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History Shortly after occupying their building, Aviron developed a need for an additional 60,000 square feet of storage for their inventory. This next project addresses this need and the buildings are to be connected with a Skyway Bridge. In order to meet the occupancy schedule, Tilt-up Concrete construction was employed. Although typical to the southwest, this is in essence foreign to the northern part of New Jersey on this small scale. Additionally, notice that some of the panels were designed for use as retaining walls below grade. This again is a different application of the tilt-up panel. The soil rises up to 14 feet at its highest and then the lot drops to 10 feet below the warehouse floor at its lowest point. The upper level windows enable a Mezzanine to be employed within the building which provides one-third additional floor space without compromising the area exit requirements. Structural thickness of the panels is 7-1/2" with lightweight aggregate used in the concrete. The exposed aggregate is native to the site as well as the sand. All colors are natural and all the concrete is the same. Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents, Tenant Improvements Project Team - 4 Staff in addition to MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights Reception Area, Administrative Offices, Storage Floor, Rehabilitation and Reconfiguration Facility Loading Docks, Parking, Septic Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems Structural Systems include structural steel roof, 8" concrete tilt-up walls 65,000 SF - $4.3 Million

Project Responsibilities Project Director and Project Manager Project Highlights Demolition of the existing Pre-World War II Facility New Facility for K through 8 8 Classrooms, Library,Music Room, Cafeteria, Commercial Kitchen, Administration Offices 16,000 SF - $2.4 Million

Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents and Specifications, Construction Contract Administration Project Highlights Two Doctor Offices, Combination Library & Conference, Nurse Station, Three Exam Rooms, Minor Surgery Waiting Room, Staff Break Room, Reception and Insurance 2,800 SF - Not Built

Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design Development, Contract Documents and Specifications, Construction Contract Administration Project Highlights Two Two-story Buildings Each Building to have common horizontal and vertical circulation with public atrium Eight Modular Offices Each to have: Doctor Offices Nurse Station, Exam Rooms,Minor Surgery Waiting Room, Staff Break Room, Reception and Insurance 6,400 SF - Not Built

Building Highlights Constructed in 1885  Chamber of Commerce Design Award Registered Texas Historical Landmark National Register of Historic Places Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design, Contract Documents, Specifications, Landscape and Irrigation Design Project Team - 2 Staff Project Highlights Historical Restoration of the exterior and the grounds Replace roof Return clocks and clock houses to full working condition Repair bell housing to chime Landscaping and benches Msater Plan of the surrounding town square $225,000

Project Responsibilities Project Architect Design, Contract Documents, Field Observation, Interior Design coordination Project Team - MEP, Structural and Civil Consultants Project Highlights 600 Seat Auditorium Choir with Baptistry Restrooms and Entry Foyer Parlor & Conference Education Wing Family Life Center 20,000 SF Budget including furnishings and equipment - $4.25 Million

Constructed in 1876 Project Responsibilities Project Manager and Architect Existing Conditions Report, Stabilization and Restoration Plan and Budget Project Highlights Phase 1 Historical Stabilization of the exterior and the interior masonry structure and original standing seam tin roof $87,000 $10,000 received from Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant Phase 2 Adaptive Reuse of the building to be a Bed and Breakfast Establishment Four Bedrooms each with bathrooms, Kitchen, Great Room, Sitting Room, Laundry Room, Storage New MEP Systems $425,000 Phase Three Stabilization and Adaptive Reuse of the Old Kitchen Building Phase Four Stabilization and Adaptive Reuse of the Carriage House

Project Highlights Provide a new and inviting single point of service for visitors to Texas A&M University Multi-media mini-theatre with 16 screen computer generated program and music Three computer stations for user interactive application providing information to students and visitors about the university, the community and the region Information Desk, Commons Area and Storage. 3,500 SF - $1.3 Million

History In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) was encumbered with a large clean-up of statewide facilities. LANG also realized many facilities could not be repaired and new facilities had to be planned and constructed. The initial document was prepared to assist the Louisiana Army National Guard in developing a statewide standard for the specification, acquisition and installation of F, F, &E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) for every rank at every installation. Project Responsibilities: Project Director and all Project Requirements Project Highlights: The final product is a living document with vignettes of every space and a specification for every type of furnishing.

