Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection Division (CBP) Site Surveys
Veterans Engineering & Professional Services has been contracted to perform site survey tasks for the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs & Border Protection Division (CBP)
Veterans Engineering & Professional Services (VEPS) has been asked to perform all Layer 3 site survey tasks ahead of a projected network redesign that DHS/CBP will be undertaking.
The VEPS team has been deploying technical resources (cleared to be on site with escorts via the Department of Homeland Security’s NDA 11000-6 documentation). While on site, the field team will collect all Layer 3 data. This includes MDI/IDF data, length of cable runs, cable types deployed (CAT5, CAT6, fiber, etc.) at the location, amount of users, critical applications being run at each location, how they are being used/hosted, and the amount of users on those applications.
The team is also being tasked to collect host names to be given by on site FTO, amount of equipment, equipment names and model numbers, ports available, power supply, room temperatures, switch matrix and all other data pertaining to network closet redesigns. Finally, the team, in addition to correlating all data into both a PowerPoint Data collection format and a pointed Q &A document, has been tasked to provide a Visio Cable Plant drawing for each location.
VEPS then compiles and uploads all data into the CM tool being used by the PM staff for final network redesign.
Department of Homeland Security, Plum Island Animal Disease Control Center
Expansion, Plum Island, NY.
Scope: A/E Services
VE is the Prime Consultant for this challenging $35 million expansion project in Plum Island, NY. The project involves expansion of the existing Animal Research Building, which is a bio-containment facility, a BSL-3 laboratory as well as improvement of other infra-structure elements of the facility. Specifically, scope includes:
- Upgrading and improvement of the electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and security systems throughout the facility including the bio-containment building.
- Design of the expansion of the BSL-3 laboratory and animal handling facility
- Improvement of water supply system to the facility
- Upgrading of chiller plant and associated pipelines and controls for supplying the needed water for HVAC
- Upgrading of existing bio-waste treatment facility.
Large Financial Institution
- Supplied and managed on-site technicians for the ATM Refresh project. This work includes removing existing routers and switches and the installation of new routers and switches at 5,800 locations.
- [Large financial institutions] are being transformed to the [parent] network and moving them from a frame-based network to a MPLS based network. These ATMs are connected to a frame relay circuit using fractional T1 Inter Exchange Carrier and 56k/64k Inter Exchange Carrier based circuits. 4,592 ATM's will be converted.
Veterans Administration, Nuclear Medicine Building, Lebanon, PA
Scope: A/E Services
VE is currently under contract with the VA Medical Center in Lebanon PA to design a Nuclear Medicine Building on their existing campus. The project involves a complete program review and site improvements for a new modular building that will house a new Nuclear Camera and associated support spaces. Specific project tasks include:
- Site investigation - architectural, structural, asbestos, mechanical and electrical
- Preliminary plan
- Working drawings and specifications.
- Cost estimates
- Construction period services - review of submissions, provide recommendations regarding contractor change proposals, visit site per VA's request and add to drawings as-built conditions from contractor's record drawings.
Bureau of Veterans Affairs (VAPHS)Provided technical services for the Bureau of Veterans Affairs (VAPHS) in support of VA Pitts–LAN Infrastructure Upgrade. Provided switch and UPS upgrades at three locations for VAPHS' LAN Upgrade Project. Responsibilities include:
- Unpack new equipment for the three campuses where the devices will be installed including the APC UPSs.
- Retrieve equipment from the loading dock or other designated storage locations and distribute to closets for installation.
- Install and secure Catalyst 6500 10/100/1000 switches, Catalyst 3750 switches, and APC UPS units in racks or cabinets and power equipment up.
- Connect all networking equipment with the supplied Fiber and CAT5E patch cabling and use Velcro to secure patch cables.
- Pack legacy equipment into available boxes and store in the wire closet or close vicinity.
