NBGE Newsletter January 2017

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Welcome to 2017 and the start of some great new beginnings. As the Senior Managers of the NBG East worked on our planning for 2017, it was clear that we have exciting times ahead and we are positioned for success. Our Senior Managers recognize that we need to share our planning and leverage the knowledge of our project teams to grow as a group.

This newsletter is the first step to providing more information to all of our devoted resources in the field. It will give you a look into what the NBG East Regions (Pittsburgh/Cleveland, DC, and Charlotte including Corrections, Caribbean and Dept. of Defense - DoD) are pursuing.

Be on the lookout for new opportunities that will benefit from your participation - opportunities that will, in turn, support the group and support your success.

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Letter from Kevin Swain

As we look back at the last few years, it is clear that there have been some tough projects and challenges, but the group stands strong. We are finishing work and starting new opportunities. For that, we thank you for your dedication and commitment to your projects. Though our revenue volume of new wins was down in 2016, the group was able to successfully complete and closeout old projects and overall we've had a financially productive year. The project teams were also successfully able to complete 8 existing projects and close 2 old claims. Unfortunately, with the good comes a little bad and we find ourselves still working to resolve 6 claims. The good news is that those projects are done, or near done, and we have entitlement on every project - we just need to work to get to completion and finish them strong. I am confident that in 2017 we will again find success in completing existing work and closing several of these old claims.

As we move into 2017, our group is building off the success of several key wins in 2016. The VA in Puerto Rico, FBI in Puerto Rico, Charlotte Air Traffic Control Tower and Charlotte Airport Concourse E. Paralleling our wins, our Senior Managers, Estimators, and Preconstruction teams worked hard in 2016, laying a path to new opportunities and future wins for 2017.

As we look ahead, it is time to make some changes along with some reorganization. We recognize our most valuable resource - our people - and we've built our 2017 planning on the strengths of our people in existing markets in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, DC and Charlotte with a new twist being a renewed focus on growing our commercial presence in Atlanta. Based on our planning efforts, we are confident that our Department of Defense (DoD) program has ample opportunities and we will continue to grow and be successful. The DoD should continue to produce about 50% of the revenue as we move forward and will be supported by our Center of Excellence for DoD work in our Pittsburgh office.

DC continues to be our richest environment for opportunity but presents a challenge on pursuits and win efforts based on the saturated competitors within the market. As we move into 2017 in DC, we are focused on some stable pursuits with DC corrections and Dept of General Services as well as capitalizing on existing relations moving into the DC area that will create new opportunities.

Charlotte had a great 2016 with two signature wins and is starting off 2017 with a new relationship and project for an apartment complex downtown. With three strong projects under their belt to start the new year, the Charlotte office is positioned to create local attention which will lead to new opportunities.

So why are we so excited about 2017? Our group has 8 projects in the box and we are waiting potential award, which represent over $500 million in potential new revenue. We also have 5 additional pursuits in January alone, representing another $700 million, and the year is just getting started. We are excited because of the opportunities in front of us and the relations we are establishing. We will need your support to successfully complete your projects and to grow your relationships with clients and strategic partners. Our key to 2017 will be patience in selecting the right pursuits to best utilize our greatest resources, which is each of you. I am excited to see where the group is heading and thankful for the opportunity to work with each of you. Here is to the start of a great 2017 together. Take advantage of the blank pages and let's write a great story together.

charlotte

With the New Year comes some new faces and a new focus on the Charlotte area. In 2017, we will focus our attention on developing long-term local relationships with current clients such as Charlotte Douglas Airport, the City of Charlotte, and Proffitt & Dixon, while adding new local clients. So if you have connections to local clients, please contact Jeremy Scharpenberg to see if that relationship could help us in the current market.

Meanwhile, Brian Fish returns to our group to oversee local projects, get us started on a local apartment project, and generally help all our teams with operations support. The early part of 2017 will include startup of two new exciting projects; the Montage Luxury Apartments in downtown Charlotte, and the Charlotte Douglass Airport Concourse E Expansion. The teams are in place for these projects and we look forward to local successes on these complicated projects.

Our pursuits in early 2017 will include an expansion of a data center in Charlotte and a Bus Maintenance Facility at Charlotte Douglas Airport. In addition, we are still waiting to hear if we were successful on the Pierce Elementary School design/build project at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. In the long term, we will continue to pursue more and more work at the Airport and hopefully a couple private clients to our book of business.

Thanks to all our teams at the CLT Air Traffic Control Tower, CLT Concourse E Expansion, and Montage for all the work you do. For all those at New Broughton Hospital, we send out a special thank you for your dedication, endurance, and fortitude on a difficult project. It takes a special team to get through a project like that.

We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!

pittsburgh

2016 in Cleveland was an exciting year even though some new projects didn’t progress as quickly or at all. We anticipate a strong 2017 and continued success as we leverage our current relationships and work to develop new ones. We successfully completed the three (3) American Greeting projects in late summer. The NASA Office Building pursuit fell short as it is over budget. The GSA is working with NASA and the A/E to try and get the project back within budget so we may see this one again.

