Family Housing

Fort Hunter Liggett, CA

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This project consisted of designing and building four four-bedroom Junior Noncommissioned Officer (JNCO) housing units on approximately one-half acre of land and one four-bedroom Garrison Commander’s (GC) residence on approximately six-tenths of an acre of land at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. This housing project is required to meet LEED-Silver and Energy Star requirements.

The design phase of this project lasted from contract award until March 2011 when construction began. The design encountered several issues which caused the project duration to be extended from the original scheduled completion date. One of the issues encountered was a change in Post personnel involved in the project and the new personnel wanting to relocate the proposed homes after the design was 50 to 100 percent complete. We submitted change order pricing to the government indicating how much the location change would affect the price of the project. Eventually after much discussion of the cost and benefits, all parties agreed to leave the houses where they were originally sited. Another issue involved a conflict in the fire prevention requirements for the homes. Once again, after much discussion the Post fire engineer agreed with our fire engineer and the Corps of Engineer’s fire engineer that the plans could be approved as drawn. These delays in the final design approval extended the project duration out by several months. Once construction began however, the project went smoothly with few obstacles to completion.

Although it was a straightforward building project, the specifications for the project required a Level-IV safety officer to be present at the job site at all times. Due to these stringent requirements, we hired RMP Safety Services to provide the site safety and health officer. The site safety and health officer was incorporated into our on-site quality management team and became an integral part of the team.
With construction projects taking place at multiple job sites and with simultaneously working trades, the risk of an accident occurring increases. The safety of our employees and the public is of the utmost concern to us. To this end we ensure that all of our management personnel and employees are trained continually in the latest safety practices and procedures to meet OSHA, Cal-OSHA and the Corps of Engineers EM 385-1-1 standards as well as our own company policies. We use those regulations and go by the most stringent standard when performing our work and supervising others. The quality of our employees and enforcement of our safety policies are why we have had no job site accidents in our seven year history.Our team for this and every project includes a mixture of our office support staff and project staff on site. Our on-site team for this housing project consisted of Scott Brooks and Matt Thomsen. Scott served as the Project Manager while Matt served as Quality Control Manager. The Site Safety & Health Officer was Stephanie Ballew of RMP Safety Services, hired for this project and incorporated into the site management team. Todd Broussard served as an alternate for the Quality Control Manager. Danita Seyer, our Operations Administrator, served as project scheduler.The office staff consists of our Operations Administrator, Danita Seyer; Controller and Contract Coordinator, Charissa Kier; and Office Clerk, Chelsie Meyers. Danita also performs scheduling, overall safety management for the company, submittals preparation, and she writes the Quality Control and Safety plans for the projects. Danita has about eight years of experience in construction and in performing those duties. Charissa administers all subcontracts, prepares and manages the certified payroll process, and performs all accounting duties to include billings to the client and payment to the suppliers and subcontractors. She has more than 12 years of experience in construction. Chelsie is the office clerk. She provides all support for certified payrolls and submittals as required. She has been working for Red Mountain for two years as an office clerk.Work on site for this project began in March 2011 while a pipeline project for which we are the prime contractor at Camp Roberts began construction in February 2011. In addition, we also had a dining facility repair job underway at Camp Parks in the spring of 2011. Thus, this project when taken in the aggregate with the other projects that we performed during the same timeframe also demonstrates our ability to work in multiple locations with on-going construction and a great variety of activities occurring simultaneously. This ability to multi-task is extremely important to the management of multiple projects or task orders which may require several active job sites spread out over an area each with ongoing work by different trades being performed