This PPEA design-build project was 119,000 GSF of building environment with a total Design-Build project budget of $41,400,000 (cost of $347.90 per GSF). This budget included all technology integration, hard and soft construction costs, and seven (7) acres of site development. Our value engineering study yielded 24 recommendations and 7 design suggestions, which saved the owner approximately $1,000,000.
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Our role for this project consisted of the following: Pre-Construction PPEA Evaluation, Life Cycle Analysis, Cost Engineering, Value Engineering as well as Owner Representation/Construction Managers and Cost Management during the Construction Phase.
Initial challenges with this project came from the site design and permitting process due to unforeseen (not mapped or surveyed) “Wetlands” disturbance. Downey & Scott coordinated with the Army Corps of Engineers, Stafford County Building Officials, and the Design Team to expedite permits and the flow of information regarding these sensitive wetlands and the Corp of Engineers permitting.
This project also included the integration of state-of-the-art 911 systems as well as radio systems, security systems, computer network systems, and the emergency dispatch center’s equipment and furniture. Stakeholders included the County 911 Coordinator, County Sheriff’s office, and the County Fire Chief’s office. This project finished on time and on budget. As proactive Construction Managers, we understand that the seamless integration of technology into the bricks and mortar played a vital role in this project’s success.