Project Responsibilities Project Manager/Architect Document existing conditions, construction contract documents Coordinate interior design with Sheraton's Construction Manager Project Highlights Named for the legendary orchestra leader, singer and actor, the room incurred damage from Hurricane Katrina Restoration and renovation work included the ballroom, cabana rooms, corridor and break-out rooms 20,000 SF - cost undisclosed

Project Goals Ensure Infrastructure Stability Optimize Operations: control/lower cost per MG treated WW Reduce and control energy costs: energy cost per MG treated WW Project Highlights: Proposed Facility Improvement Measures (FIM) FIM 1 & 5: Aeration Basin Upgrades FIM 2: Waste Heat Recovery - New Technology Conversion Existing gas turbines generate more than 4 MW electricity per day (about 50% plant average demand) Most of heat created by existing gas turbines wasted to atmosphere Proposed WHR system captures 100% of waste heat from operating gas turbines and converts the hot exhaust to steam New steam powered turbines will be used to operate rebuilt blowers, allowing two 1000-hp electric motor blowers to be taken offline Conversion from electricity to steam is projected to save about 1.6 MW per day FIM 3a & 3b: Digester Improvements FIM 4: SCADA Replacement FIM 6: DEF Building Systems (lighting & HVAC modifications, power correction factor)

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) A federally funded initiative established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, signed into law by the President on July 30, 2008 Congresss appropriated $3.9 billion in federal funding to help states and units of local government to stabilize neighborhoods most affected by home foreclosures The City of Arlington executed a grant agreement with HUD to implement the following three eligible NSP activities: Establish financing mechanisms to help qualified, income-eligible home buyers to purchase and eligible home in Arlington Acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or abandoned homes in Arlington and sell homes to qualified, income-eligible home buyers Acquire and demolish vacant, blighted foreclosed homes and redevelop the property with NSP eligible activities such as construction of a new home History: This formerly foreclosed, substandard property was acquired by the Arlington Housing Authority in June 2010 using Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds The existing structure was demolished in October 2010 and the Arlington Housing Authority, as the City's Developer for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, began plans to redevelop the property Project Responsibilities Architect of Record Design, Construction Documents Project Highlights Three Bedrooms, Two Baths Combined Family Room and Dining, Open Kitchen Two-Car Garage Area: 1,595 SF Construction Materials Concrete slab on grade with energy efficient Foam Core Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) Walls and Room System Cement Composite Siding and Clay Masonry Veneer

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) A federally-funded initiative established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, signed into law by the President on July 30, 2008 Congresss appropriated $3.9 billion in federal funding to help states and units of local government to stabilize neighborhoods most affected by home foreclosures The City of Arlington executed a grant agreement with HUD to implement the following three eligible NSP activities: Establish financing mechanisms to help qualified, income-eligible home buyers to purchase and eligible home in Arlington Acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or abandoned homes in Arlington and sell homes to qualified, income-eligible home buyers Acquire and demolish vacant, blighted foreclosed homes and redevelop the property with NSP eligible activities such as construction of a new home History This formerly foreclosed, substandard property was acquired by the Arlington Housing Authority in June 2010 using Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds The existing structure was demolished in October 2010 and the Arlington Housing Authority, as the City's Developer for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, began plans to redevelop the property   Tarrant County Nurse Family Program The AHA became aware of the need for housing by participants in Tarrant County's Nurse Family Partnership Program. This program provides supportive services for first-time pregnant women. Registered Nurses act as mentors during pregnancy and for two years after the birth of the child. The program accomplishments include improved prenatal care, improved child health and development, and improved family economic self-sufficiency. It was determined that NSP funds could be used to provide housing for this program, and architectural plans were developed for this unique purpose. Project Highlights Ground Floor Live-in Supervisor Living Suite with Bedroom, Closets, Bath, Dressing and Parlor Large Great Room, Open Dining and Large Open Kitchen with Pantry Laundry and Two-Car Garage Second Floor Two sets of two Bedroom Suites, each suite with a private Dressing and shared Full Bathrooms Large Common Sitting Area and Study Area with Computer Terminals Area: 2,878 SF Construction Materials Concrete slab on grade with energy efficient Foam Core Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) Walls and Room System Cement Composite Siding and Clay Masonry Veneer

History CRWS has one of the worst situations for high levels of H2S for several reasons: Septic condition of the incoming wastewater Level geography of the site Location of major structures on the site H2S attacks the HVAC systems resulting in frequent replacement and high costs Solution: Minimize installing HVAC equipment outdoors Locate HVAC equipment within the environment it is controlling Utilize water-cooled equipment, not air-cooled Select equipment with H2S corrosion-resistant properties Incorporate additional H2S scrubbing technology to remove H2S from indoor environments Project Responsibilities Project Manager and Architect of Record Construction Documents and Specifications Project Highlights Initial design for water-cooled process water supplying five nonprocess buildings converting from air-to-air systems to water-to-air systems with gasphase molecular air cleaning

Tom Hines

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