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 Design and Construction Management: Customs and Border Protection Station, Sandusky, OH

Border Patrol Station, Sandusky, Ohio

Customs and Border Protection Station
Sandusky Bay, Ohio

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Project Background:  The CBP Station in Sandusky Bay, Ohio is a new, 60,000 square foot, joint operations facility housing a total capacity of up to 95 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. The new facility improves communication between CBP’s three branches: Office of Border Patrol, Office of Air & Marine, and Office of Field Operations. The three branches each possess unique skill sets while sharing the mission to prevent terrorism, narcotics trafficking, and illegal immigration. The building also serves as a central location for federal, state, and local law enforcement collaborations. The station was designed and constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver requirements.

USACE Involvement:  From 2010 through 2012, USACE Buffalo District provided overall project management and execution support, to include real estate procurement, environmental assessment completion, and design and construction management for the CBP Sandusky Station. USACE’s fast-track contract award and project execution assisted CBP in meeting critical funding obligations and delivered a quality facility ready for owner occupancy within one year from the beginning of construction.

"I have no doubt that this facility will be a template for others to emulate."
John Beutlich, Director of the Northern Region, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine

"This idea of jointness has morphed from a best practice to a necessity. In a time of fiscal constraint and austerity, this is the way to go."
Randy Gallegos, Chief of Border Patrol Detroit Sector


 Design and Construction Management: Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Parking Facility, Indianapolis, IN

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Parking Ramp

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Parking Facility
Indianapolis, Indiana

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Project Background:  Finding a parking spot near the VA Medical Center in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana is now much easier for patients and staff due to a newly completed three-story parking garage. The $9.8 million design-build project consisted of 6,600 cubic yards of concrete, 380 tons of steel and 58 tons of tension cables that would stretch for 110 miles if laid end-to-end. The parking garage was built with the capability to expand to up to six stories. In addition to eliminating parking hassles for those utilizing the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, the garage was built to meet VA specific needs, including an ADA accessible elevator and ramps for easy wheelchair access for patients.

USACE Involvement:  Beginning in 2013 and completed just 14 months later in May of 2014, USACE Louisville District provided design and construction management support for the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center parking garage. USACE issued and managed a $9.66M construction contract to Northview Enterprises, Inc out of Louisville, Kentucky, which is a Military Service Disabled Veteran owned company. The work was completed on time, on budget and with low USACE supervision and administration costs.


 Construction Management: Flight 93 National Memorial, Somerset County, PA

Flight 93 National Memorial
Somerset County, Pennsylvania

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. National Park Service (NPS)

Project Background:  A year after the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the President of the United States signed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act called for the construction of a permanent memorial to honor the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, whose incredible acts of bravery saved countless lives at the cost of their own. A design for the memorial was selected from over 1,000 submittals from around the world. The first construction phase of the Memorial, which includes a Memorial Plaza, Wall of Names, and Entrance Road, was dedicated on September 10, 2011, just before the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

USACE Involvement:  The NPS enlisted the help of USACE Pittsburgh District to inspect the work of the construction contractor for progress, workmanship and conformance with the contract documents and existing codes for building of the Flight 93 Memorial. USACE coordinated with NPS representatives, the general public, and other interested entities as necessary regarding the project’s status, needs, and accomplishments.


 Environmental Services: Ott-Story Groundwater Treatment Facility, Muskegon, MI

Ott-Story Groundwater Treatment Facility, Muskegon, MI

Ott-Story Groundwater Treatment Facility
Muskegon, Michigan

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Project Background:  The Ott-Story Groundwater Treatment Facility (GTF) was constructed at a USEPA National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund site in Muskegon, Michigan. Eleven extraction wells pump approximately 800 gallons-per-minute of contaminated water to the plant for treatment and subsequent discharge to the Muskegon River. The GTF treats approximately one million gallons of contaminated water per day. In addition, there are over 100 monitoring wells throughout the site to monitor the cleanup.

USACE Involvement:  In 1993, USEPA partnered with USACE Detroit District to administer and manage the construction of the GTF, including the extraction and monitoring well installation. Over the course of fourteen years, USACE administered multiple operation and maintenance contracts for the GTF. More recently, USEPA and USACE partnered for completion of site characterization and plume verification efforts for the Ott-Story Superfund site.