Beacon, AKA 515 Euclid, came back out for bid and we are currently working with Stark to get this project within budget. We hope we are successful as this project could start late spring in 2017. The levy’s passed in the November election allowing the city to fully support the nuCLEus project. We received word right before the holiday that design development drawings are being issued in early February. Walsh will continue to perform preconstruction service for Stark and will work to keep the project within budget with an anticipated construction start in Early Fall of 2017. In the long range future, Walsh continues our preconstruction services on the University Circle project for Midwest Development Partners. This is most likely a 2018 start.

DC Metro area

Happy New Year from DC! But first Adios to 2016 – While we didn’t see new project acquisitions last year, our project teams spent a great deal of time, effort and dedication to stabilize and closeout some difficult projects, pushing us towards a better future. To those teams leading those efforts, we are grateful and applaud your successes on those challenging projects, particularly the Chiller Plant at Fort Meade, and the Yorktown HQ and BEQ. Both projects will be ending on higher notes than originally forecasted, due to successful negotiations and partnerships with owners and subcontractors. 2016 also had some strong projects end on even higher notes - particularly the SSA Waterline Project, The Cooling Towers at Walter Reed Hospital and the DLA HQ’s in New Cumberland PA. Thanks to all of our project teams for their continued hard work on each of our projects in the region.

On a personal note, we grew our Walsh DC family in 2016 as and Shane and Brenna Wojno welcomed a baby boy, and Kelli and Travis Brown welcomed their baby girl this year.

So what’s up for 2017?

In Lake Geneva this past September, Walsh leadership explained that the next step to follow our “Year of the Customer” in 2016, is to hone in and become better at the personal touch with our coworkers and clients. In that spirit, we will be planning some fun events to get everyone together and take advantage of the great city we live in; I think we all know we ran a fun deficit in 2016, so 2017 is reclamation year. We would also like to extend our culture to our client pursuits – finding companies that value our culture and services, so we can build lasting relationships. Our team is open to any and all ideas, so please feel empowered to talk to your clients, and don’t hesitate to speak up and share new thoughts.

Also we will have Megan Smith back in her Pre-Con Manager chair full time this year so get ready for a lot of interesting pursuits. Be prepared for more project team involvement on these pursuits, not only to help land next projects, but to keep everyone involved in the direction of the Walsh DC/MidAtlantic Region. We’re currently pursuing a number of projects within the District, as well as sights on work with our preferred Federal clients later in the year.

Our office is planning a 2017 Kick Off Meeting for a date in late January – and we look forward to sharing the 2017 Vision with you in more detail then! See you there!

safety

In 2016, NBGE adopted an Incident Prevention Model (below) as the vehicle to develop a well-balanced safety performance scorecard. To the right of the green dashed line are the Lagging Metrics and associated Trailing Indicators. To the left of the green dashed line are the factors for incident prevention and categories which specifically apply to our Safety & Health Management System.

Please make a conscious effort to familiarize yourself with this safety model. Mark Ulmer will be visiting each of our Projects in the first quarter of 2017 to review this Model as well as the NBGE Strategic Goals for Safety.

Thank you for your active involvement in our Business Group’s Safety Function.

national building group east

what are we chasing?

Pressley Ridge School, Pittsburgh, PA

Owner: Pressley Ridge | CMA | Arch: Biolasky | for info,contact anthony decarlo

SOF Special Tactics Facility, Fort Bragg, NC

Owner: USACE | DBB | for info,contact anthony decarlo

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Phase II Pierce Terrace Elementary School, Fort Jackson, SC

Owner: USACE, Savannah | DB | for info,contact anthony decarlo

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P1461 Addition Renovation Lejeune High School, Camp Lejeune, NC

Owner: NAVFAC MidAtlantic | DBB | for info,contact anthony decarlo

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441 smithfield - restoration and renovations, pittsburgh, pa

Owner: stark | cmar | for info,contact anthony decarlo

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SAINT ANTHONY'S ADULT & ALUMNI HOUSING RENOVATIONS, PITTSBURGH, PA

OWNER: SAINT ANTHONY'S SCHOOL | CMA | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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THE BEACON (515 EUCLID), CLEVELAND, OHIO

OWNER: STARK | CMAR | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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POST ROAD GARDEN APARTMENTS, BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY

OWNER: PRESERVATION PARTNERS | DBB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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PLEASANT VALLEY APARTMENTS, CONSCHOHOSKEN, PA

OWNER: PRESERVATION PARTNERS | DBB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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TRAINING SUPPORT FACILITY, FORT LEE, VA

OWNER: USACE NORFOLK | DBB | FOR INFO, CONTACT MEGAN SMITH

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nuCLEus Development Project, Cleveland OH

Owner: Stark Enterprises | CMAR | for info,contact anthony decarlo

Wayne County Consolidated Jail, Detroit, MI

Owner: Wayne County | DB | for info,contact anthony decarlo

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HENRY J DALY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, DC

OWNER: DGS - DC | P3 | FOR INFO, CONTACT MEGAN SMITH

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COLONIAL RIDGE AND GLEN AT COLONIAL HEIGHTS, COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA

