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Institutional | BROADMOOR/BOH BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION CO. – U.S. COAST GUARD INTEGRATED SUPPORT COMMAND Supporting the Gulf A joint venture between Broadmoor LLC and Boh Brothers is constructing ISC. « H A JOINT VENTURE PROVIDES A SOLUTION FOR A U.S. COAST GUARD FACILITY. BY BROOKE INFUSINO urricane Katrina might have destroyed many physical structures in greater New Orleans, but it didn’t take away the drive for reinvention that many businesses and organizations there still possess. Take, for example, the U.S. Coast Guard. The organization’s Integrated Support Command (ISC) facilities were destroyed in the 2005 storm, but a joint venture between Broadmoor LLC and Boh Brothers Construction Co. is reconstructing the center, while showing how two firms can partner to deliver a total turnkey project. Broadmoor Senior Project Manager Greg Lusignan says the $78 million design/build contract has elements that fit well within both contractors’ range of expertise. Metairie, La.-based Broadmoor has expertise in the design/build of facilities in the commercial and institutional sectors. New Orleans-based Boh Brothers specializes in heavy civil construction. When the project is completed in mid-2010, the Coast Guard will have a 26-acre permanent home on the grounds of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility that supports six divisions and seven tenant commands. Following Katrina, the ISC set up operations in temporary buildings at the NASA site in East New Orleans. The new ISC will be constructed adjacent to the temporary facilities. The Coast Guard designed 35 percent of the project with the help of URS Corp. Broadmoor was responsible for developing the remaining design of the facilities. “We have our own design team, but we hired the mechanical, electrical and structural marine engineers to help us complete the design,” Lusignan says. The $78 million ISC project will give the Coast Guard a 26-acre permanent home. « Getting Underway In May 2008, the joint venture broke ground on the project, beginning with the site preparation and pile driving. “We were able to value-engineer the piles that were used to support the building,” Lusignan says. “The condition of the soil is not very good, but it’s really not uncommon for Louisiana. We built the buildings with a crawl space to get the required flood elevation rather than fill the entire site to elevation. We went with deep composite piles, which saved the Coast Guard significant money.” In February 2009, Broadmoor began simultaneously constructing two main facilities on site. The 86,000-square-foot administration building includes a berthing area, medical unit, dental facilities, office space and a complete kitchen and dining facility. A second 57,000-square-foot building will support the industrial and shipping/receiving activities. The building is custom designed to facilitate the needs of the U.S. Coast Guard ANT St. Petersburg boats and will house state-of-the-art equipment including paint and blast booths, a dynanometer, welding shop, HVAC shop, electrical shop, machine shop, woodworking shop and a shipping and receiving center. This complex will house the New Orleans sector and consolidate commands dispersed throughout the region, including the Bucktown site on ISC is scheduled for an on-time completion in mid-2010, Broadmoor says. « CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009