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Indefinite Delivery Contract M-401 A/E Services

Client: USACE NY District | Location: Various  | Completion Date: 2009-2014 | Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering (Structural & Civil), Land Surveying, Construction Management  

Aubertine and Currier was awarded an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) M-401 by the US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District in September 2009. This 5 Year, $12,000,000 IDC M-401 Contract includes Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Services for primarily Fort Drum and US Army Installations throughout New York State, and other areas within the NY District and North Atlantic Division Boundaries. Aubertine and Currier compiled a team of in-house staff and six (6) large and small business sub consultants in order to perform the various types of disciplines that may be required. The 26 Task Orders that Aubertine and Currier has submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Drum Public Works have more than exceeded the US Army Corps of Engineer’s strict design standards and expectations.

  • TO #1: Airfield Sanitary Landfill Study (Civil Engineering)

A&C completed subsurface landfill waste environmental examination and evaluation to determine extent of landfill waste, cap and limits. Prepared work plan, completed intrusive excavations and investigations, and managed submissions and permit approvals from the NYSDEC Divisions of Materials Management and Environmental Remediation. Completed a topographic and utility survey update of the 32 acre landfill and surrounding project area. Designed a 5,327 foot long, 15 foot wide, asphalt running track around the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield Sanitary Landfill. Prepared preliminary and final design plans and drainage analysis, prepared construction documents, SWPPP, Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and details, and completed the NYS DEC Notice of Intent (NOI). A&C also provided the SWPPP inspections during the construction phase of the project.

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  • TO #2: Project Support ITR (Civil Engineering)
  • TO #3: Indoor Range Geotechnical (Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)
  • TO #4: Planning Programming Charrette for Picatinney Armament Academy (Architectural Design and Civil Engineering)
  • TO #5: Airfield Fire Protection Study
  • TO #6: WSAAF Fuel Survey

Project Description: Aubertine and Currier’s (A&C) team of professionals was awarded the Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) M-401 Contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District in September 2009. This 5-year, $12,000,000 IDC M-401 contract includes Architect and Engineering Services for primarily Ft. Drum, NY and U.S. Army Installations throughout New York State, and other areas within NY District and North Atlantic Division Boundaries. A&C compiled a Team of in-house staff and six (6) large and small business subconsultants to be capable to perform the various types of services and disciplines that might be required. Professional service requirements for the IDC M-401 contract included professional staff for the following sixteen (16) disciplines:

Operational Readiness Training Complex (ORTC) – Phase 1 Site Layout, Grading, Drainage, and Earthwork Design, Task Order #0006 – Fort Drum, NY

The ORTC Facility is a transient training barracks complex to support a Brigade consisting of six (6) battalions, 120 companies, 4,512 service personnel, utilizing approximately 200 acres land area. Each Battalion Phase consists of 2-Enlisted Barracks housing 672 PN, 80 PN Officers Quarters, Dining Facility, Battalion Headquarters, Company Operations Facility, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility, and associated POV parking, roadways and military vehicle service areas. Support infrastructure includes water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, electric, communication, and natural gas distribution utilities, and antiterrorism security measures. An ORTC facility is an Army Standard Design. The scope of work included the Site Planning and layout to adapt the ORTC Standard Design to the approximately 200 acre Fort Drum site. Site Engineering and design included the arrangement and grading of buildings, roadway network, POV parking, and military vehicle services areas to fit within the project site constraints. Existing site constraints included a 200 acre wooded project site bounded by intermittent streams and wetlands to the north and south, 105 feet of elevation drop from east to west across the site, and strict NYS DEC stormwater water quality and quantity treatment, design and permitting requirements. Phase 1 Site Layout, Grading, Drainage, and Earthwork Design required the conceptual site design be completed for the entire complex to verify future phases could be arranged within the project limits, maintain a uniform buildout of the site, and balance the earthwork cut/fill to minimize the import of offsite soils. The ORTC Site Layout, Grading, Drainage, and Earthwork Design the scope of services included:

·Overall and Phase 1 Site Plans

·Overall and Phase 1 Grading and Drainage Plans

·Stormwater Runoff Analysis for the Existing and Post Developed Site fot the 1, 10, 25, and 100 year storm events

·HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling

·NYS DEC GP-0-01-001 Stormwater General Permit, Water Quality and Water Quantity Treatment Design

·Grading and Drainage Design including Earthwork Cut/Fill Quantity Calculations

Project Cost: The programmed project costs for each planned phase of development of the ORTC facility is maintained by the USACE.

