Veterans Engineering wins Prime VA contract for A & E services to expand canteen; upgrade BAS; and improve site/building utilities at Lock Raven Community Living Center
The existing VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center specializes in VA Community Based Outpatient, Research and Robotics Center. The Prosthetic clinics provide a wide variety of healthcare and rehabilitation/post-acute care for patients in the VA Maryland Health Care System
The 15-acre campus coordinates the delivery of rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy and recreation therapy, to achieve the highest level of recovery and independence for Maryland's veterans. In addition to general healthcare, the campus provides hospice plus nursing home care to veterans who require non-acute inpatient care.
In addition, the facilities offer specialized treatment for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The purpose of this design project is to have Veterans Engineering survey/study the existing multi-disciplinary facilities in order to provide expansion and compliance with the regulations/codes, safety, and security within the proposed design for future improvements/renovations.
This design effort will lead to several construction projects in different disciplines.
Veterans Engineering awarded in Prime contract for design services for Arc Flash Phase V for Miami VA Medical Center
Requirements included: Design a complete Electrical One Line Diagram. Provide a One Line Diagram of the existing to be demolished and another for the new layout of the electrical equipment to be installed. Consider electrical equipment weights, dimensions and heat loads as part of the new electrical floor layouts and One Line Diagrams. Provide conduit and cable schedules. Provide One Line Diagrams and electrical equipment layout in Auto CAD files on CD.
Perform design calculations including Short Circuit Analysis, time current coordination and arc flash analysis of new equipment. Provide comparison tables comparing the calculated short circuit values to existing equipment ratings. •Include device setting table that documents both the existing and recommended settings. Device setting shall be based on a compromise and balance between system protection, reliability, and arc flash exposure levels. All deficiencies discovered will be reported along with a proposed solution to correct the deficiencies. Evaluation of conductors and equipment protection will be as per the National Electrical Code and time current coordination curves shall be based on the recommended settings.
Device setting will be a balance between system protection, reliability and arc flash exposure levels. The Arc Flash analysis shall be performed per NFPA 70 E standards. The exposure values and arc flash protection shall be per IEEE 1584 methodology. System verification including cable length, type and sizes, over-current protection devices types and settings and transformers impedances shall be part of the design analysis. Provide PPE equipment requirements as a result of this study.
Supply Chain and Logistics Deployment Support in Support of the VA's Point of Use Systems Migration
Veterans Engineering has been selected to support the VA POU contact. The purpose of this acquisition is to supply and manage field resources to manage and install the new Point of Use (POU) systems that the VA has purchased from HP and ShipCom Wireless at all 152 VA hospitals nationally. These resources include, Blue Print/Designers, Implementation Leads, Logistics Leads, Tech Support Personnel, Installation Technicians and Rack Builders
The point-of-use system will include predictive analytic tools and business intelligence to reduce consumption while improving responsiveness and efficiency. Potential uses and benefits of this technology throughout VA hospitals are deemed to be significant, and include improvement of quality of patient care, improved patient satisfaction, reduction of health care asset management costs, improvement of capacity/resource planning, improvement of employee and patient safety, as well as improvement of general asset management and inventory.
Deployment and IT Engineering Support for Router Switch Migration for IPC/Thompson Reuters
Veterans Engineering was chosen to supply field engineering resources throughout the United States at 465 locations. The resources are deployed to sites on a scheduled basis to deploy new, preconfigured, Cisco Routers and Switches at each location. This installation included the rack, stack, turn up and test of each device.
IPC accounts for more than 118,000 of the world's trading turret positions defining the Company as the turret market segment leader with over 50% share. Unigy, IPC's market leading next generation unified trading communications platform, speeds collaboration between traders and the trade support teams across middle and back offices with unprecedented flexibility, scalability, and adaptability. Unigy's interoperability allows it to work with existing systems such as IQ/MAX turrets, PBX phone systems and voice recording equipment to help trading firms of every size transform their workflow, making traders significantly more productive and their operations much more profitable. Unigy is live at more than 660 customer sites globally, including installations at more than 50% of the 2013 Top 25 banks.
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