OWNER: PRESERVATION PARTNERS | DBB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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P1280 2D RADIO BATTALION COMPLEX OPERATIONS CONSOLIDATION, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC

OWNER: NAVFAC MID-ATLANTIC | DBB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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UNIVERSITY CIRCLE CITY CENTER, CLEVELAND, OHIO

OWNER: MIDWEST DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS | CMAR | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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USDA Poultry Research Lab, Athens, GA

OWNER: USDA | DB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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P777 APPLIED INSTRUCTION FACILITY, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

OWNER: NAVFAC MID-ATLANTIC | DB | FOR INFO, CONTACT MEGAN SMITH

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NAVFAC SE IDIQ MACC, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

OWNER: NAVFAC SOUTHEAST | DB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, PENSACOLA, FL

OWNER: ESCAMBIA COUNTY | DB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

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P464 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HANGAR & P459 RECYCLING & HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY, BEAUFORT, SC

OWNER: NAVFAC MID-ATLANTIC | DB | FOR INFO, CONTACT ANTHONY DECARLO

Below are projects that are expected to be out for solicitation in the next three to six months. If you have information on these or others, please contact Anthony DeCarlo and/or Megan Smith.

PN79439 Advanced skills training facility, dbb, fort bragg, nc

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maine correctional center renovation and new construction, windham, me

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Butner Elementary School Replacement, Fort Bragg, NC

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SOF Special Tactics Facility, Phase 3, Fort Bragg, NC

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P1219 SOF Marine Battalion Company/Team Facilities, Camp Lejeune, NC

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P403 Recruit Reconditioning Center and Barracks Renovation, Parris Island, SC

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C17 Type III Hydrant Refueling System, Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC

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C17 Corrosion Control/Fuel Cell Hangar, Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC

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Triton Forward Operating Base Hangar, NAS Mayport, Mayport, FL

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1312 Fordham Boulevard Site, Chapel Hill, NC

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NASA Regional MACC II

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USP Letcher County, KY

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apex museum and student housing, atlanta, ga

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weis courthouse, ssa and ice hsi/ero backfill, pittsburgh, pa

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personnel recovery 4 bay hangar, hmu moody, moody air force base, ga

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db alstom expansion and modifications, hornell, ny

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clt bus maintenance facility, charlotte-douglas airport, nc

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p114 walter reed medical center addition, bethesda, md

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social security admin headquarters, altmeyer building renovation, woodlawn, md

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providence point phase 2, scott township, pa

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prince william's county regional adult detention center, phase 2 expansion, manassas, va

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p913 communications center, norfolk, va

The Charlotte ATCT project is situated on 16.5 acres of cleared deciduous and coniferous woodland consisting of temporary and permanent sediment/detention ponds driven by 170,000 CY of imported fill from neighboring Airport stockpile(s). Excavation for the (49) 52’ deep x 48” concrete caissons is approximately 17 feet below finished grade with a static water table 15 feet below caisson grade requiring constant dewatering with extensive filtration efforts. Tracon building pad consists of nearly 20 feet deep imported engineered fill to support foundations for 42,000s/ft Tracon Building. Structural steel and segmented slab on grade is nearly complete at Tracon building whereas precast erection is scheduled to start 2nd week of January 17. Tracon building is currently two weeks ahead of schedule and provides a backup work area during inclement weather after overcoming early obstacles with maintaining compliance with regional soil and erosion control measures requiring constant observation of silt fence and fibrous filtration blankets along with measuring accurate balance of PH and Acidic contents of site water discharging into local tributaries. The Tower foundation is poured and we are currently installing waterproofing membrane and required backfill in preparation for SOG and beginning precast tower erection schedule for 23rd January.

After experiencing extreme difficulties with installation of the required caissons we are on schedule with the Tower installation thanks to a perfectly planned mass concrete pour. After weeks of preparation, the operation was scheduled to begin at 2000hrs on 18November where we completed the topping layer by 1600hrs the following day with a total of 93 workers and a 10 hour rotation of placement and finish personnel. We had testing and inspection technicians from as far as Alabama to assist with extensive quality control requirements. That’s 20 hours non-stop concrete pour!

The timing of the operation was date and time critical. If we did not execute this pour on 18November then we would be forced to push another two weeks since thanksgiving was the following weekend and we just couldn’t allow that to happen. The pour was scheduled for night time due to decreased traffic experienced at Charlotte Douglas in the evenings and on weekends. Traffic jams would have been devastating to our efforts. Thanks to all the hard work and preparation put forth by the Archer Western team, and their subcontractors, we completed our mission on time and left our client with a positive feeling that they made the right decision when selecting AWC as their contractor of choice which is still echoed today throughout the upper echelons of the transportation Administration.

Factoids relative to tower foundation:

  • Massive 80’ x 80’ x 9’ thick- 8.6
  • Million pound concrete mat sits nestled on (49) 4’ diameter x 55’ deep rebar lined concrete caissons.
  • Concrete mat used 250 tons of rebar with 2090 cubic yards of concrete supported by three local batch plants delivering 250 loads and utilizing a 13 truck non-stop cycle averaging 1/2hr per truck.
  • Three pump trucks were utilized for the majority of the pour with 8 mobile light plants.
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