Project Schedule: Preliminary site planning, grading and stormwater design is currently complete and pending government review. Construction is anticipated to place by Design-Build contracting method during FY11.

Additional: Project layout, grading and drainage design is being completed in advance of Design-Build contract issuance to accommodate conformance of the COS standard design on the selected 200 acre Fort Drum site. Stormwater design and permitting will be completed in accordance with NYS DEC SPDES GP-0-10-001 Stormwater Discharge Permit for Construction Activities permit requirements.

  • TO #7: Hydrant Flow Tests/Tower #1/ Water Treatment Plant (Civil Engineering)
  • TO #8: Boundary Survey, COCO Site Survey, Geodetic Survey, and Additional Control Points (Land Surveying)

Aubertine and Currier was awarded a contract to perform a boundary survey on a 56 mile portion of the 78 mile boundary of the Fort Drum Military Reservation in New York. The property comprising the Fort Drum installation consists of hundreds of parcels that were accumulated during the 1940’s to create the 107,246 acre facility. The 1½ year contract consists of performing a boundary survey, setting permanent monuments at all property corners and blazing and painting the boundary line and preparing boundary maps and reports of survey. Portions of the boundary adjoin agricultural, residential and commercial properties in 3 counties. The boundary also runs along part of the Black River and Indian River, as well as along lake shorelines, along roads and through remote densely forested areas surrounding the artillery training range areas.

The Fort Drum property is located within Jefferson and Lewis Counties, but also runs along the St. Lawrence County line. This required research to be completed within these three county clerk’s and real property offices, as well as the mapping and real property offices of Fort Drum. Fort Drum consists of many smaller land parcels that were acquired by the United States of America and combined into one large parcel. This required a considerable amount of time to research and determine the location of many of these smaller parcels of land. Also, due to the size of Fort Drum, there are hundreds of adjoining properties that must also be researched and plotted. Portions of the boundary adjoin agricultural, residential and commercial properties. The boundary also runs along part of the Black River and Indian River, as well as along lake shorelines, roads and through remote densely forested areas surrounding the training areas. In order to locate this boundary evidence, GPS equipment as well as electronic total stations were used.

After the boundary determination was completed, existing monuments were identified and missing monuments were replaced. All monuments were remarked and boundary lines were blazed and painted in the wooded areas. A survey report was produced that details information about individual sections of the boundary and includes all the information found for that section of the boundary. Boundary maps in paper and electronic form, as well as metes and bounds descriptions were prepared and delivered to Fort Drum.

All mapping is referenced horizontally to State Plane Grid Coordinates, NYS Central Zone (3102), North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and vertically to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). All boundary surveying and mapping for this project was completed under the direction of a NYS Licensed Land Surveyor and was performed in accordance with The Code of Practice of The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.

  • TO #9: Fort Drum Boundary Survey, and Hays Hall Space Study (Architectural, Civil Engineering)
  • TO #10: Trail 11E SWPPP, Fort Drum (Civil Eng. and Land Surveying)
  • TO #11: R22 HVAC Study

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The Fort Drum program consists of approximately $1.5 Billion in construction value. There are various facility types including Barracks, Child Development Centers, Combat Operations Facilities, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities, Dinning Facilities, Headquarters Buildings, Hangars, Offices, etc. located through the 107,265 acre military base. Each of these buildings and associated utilities and operating systems constitute a significant asset to the US Government. Their heating and cooling systems make up a significant component of the capital cost and daily operating cost associated with each of these buildings.  

