the first year of monitoring following the injections, groundwater showed a 50% net reduction in contaminant concentrations. As a result, a second round of injections was authorized and performed. Quarterly and semi-annual sampling is performed in order to gauge remedial progress.
ARS Aleut Construction (AAC) was contracted to engineer, furnish, install and test new Cat-6 and FOC premise cabling in four buildings at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. This included furnishing all materials, labor, supplies, and equipment necessary for the installation of quad Cat-6 outlets and single drop locations to EMCS (Energy Management Control System), as well as wall access phones, plus access points. AAC relocated strand Fiber main feeds from old communications racks to new, as well as relocating strand Fiber feeds to secured and unsecured satellite locations. AAC also engineered, furnished and installed communication closet to service 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, and included containment baskets, equipment racks, switches, patch panels, and wire managers (both horizontal and vertical). Once systems were 100% tested and user’s cutover, all redundant communication equipment and wiring (coax, analog, cat3 cat5, etc.) was removed. As built drawings were provided to the Civil Engineer Squadron, as well as the Communications Squadron Installation.