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Institutional | PERINI MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC. - ALCATRAZ ISLAND
PMSI is ahead of schedule in restoring
Alcatraz Island, even with 7,500 visitors
coming to the island each day.
Out on Alcatraz
PMSI IS ON TRACK TO FINISH ITS RESTORATION WORK ON ALCATRAZ ISLAND THIS FALL. BY ALAN DORICH
erini Management Services Inc.
(PMSI) stands as a leader when it
comes to working on U.S. landmarks. "Over the last six years,
we've shown that we're very capable in
performing historic restoration projects
throughout the country. These projects
include earthquake repairs to the Washington Monument, replacement of power
and mechanical systems at Ellis Island, and
power and lighting replacement at Carlsbad
Caverns, to name a few," Senior Vice President of Operations Brian Labbe says.
The company also has demonstrated
that it can work on these sites while they
remain open to visitors. "We've performed
multiple projects in accordance with the
contract documents, while continuing full
access to the public," he says.
PMSI is bringing this capability to $15
million worth of work at Alcatraz Island in
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San Francisco. The company is restoring the
exterior concrete walls of the famous prison,
which was built in the early 1900s.
"It's primarily a reinforced concrete
structure," Project Manager Bob Collie says,
noting that the weather and salt water took
their toll on the building over the years.
Perini Management Services
Inc. - Alcatraz Island
* Project budget: $15 million
* Location: San Francisco
* Employees: 40 (peak)
* Scope: Restoration of prison exterior
"We've eally kept focused to keep
an organized approach for all of
e epairs and maintenance."
- Bob Collie, project manager
PMSI started work on restoring the
facility in December 2015. "Our mission
was to remove selected areas of the concrete
walls, be it interior or exterior, and do the
prescribed repairs," Collie says.
The company has installed galvanic
anodes to reduce the opportunity for
continued rust. "We also are repainting the
existing steel windows and installing new
storm windows on the exterior to provide a
better weather barrier," he says.
Several Steps Ahead
PMSI aims to finish work on Alcatraz Island
this October, which would put it ahead of
schedule. "We've really stayed focused to
keep an organized and efficient approach
for all of the repairs," Collie says. "All of the
workers, materials and equipment have
to be brought to the site by ferry or barge
service on a daily basis."