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Meeker, Colorado

The facility of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service combines two district offices. Meeker is a community of 3,000 located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. This area is a recreational paradise located along the White River. Elevation is 62,000 feet providing beautiful vistas and high meadow recreation, hunting and wilderness access.

The Rio Blanco County and western slope areas have undergone a sea-change with respect to increased oil and gas development. BLM advises that there have been more than exploratory wells. The area is identified as a proven gas and oil reserve; however, previous extraction efforts provided older technology (70’s and 80’s) at a time when utility and energy prices did not warrant production. However, that has changed and the growth trends for the region are enhanced. The facility is near hotel, retail, service and restaurant uses.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Design, Construction, Financing and Management

Project Data

♦  Single Story Class “A” Facility
♦  29,288 Square Feet
♦  Parking, Wareyard, Pasture, Corral and Barn
♦  Separate Snow Storage
♦  Completed February 2007

United States Department of Homeland Security

Richford, Vermont

This state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility consists of approximately 23,000 square feet (inclusive of a secure vehicle garage and sally port area). It is located on a site containing 10 acres on Vermont Highway 105, Township of Richford, Vermont. The facility replaces an antiquated multi-tenant building and provides the agency with the appropriate office and program space to conduct its critical mission of border protection, investigations and interdiction.

The facility has extensive security, communications, and special-purpose functional design attributes including generator power to allow this facility to operate “off-grid,” lockers, wet-weather workout and muster facilities, office, breakroom, conference and training facility, a detention area with sally port and a secure garage for government vehicles which includes a dog kennel.  The site improvements include a secure perimeter with security setback from right-of-way, an abundant internal circulation for vehicle access including two curb cuts, a helipad and self-contained gasoline fueling station for government vehicles. The facility site provides for its expansion during the 20-year lease term.

The facility is extraordinarily energy efficient, with thermal envelope provided by SIPS panels and the masonry exterior and standing-seam roof appropriate for the harsh environment where the facility is constructed. Mechanical, electrical, telephone and data systems are state-of-the-art. The mechanical system features a hot/cool water loop circulating to water-based heat pumps to provide for cost-efficient operation. The system is monitored and managed by BAS with remote dial-up.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Financing, Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Property Management

Project Data

♦  23,000 Square Feet, Single Story Class “A” Facility
♦  55 Parking spaces (25 Secure)
♦  Sally Port, Secure Garage, Self –Contained Fueling Station,
♦  Helipad, Dog Kennel
♦  Steel Frame, Masonry, Metal Standing Seam Roof
♦  Completed November 2009

Sevierville, Tennessee

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»  Nashville, Tennessee

Greensboro, North Carolina

A four-story office building with below-grade parking developed for General Services Administration housing the United States Bankruptcy Court and office for United States Attorney, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of Probation and other agencies. This building is a medium-rise Class “A” office/courthouse facility.  Key features include an architecturally significant entry and façade features (required due to the prominence of site in Downtown Greensboro); a monumental entry and rotunda expressing the government’s functions/actions that take place in the facility; and, meets the evolving security requirements resulting from the Oklahoma City event including secure parking and provisions for judges’ security and safety.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Financing, Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Property Management

Project Data

♦  Four Story Class “A” Office Building
♦  135,000 SF constructed over parking

»  Greensboro, North Carolina

»  Montgomery, Alabama

»  Durham, North Carolina

»  Greensboro, North Carolina

United States Department of Homeland Security

Charlotte, North Carolina

The U. S. Department of Homeland Security INS site contains eight acres improved with a two-story 54,000 square foot administrative building, a 15,525-square foot secure parking structure, and a 4,000-square foot sally port. The site was developed to provide for the agency’s security and setback requirements in a pleasant wooded and landscaped environment. The site is well located in the Charlotte area providing ease of access to the I-77 corridor, airport and regional transportation network.