The implementation of the Montreal Protocol requires Nations to stop manufacturing HVAC equipment with R-22 by 2010, and to stop manufacturing virgin R-22 refrigerant by 2020. After 2020, only recycled/reclaimed R-22 can be sold. As a result, R-22 Refrigerant systems are no longer manufactured and R-22 Refrigerant is highly regulated under the Clean Air Act. These regulations have the potential to drastically impact the operation, maintenance, and forecasted rehabilitation and/or replacement costs associated with millions of dollars worth of assets on Fort Drum. Fort Drum has estimated R-22 refrigerant is being utilized at nearly 200 of its buildings, including as many as 400 to 500 AC and refrigeration units.

Aubertine and Currier was contracted to complete an Asset Management Plan focused on Fort Drum’s R-22 AC and refrigeration systems. The scope of the Asset Management Plan included:

·Field Inspection and Inventory of over 400 R-22 Units

·Condition Assessment

·Prioritization of Rehabilitation/Replacement

·Replacement Cost Estimating

·Asset Management Report Preparation

Fort Drum had limited available information on the units. Inventory and Inspection was completed in two (2) phases, with initial inspection focused on the larger units suspected to contain >50 lbs of refrigerant charge. Regulations required that Fort Drum begin regulatory reporting in 2012 of all with >50 lb of R-22 refrigerant charge. Inventory, Inspection and preliminary Asset Management Plan preparation began in the fall of 2011, and included the initial inspection of 122 units. Inspection and reporting of the remaining 300 plus units is scheduled for the spring of 2012.

Inventory and Inspection included the creation of inspections reports and a database for utilization during report preparation. The Microsoft Access Database that was created was turned over to the government for continued utilization by Fort Drum Public Works as they developed and performed their maintenance and operation protocol. Inspection Reporting included; Unit Location Map, Pictures of Unit, Data Plate Information, Condition Assessment & Priority Replacement Ranking (Coded 1-5 based upon apparent condition & age).

  • TO #12: Fort Drum ASP Topographic Survey (Land Surveying)
  • TO #13: Fort Drum Tree Survey (Land Surveying)
  • TO #14: Soldier Family Care Clinic (SFCC) Topographic Survey

Aubertine and Currier (A&C) Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors, PLLC was awarded a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers to perform a topographic survey and underground utility investigation at the proposed North Post Soldier Family Care Center (SFCC) on the Fort Drum Military Installation. The site consists of approximately 10 acres of land at the intersection of Korengal Valley Boulevard and Euphrates River Valley Road. The purpose of this project was to complete a topographic survey and locate the existing underground utilities along the proposed utility corridor for future design work. Aubertine and Currier worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and received assistance from Fort Drum Public Works.

A topographic survey was performed for the entire project site which included the heavily wooded project facility area and extended from the site, along Euphrates River Valley Road, to the intersection with South Riva Ridge Loop to incorporate the proposed utility corridor. The survey also included marking out soil boring and test pit locations for the geotechnical investigation.

Aubertine and Currier also completed a site utility investigation which involved locating all of the existing utilities within the proposed utility corridor. An excavation permit was submitted to Fort Drum Public Works to have the existing utilities marked out. The permit was approved, however no utilities were marked out onsite by their respective departments. A&C used its own utility locator to confirm the location and approximate depth of some of the underground utilities. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) was used along the proposed utility corridor to try to help determine the existence and location of any unknown utilities.

All mapping was referenced horizontally to State Plane Grid Coordinates, NYS Central Zone (3102), North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and vertically to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). All surveying and mapping for this project was completed under the direction of a NYS Licensed Land Surveyor and was performed in accordance with The Code of Practice of The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors. All work was done in accordance with USACE EM 1110-1-1005 Topographic Surveying specifications.

