Standalone Central Compressor Unit, BLM CHEU Cliffside Gas Field, Amarillo, Texas – $6,306,000
Prime Contractor – 2014
Owner: Bureau of Land Management
The project was to construct a new 2500hp standalone helium booster central compressor unit to boost the pressure to the existing CHEU facility. Project included the new compressor skid assembly, operational controls, electrical service, large 60’x 40’ pre-engineered building for the compressor, complete with special loading for 10 ton overhead bridge crane, rolling overhead door; a smaller pre-engineered metal auxiliary building for the controls and electrical with rolling overhead door. Associated site work for both buildings was included. The existing Crude Helium Enrichment Facility remained operational during the construction.
Utility Plant Electrical Distribution, VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida – $24,253,000
Prime Contractor – 2006
Owner: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This was a design-build from RFP documents project including the following work: construction of a new centrally located utility plant and electrical vault with associated site work, consolidation of the facility’s major utilities to an elevation above flood level, a new primary and secondary electrical services and distributions, and hazardous material remediation including removal and disposal of fuel contaminated soils. The RFP design documents were 30% complete; Reliable and its A-E team worked together through design, review, and cost analysis to bring the documents to 100% design and ready for construction.
Rare Modifications, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama – $1,555,000
Prime Contractor – 1997
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The scope of work on this project included work to be performed at four different locations on military property. The work varied between buildings from removing and installing a new roof system on a single building; to removal and installation of a new roofing system, providing new site drainage, and asphalt parking and driveways; to a complete renovation of an existing mechanical room that included an addition to the building to house new electrical switchgear, operators room, removal of asbestos containing materials, and installation of new roof dormers to the existing structure.
Boiler Replacement/Cogeneration Plant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee – $7,164,000
Prime Contractor – 1996
Owner: University of Tennessee
A contract was awarded by the University of Tennessee Knoxville to upgrade the campus steam plant while it remained in service throughout the contract duration. This project included replacement of the existing pneumatic control systems for all three coal-fired boilers with a new digital distributive control system, installation of a five-megawatt natural gas-fired turbine generator and associated wasteheat boiler and dump stacks, high pressure natural gas compressor system, synchronizing switchgear and switchboards, and new electrical transformers and underground 15 kv ductbank feeds to local utility power. This in combination with a new gas/oil-fired sidewall burner allowed the University to cut its steam plant emissions and save on electrical utility costs.
PHSF HVAC System Modernization, JFK Space Center, Orlando, Florida – $1,253,000
Prime Contractor – 1996
Owner: NASA, JFK Space Center
The scope of work called for the demolition and replacement of existing equipment including six air handling units, HVAC equipment, controls, electrical systems, and structural steel. The Payloads Hazardous Servicing Facility, located at Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida, is a hangar-size clean room used to service satellites before they were launched into space.
Utility Infrastructure Improvements, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee – $10,479,000
Prime Contractor – 1995
Owner: State of Tennessee
This project consisted of upgrading the campus steam, chilled water, storm sewer, domestic water, sanitary sewer and telecommunications systems. This included work within the chiller plant, heating plant, and existing academic and housing facilities in addition to expanding the direct buried piping and telecommunications conduit systems. The existing energy management system was also modified to incorporate the new primary/secondary pumping systems. The project was performed throughout the entire academic year (including summer sessions), which involved contending with an average of 12,500 university students and faculty traveling throughout the campus daily and performance of the project in sequential phases so as to provide minimal disruption to the University campus.
Expand Chilled Water #2, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky – $2,890,000
Prime Contractor – 1994
University of Kentucky
A major expansion that doubled capacity on campus. An underground spring required a continuous dewatering system to construct the foundation of the facility. Caverns below the 23 foot deep basement required caissons varying in depth from 12 to 70 feet. Major equipment included two 5,000 ton chillers, three 5,000 ton cooling towers, variable speed circulating pumps and carbon steel piping in diameters up to 42 inches.