USACE Louisville, AE IDIQ, Brandt Memorial USARC, Curtis Bay, MD
Scope: Engineering Feasibility Study
As part of a Real Property Exchange (RPX) program the project consists of providing a complete engineering feasibility study for the expansion and/or alteration of the existing 1SGT Adam S. Brandt Memorial USARC to accommodate a 600 member U.S. Army Reserve Center (USARC), an Organizational Maintenance Shop (OMS), Area Maintenance Support Activity (AMSA) and an unheated storage building. The existing 1SGT Adam S. Brandt Memorial USARC consists of four buildings: Training building (35,385 sq ft), OMS (3,900 sq ft), and Building 314 (13,399 sq ft). An existing unheated storage building next to AMSA 83 is used by the 949th Transportation Company (floating craft) and a new unheated storage building at the pier will be used by the 203rd Transportation Detachment (LSV).
Vehicle Maintenance Peer Review (URS)
VE conducted a peer review of the URS Project: ACF Vehicle Storage Building, 95% Submittal Drawings and Specifications.
USACE, Baltimore, National Geospatial-Intelligence (NGA)
Scope: Peer Review
VE, as a subcontractor to Greenhorne & O'Mara performed a study of utility redundancy requirements for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new consolidated East Campus.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility requirements and redundancy for all utility services needed to ensure reliable operations and to mitigate against the risk of utility disruptions that would interfere with operations. This study will be used to make value-engineering judgments and to perform trade off analysis involving cost versus risk. This study focuses on developing model operational scenarios based on interviews with the NGA Facilities Program Manager and other NGA functional organization leaders as well as research of other industry best practices. The study relies on gross-level square-foot based parameters. The outcome of this study will form a basis of design for utility infrastructure at the new NGA east campus.
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Scope: Electrical Power Distribution System Upgrade
VE was selected to provide the VAMC, Atlanta with AE Design services to design an Electrical Power Distribution System, including the Essential Electrical Systems, all related electrical system coordination/short circuit studies, and related Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Structural, Fire Protection, and Signal Systems.
The intent of this project is to correct existing deficiencies and to upgrade the existing obsolete electrical equipment with new. In addition, this project will upgrade the electrical system throughout the facility to meet current code guidelines and to provide a more energy efficient distribution system.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Wilmington, DE
Scope: Site Medium Voltage Electrical Distribution Upgrade
- A/E Study and Design for Upgrading Existing Facilities
- Review and Evaluate the Feasibility of the Requested Features Upgraded
- Design to Meet JCAHO, NFPA, EPA, DER, and VA Publications
- Construction Administrative Services
- Cost Estimating and Value Engineering
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center *
Scope: Electrical Study, Buildings 10 & 28
Provided full design services to replace five 208V and 480V, 3-phase, 4-wire loadcenters and associated electrical distribution equipment in Buildings 10 and 28 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The work at the loadcenter consisted of the replacement of high-voltage air interrupter switches, secondary unit substations and switchgear assemblies. The design also included the development of the manual/automatic control system utilizing protective relays for the single and double-ended loadcenters to minimize power outages in the event of equipment failure. The control system transferred power within the loadcenters and the standby emergency power generators.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC *
Scope: Electrical Study
- Evaluation of normal and emergency electrical distribution system serving Building 2.
- Identified existing code violations, deficiencies and maintenance issues.
- Evaluated demand load and field harmonic monitoring of normal and emergency power switchboards during peak demand periods of the year.
- Performed continuity testing between neutral and ground at all normal and emergency power switchboards, panelboards, and motor control centers.
- Conducted infrared scans of all normal and emergency power switchboards, panelboards, motor control centers, busways, and bustaps.
- Performed insulation resistance tests on all normal and emergency power risers.
- Electrical infrastructure survey to provide an up-to-date one-line diagram for normal and emergency power distribution systems.
- Performed short circuit analysis and coordination study of normal and emergency power distribution systems.
- Conducted coordination study of the ground fault protection system and confirm adequacy of ground fault sensor settings.
- Provided recommendations to modify, upgrade or adjust the existing power distribution system components.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD *
Scope: Electrical Systems Evaluation - Buildings 38/38A
- Evaluated normal and emergency electrical distribution system serving buildings 38 and 38A.
- Performed instantaneous load measurement at all panels and evaluation of rating of panels, feeders and circuit breakers against measured load.
- Evaluated computer center electrical power to support present and future needs.
- Provided recommendations to correct code violations, deficiencies and maintenance issues. Submitted budgetary construction cost estimates for all recommendations