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  • TO #15: ITR Mechanical & Civil (Civil Engineering)
  • TO #16: Fort Drum SSCC Topographic Survey (Land Surveying)
  • TO #17: Contractor Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) Site Phase I & II Environmental Report
  • TO #18: Fort Drum Title 5 Air Permit (Civil Engineering)
  • TO #19: Airfield Running Track (Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)

A&C completed subsurface landfill waste environmental examination and evaluation to determine extent of landfill waste, cap and limits. Prepared work plan, completed intrusive excavations and investigations, and managed submissions and permit approvals from the NYSDEC Divisions of Materials Management and Environmental Remediation. Completed a topographic and utility survey update of the 32 acre landfill and surrounding project area. Designed a 5,327 foot long, 15 foot wide, asphalt running track around the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield Sanitary Landfill. Prepared preliminary and final design plans and drainage analysis, prepared construction documents, SWPPP, Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and details, and completed the NYS DEC Notice of Intent (NOI). A&C also provided the SWPPP inspections during the construction phase of the project.

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  • TO #20: Bridge 38 Design & IDT Infiltration (Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Surveying)

Bridge 38 – Engineering services included the survey, civil and structural design associated with replacement of the Lake School Road (Fort drum Range Road) Bridge #38 span over the West Branch Stream. Topographic survey mapping was completed for the 600’ long portion of roadway reconstruction and associated 200’ section of the stream. The 6,418 acre Bridge 38 drainage area was analyzed to determine the contributing watershed and corresponding runoff upstream. The watershed area was determined utilizing USGS mapping to determine approximate stream and tributary locations, in conjunction with aerial imagery to determine surface conditions.   Hydro CAD modeling calculations were completed utilizing TR-55, TR-20 and Soils Conservation Service (SCS) methodology utilizing Hydro CAD Software. The projected 100 year 777 cfs stream flow was modeled utilizing HEC-RAS and HEC-18 to predict scour potential. Stream channel, fill and road side slopes were design with rip rap channel and slope protection.

Structural design was completed for the reconstruction of the 13’ span to a 28’ span, 22’ high, bridge. The Bridge design consisted of 22’ tall concrete abutments founded on micro-piles, a weathering steel superstructure with glulam deck and pressure treatment timber wearing surface. The design vehicle and capacity were the military vehicle RG33-MRAP, 40 ton vehicle, equivalent to the NYSDOT HL-93 design vehicle. Design was completed in accordance with the Department of the Army Technical Manual, FM 3-34.343 “Military Non-Standard Fixed Bridging” and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 6th Edition.

IDT Site - Provided Infiltration and Hydrant fire flow testing for the In-flight Interceptor Communication System Data Terminal (IDT) site. Geotechnical and infiltration testing was completed to support ongoing USACE design of the IDT facility. Services included survey location of the testing. Performed infiltration testing via soil boring method at six (6) bore holes excavated to a depth of approximately 10’ adjacent to each infiltration test location to verify underlying soil conditions. Tests were performed in accordance with the New York State Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Management Design Manual. Conducted a fire hydrant flow test to determine the available water supply for the fire protection sprinkler systems proposed to be installed in the IDT Facilities. The Fort Drum water supply system at the IDT site necessitated the flowing of 3 hydrants, and monitoring of a 4th.

  • TO #21: Rising Warrior Stream Restoration/Mitigation (Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)

Engineering services included the topographic surveying, geotechnical investigation, environmental investigation, and civil design associated with restoration of the Rising Warrior Stream segment. The design scope included the preparation a 30% Conceptual Restoration Report, 60% and 100% Stream Restoration Plans for the Rising Warrior segment, the creation of a Stream Banking Prospectus, and the creation of a Stream Mitigation Banking Instrument.