“From the time of remedy design and initial contact with residents for property access agreements, all the way through design, construction, start-up and operation, partnering principles were established as an underlying thread running through all phases of this project.  USACE utilized partnering from "cradle to grave"' and for approximately 20 years, there have been virtually no disputes from any internal or external party.”
John Fagiolo, Remedial Project Manager, USEPA Region 5


 Environmental and Dredging Support Services: Outboard Marine Corp. Superfund Dredging, Waukegan Harbor, IL

Outboard Marine Corp. Superfund Dredging, Waukegan Harbor, IL

Outboard Marine Corporation Superfund Dredging
Waukegan Harbor, Illinois

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)

Project Background:  In 2009, USEPA determined additional dredging was needed at the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Superfund site to clean up PCB-contaminated sediment remaining from the former outboard-boat-motor manufacturing plant. Over 183,000 cubic yards of contaminated harbor sediment needed to be hydraulically dredged while maintaining best management practices to reduce sediment re-suspension and maintain marine traffic.

USACE Involvement:  USEPA partnered with USACE Chicago District to oversee the dredging and associated water treatment and sediment dewatering operations. USACE also provided support for the dredge slurry pipeline, sediment containment berms and sediment dewatering and water treatment systems. USACE’s experience in dredging of contaminated sediments helped provide oversight and technical expertise to minimize re-suspension of sediment and containment of contaminated sediment.


 Dredging Support Services: Tennessee Valley Authority / U.S. Coast Guard Dredging Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee Valley Authority / U.S. Coast Guard Dredging Chattanooga, TN

Tennessee Valley Authority/U.S. Coast Guard Dredging
Chattanooga, Tennessee

USACE Federal Partners:  U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Project Background:  The U.S. Coast Guard determined dredging was needed within the USCG Cutter Quachita harbor limits and also within the fleeting operations area for the TVA harbor located along the Tennessee River on Chickamauga Lake. Water depths within the USCG-TVA harbor limits had become too shallow to operate under normal conditions. The Chickamauga Lake normally draws the pool level down between December and March, which creates issues with ingress/egress from the harbor for USCG and TVA vessels.

USACE Involvement:  In 2014, USCG and TVA requested USACE Nashville District support to obtain necessary environmental permits and completion of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of dredging near their adjacent docks in Chickamauga Lake. USACE provided the knowledge and expertise to manage the environmental coordination, obtain the necessary permitting, and award and manage the dredging and disposal contract.

“The USACE overcame a multitude of obstacles to not only meet but also exceed the needs and expectations of both TVA and the USCG in planning and executing the dredging project above Chickamauga Dam.”
Nikki Berger, Navigation Program Supervisor, Tennessee Valley Authority

"Partnering with the Corps of Engineers has successfully saved the Coast Guard time and resources. Their expertise in dredging will allow Coast Guard vessels to safely navigate in and around our stations without interruptions to operation."
Enrique San, U.S. Coast Guard


 Cost Engineering: Savannah River Site Cost Engineering, Aiken, SC

Savannah River Site Cost Engineering, Aiken, SC

Savannah River Site Cost Engineering
Aiken, South Carolina

USACE Federal Partner:  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Project Background:  The DOE Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) is a nuclear waste treatment facility for the DOE Nuclear Reservation, Savannah River Site (SRS). SRS presently contains legacy nuclear waste from the production of nuclear materials between 1951 and 2002. Upon completion, SWPF will be the cornerstone of the SRS salt processing strategy.

USACE Involvement:  Early in 2012 after the DOE contractor submitted a baseline change request, DOE requested support from the USACE Huntington District to complete a cost-to-complete independent baseline estimate (ICE) for the remaining project (construction & commissioning). Additionally, the DOE SRS project team requested USACE produce a government estimate (IGCE) for the related contract modification sure to follow. The partnership ensued and USACE provided a variety of cost engineering products and services to include: ICE updates, IGCE revisions, negotiation support, cost and technical analyses, sensitivity and alternatives analyses, and business case scenarios. 

In April 2014, USACE Huntington District Cost Engineer, Dean Hammonds, was a recipient of the DOE Secretarial Honor Award for being part of the team that successfully renegotiated the completion of construction of the facility. This renegotiation resulted in a savings of $235M and schedule acceleration of 2.5 years.


 Flood Preparedness: Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping - Methodology Study, Great Lakes Basin

Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping - Methodology Study, Great Lakes Basin

Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping - Methodology Study
Great Lakes Basin

USACE Federal Partner:  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Project Background:  FEMA and USACE have a long tradition of working together to support state and local government in floodplain management and flood hazard mitigation. Both agencies work under federal authorities to administer programs designed to protect the citizens of the United States from natural hazards while working to maintain and enhance natural resources that are held in the public’s trust. USACE, having responsibility for managing the Great Lakes watershed, is a critical partner with FEMA Region V in collection and dissemination of floodplain management and flood mitigation data in all of the states that border the Great Lakes.

USACE Involvement:  Beginning in 2009, USACE Detroit District entered into an interagency agreement with FEMA Region V to collect data, study the current Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping methodology and determine any potential areas that could be changed to improve the methodology. The agreement provided a framework for delivering services related to the authorities of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).