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US Department of Veterans Affairs
Mabbett was awarded a task order under our VA VISN 1 A/E $10M ID/IQ contract to provide professional engineering services to evaluate options and upgrades associated with replacing the deteriorating steam system at the Jamaica Plain VAMC. System components evaluated included steam convectors, fans, controls, steam stations, valves and insulation. Services were completed to prioritize upgrades based on a $3.2M construction budget.
Mabbett conducted preliminary meetings and site survey investigations to define the necessary elements of the project scope of work. Mabbett determined the severity of deficiencies, if any previous deficiencies have been corrected and identified any conditions which may have previously been unreported. The results of the investigations were presented in preliminary layout plans with proposed alternatives to the User Group. Based on User Group meetings and site surveys, Mabbett prepared a basis of design report pertinent to the project requirements within the constraints of the construction budget and consistent with the VA’s project team goals. Through the course of the design phase, Mabbett interfaced with VAMC staff to confirm the details of the scope through a series of meetings and periodic submissions of documents.
Mabbett prepared the 30% Schematic submittal; 60% Design Development submittal; 90% Construction Documents submittal; and 100% Bid [Final] Documents submittal. Each design submission included architectural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines and each discipline requirements were addressed in the Design Analysis, Specifications, Cost Estimate, and Drawings. All design submission requirements were in accordance with the A/E ID/IQ Contract and conformed to the latest editions of all VA criteria/standards/regulations/design guides, along with Commonwealth of Massachusetts regulations.
Mabbett completed an asbestos and lead based paint survey to determine the presence of these hazardous building materials and prepared a survey report that resulted in the basis of hazardous materials abatement drawings which are included in the Bid Documents submittal. Each design discipline investigated the availability of existing building information, and field verified all essential elements pertinent to their discipline. Site conditions were measured, photographed, and documented for areas identified to be renovated and/or impacted. Provided the necessary investigation and inspection of existing utilities to ensure their adequacy.
Mabbett prepared cost estimates to reflect the cost for the project including lead and asbestos removal, required phasing, special field conditions and/or temporary equipment needed during the construction. The final cost estimate accompanied the final design and was submitted for approval to the VA Project Engineer. The 100% Bid Documents submittal also included necessary engineering calculations, independent fire safety/life safety review and bid schedule.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, Manhattan VAMC
Mabbett was awarded a task order under our VA OCFM ID/IQ contract for environmental compliance subject matter expertise (SME) associated with pneumatic tube removal and lead-based paint abatement. This project is part of the VA’s compliance program associated with major renovations due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Mabbett is providing SME on this and other renovation projects at the Manhattan campus to ensure that work is done in compliance with the contractor environmental management plan (CEMP) and facility assessment management plan (FAMP).
Under this contract Mabbett is also rendering advice to the VA on environmental compliance issues as they arise and is working with the VAs construction contractors to ensure compliance to the CEMP and CAMP. Mabbett is also assisting the VA with the management of construction waste, the characterization of regulated building materials for off-site disposal, and management of excavated soils associated with construction of a flood wall.
Under this contract Mabbett is also providing additional SME support that include cost reasonableness and due diligence assessments of contractor change order requests and supporting development of independent government estimate and scopes of work for contractor change order requests associated with unforeseen conditions encountered during construction activities.
Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Mabbett/Nobis Environmental JV LLC (MANE) performed construction management services on a $450K environmental remediation project for the New England District Corps of Engineers (CENAE) in support of Compliance-Related Cleanup Activities at two Connecticut Army Reserve National Guard Facilities (CTARNG). The primary project objective was to plan and implement soil remedies at 10 areas of concern (AOC) and a groundwater remedy at one AOC, each designed to achieve compliance to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) Remediation Standard Regulations (RSRs), and executed in accordance with the corrective action plans (CAPs) for the two sites.
Pre-construction efforts included preparation of the project plans, construction cost-estimating and bonding, preparation of the submittal register, development of the construction schedule, and activities associated with subcontractor procurement. Site services included construction oversight, site supervision, health and safety oversight, confirmatory sampling, and preparation and submittal of remediation completion reports.
MANE is currently managing a $605K follow-on task order to complete CTDEEP required Post-Remediation Compliance Monitoring activities at the two sites that are designed to verify the effectiveness of remedial efforts at the facilities. MANE is also providing Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) services at one of the two properties in support of the CTDEEP Property Transfer Act provisions as part of the CTARNG annexing of the property.