USFWS Region 6 Design Build MATOC

LOCATION:  Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.   |   OWNER:  USFWS Region 6
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usfwsMcMillen Jacobs Associates (McMillen Jacobs) was awarded a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDQ), Multi-Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for design-build services in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Demolition at Jackson Fish Hatchery and National Elk Refuge. McMillen Jacobs was recently awarded this task order for the demolition of several buildings at Jackson Fish Hatchery (hatchery building and garage) and the National Elk Refuge (shop building) in Jackson, Wyoming. The project also included the demolition and design and relocation of utilities. McMillen Jacobs sorted and hauled demolished materials offsite, removed windows, doors, siding, trash, cabinets, plumbing and mechanical fixtures, electrical fixtures and conduit, interior walls, insulation and non-structural ceiling materials. The team also removed slabs and footings. McMillen Jacobs then restored the site including importing fill material, placing and compacting it to bring the sites back to grade.

Fort Peck Bunkhouse Replacement. McMillen Jacobs was contracted to design, manage and install a 2200sf modular bunkhouse including, but not limited to, all required excavation, concrete work, site utilities, backfill, testing and finish work. The bunkhouse was constructed to serve as a replacement for the previously undersized bunkhouse utilized to house USFWS seasonal volunteers, interns and visiting staff. McMillen Jacobs’s longstanding relationship with USFWS has led to the completion of multiple bunkhouses similar in size, shape and fashion. As such, our experience with the specific needs of the USFWS afforded our design team the opportunity to suggest value engineering and design change elements to personalize the specific needs for the Fort Peck Project, all without increasing the established budget and within the allotted timeframe for design and construction.

The bunkhouse generally consisted of an approximately 2,200 sf modular bunkhouse comprised of four bedrooms, two full baths (with handicap accessibility), laundry room, spacious dining room, living room and large kitchen with a built-out fully enclosed and finished porch as well as two covered patio areas.

McMillen Jacobs was more than pleased to have encountered very few challenges on-site.

The greatest of any challenges faced was the limited project area. The limited area on-site required strict attention to the management of the footings and slab excavation, as well as the storage of the excavated materials required for backfill and the export of excess soils from the excavation of the footings and slab. Also, due to the size constraints, McMillen Jacobs required of its field crews, extra attention to safety when working within the limited area and in close proximity to the open trenches from the footing excavations. The Project was designed, managed and constructed by McMillen Jacobs, within budget, without incident, without interruption to the on-going daily operations of the Refuge, without an injury or loss time event and completed nearly (2) months ahead of the approved schedule with (0) punch-list items and most importantly, to the extreme satisfaction of the Client. McMillen Jacobs credits the success of the project to proper and effective, planning, preparation, design, communication and the highly skilled field crew that was ultimately responsible for the on-site excavation, backfill, forming and pouring of all concrete, framing of patio covers and porch, finish carpentry, drywall, landscaping, site utilities and related.