The building is divided into functional sections of operation (administration, general processing and enforcement). The building facades and exteriors were executed in a precast and masonry utilizing attractive window fenestration. Key features include hard tile floors and walls, enhanced site lighting, security system, blast resistant design, safety features executed within the context of the overall architecture design and appeal of the building.  Extensive landscaping, lattice features, cornice overhangs and entrance detailing enhances the building’s look and clearly identifies access points for the public.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Design, Construction, Financing and Management

Project Data

♦  Two-Story Class “A” Office Building
♦  Approximately 73,300 Total SF including parking
♦  Completed July 2003

Dayton, Ohio

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) facility is a single-story building containing 217,000 square feet with support parking and loading areas. The building was constructed in a developed suburban retail site of approximately 12 acres in Dayton, Ohio.  Design and development features staff parking and substantial truck access for loading. Site circulation includes the ability for vehicular, truck and staff parking with appropriate separations and security setbacks from all property lines. The property has berm, fencing and heavy landscaping. Structure is tilt-up masonry with an integrated office extrusion.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Design, Construction, Financing and Management

Project Data

♦  Single Story 217,000 SF
♦  Completed January 2003

Gloucester, Massachusetts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been located in Gloucester, Massachusetts since the 1850’s. This agency operates its National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Regional Office facility in a newly constructed 90,335 square foot building for administrative, adjudication, permitting and technical analysis that includes 10,840 square feet for laboratory and special purpose use. This facility accommodates approximately 235 employees and has ample space to accommodate for future employees.

As the new NOAA facility is within a short distance of the current NOAA existing building, construction for the new facility allows the agency to maintain continuity in providing scientific, administrative, enforcement and coordination activities for the Atlantic Coast Region stretching from Newfoundland to coastal Virginia.

The new facility is ninety percent (90%) larger than the existing facility providing for abundant expansion. The program space includes public hearing and meeting room, a display and museum area, special purpose necropsy, analytical and quantitative labs including equipment specific to that agency function. Gloucester has enjoyed a long relationship with the agency and the selection of the Gloucester area for this new facility was an important consideration during the procurement deliberations.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Financing, Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Property Management

Project Data

♦  Four Story Class “A” Office Building
♦  Two Story Lab & Office Annex Building
♦  90,335 Square Feet (inclusive of both buildings)
♦  250 Surface Parking Spaces
♦  Precast with Brick Veneer with Steel Frame
♦  Completed October 2008

Durham, North Carolina

The Social Security Administration, National Computer Center, consists of 90,000 square feet of office and data center. The building consists of a three-story steel concrete frame construction that meets progressive collapse and Level IV blast requirements. It is constructed on a 25-acre site in Research Triangle Park fronting Louis Stephens Drive. Research Triangle Park is a 2,500-acre research park providing mixed-use amenities and extraordinary access to the region’s transportation network.

It houses the Social Security Administration software training and development program and redundant data center consisting of 45,000 square feet of raised floor expandable to fifty percent. The building design features include an attractive marriage of function and form incorporating the required security features, but providing for the agency’s operation and mission in a handsome Class “A” facility that is tasteful and modern by design.

The site development requirements include a 100-foot security setback, site controlled access and entry point, and utility areas to provide for redundant power feeds and generator locations for UPS and Operations requirements. The facility is leased for long-term and JDL Castle Corporation provides facility management services.

Services Performed

♦  Site Acquisition, Financing, Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Property Management

Project Data

♦  Three Story Class “A” Facility
♦  105,000 Square Feet, Includes Secure Employee/Visitor Parking
♦  Defensible Perimeter
♦  Progressive Collapse Building
♦  Precast Tilt-up with Steel Frame
♦  Completed January 2009

»  Albemarle, North Carolina

»  Ahoskie, North Carolina

»  Asheville, North Carolina

»  Beaufort, South Carolina

»  Bennettsville, South Carolina

»  Burlington, North Carolina

»  Charleston, South Carolina

»  Clarksville, Tennessee

»  Durham, North Carolina

»  Dyersburg, Tennessee

»  Elizabeth City, North Carolina

»  Florence, South Carolina

»  Greensboro, North Carolina

»  Hamilton, Ohio

»  Hickory, North Carolina

»  Maryville, Tennessee

»  Memphis, Tennessee

»  Nashville, Tennessee

»  Opelika, Alabama

»  Petersburg, Virginia

»  Reidsville, North Carolina

»  Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

»  Rock Hill, South Carolina

»  Rocky Mount, North Carolina

»  Salisbury, North Carolina

»  Sanford, North Carolina

»  Statesboro, Georgia

»  Wilkesboro, North Carolina

»  Wilson, North Carolina

»  Winston-Salem, North Carolina

»  Birmingham, Alabama

»  Lexington, Kentucky

»  Louisville, Kentucky (LEED Certified Silver)

»  Montgomery, Alabama

»  Greensboro, North Carolina

»  Winston-Salem, North Carolina