In 2012, Greenland pursued and was successfully awarded the New Energy Center construction project with The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) at the Waco, Texas VA Medical Center. The scope of work required replacement of an existing boiler plant, chiller plant and related infrastructure with a new consolidated energy center.
The new building, at approximately 17,572 gross square feet, necessitated that the VA receive a fully operational energy center that would provide steam and chilled. The complex, ground-up construction project would require a sophisticated and highly-detailed schedule to achieve the scheduled completion time of 365 days. We were able to meet this expectation for the VA utilizing the following practices:
- Solid, trustworthy network of subcontractors and vendors
- Committed and consistent on-site presence with the most qualified individuals
- Intense daily focus on schedule without delay or extension, including overtime and weekend work to complete major milestones
- Customer involvement in proposed betterments and solutions during the design and construction phases
- Detailed phasing plan requiring constant evaluation of resources, milestones and other ongoing work.
Greenland was awarded this project based on a best value source selection, further substantiated by the list of conditions shown above. Our technical qualifications combined with our price as well as proposed alternative solutions and enhancements were considered more advantageous than those proposed by other prime contractors. The VA was able to recognize our depth and breadth of experience in similar complex systems and identify our extensive background with occupied hospitals, which ultimately resulted in the $21M award to our firm.