The Conceptual Report was prepared by subconsultant EDR to document detailed stream restoration, as well as wetland/floodplain enhancement/restoration procedures on the Rising Warrior Branch of Pleasant Creek.   The Site encompasses approximately 1,200 linear feet of stream and approximately 2.7 acres of jurisdictional wetlands in the adjacent floodplain. The Site watershed, consisting of approximately 0.51 square mile, is comprised of mixed hardwood forest, old field/vacant land, and medium-density residential/commercial development as part of on-base operations. Under existing conditions, the Rising Warrior Branch of Pleasant Creek has been channelized and straightened for past development activities. Natural vegetation within the floodplain, including stream buffers zones, is either currently maintained through regular mowing or reverting to successional cover types. The goal of restoration activities is to restore historic stream and wetland functions, which existed on-site prior to channel disturbances and vegetation removal. Site restoration includes floodplain grading and restoring approximately 1,400 linear feet of meandering C and G type stream channel. These activities will reintroduce surface water flood hydrodynamics along the restored length of stream and floodplain. Characteristic wetland soil features, groundwater wetland hydrology, and hydrophyte vegetation communities are expected to develop in areas adjacent to the restored stream. Site reforestation, including streamside and bottomland hardwood forest communities, is proposed along the entire on-site stream and floodplain to protect water quality and enhance opportunities for wildlife.

The 60% and 100% design Plans were prepared by A&C utilizing the conceptual design parameters outlined with the report. Topographic survey mapping was completed for the 9 acre Rising Warrior project area. Design plans were prepared for restoration and creation of a 1,400’ long reconstructed stream segment. Plans included earthwork and erosion and sediment control, grading plans, profiles, cross-sections, detailed planting and restoration details, and phasing plans of excavation, fill and restoration activities.

A Stream Banking Prospectus and Stream Mitigation Banking Instrument were also prepared. The Rising Warrior stream segment would be the first project for utilization by the bank to offset stream impacts resulting from proposed construction projects. The purpose of this Instrument is to establish guidelines and responsibilities for the establishment, use, operation, and maintenance of the SMB. The SMB will be used for compensatory mitigation of unavoidable impacts to “waters of the United States”, that result from activities authorized under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 401 Water Quality Certification, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act as well as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Article 15 - Protection of Waters. The primary objective of this SMB is to provide advance compensation for unavoidable impacts associated with the required future expansion and improvement of military training and support facilities at Fort Drum.   Implementation of this Instrument will establish a reserve of stream/habitat units (credits) for use as compensation for unavoidable stream impacts on the Fort Drum Military Reservation.

  • TO #22: Storm Outfalls Erosion Protection and Repairs (Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)

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Aubertine and Currier’s (A&C) team of professionals was awarded the Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) M-401 Contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District in September 2009. This 5-year, $12,000,000 IDC M-401 contract included A/E Services for Ft. Drum, NY and U.S. Army Installations throughout the NY District and North Atlantic Division. A&C compiled a Team of in-house staff and small & large business subconsultants to perform the various services across 16 A/E disciplines.

A&C performed a site visit and evaluation of six (6) erosion/outfall locations and prepared a summary report of each location describing the conditions observed, determination of a root cause of the deficiency/problem, and recommended solution.  

A summary report and conceptual plans illustrating each of the outfall locations was prepared to outline drainage flows, erosion and drainage issues, and recommended solutions. A Review of available as-built and design plans of each site, utilized Fort Drum provided GIS .dgn mapping, and completed topographic survey mapping where requested. A&C then responded to government comments, completed preliminary plan revisions, and prepared final design plans.

  • TO #23: Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) (Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)

Aubertine and Currier (A&C) completed professional surveying and engineering services for the design of an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) hanger and support facilities at the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield (WSAAF) on Fort Drum, NY. Services included a field topographic survey, site utility investigation and mapping of 3 project work areas totaling 32.5 acres, a geotechnical investigation, and civil/site design including grading, drainage Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), hydrant flow testing, and design of site utilities. Survey and site/civil design were completed at the hangar location, Runway Overrun, and Ground Data Terminal (GDT) site.

The topographic survey included locating all features within the survey limits including the taxiways, runways, roadways, parking lots, buildings, and existing overhead and underground utilities. The site utility investigation required the coordination of the various utility divisions to mark out their respective utility, the field location of those utility mark outs and the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to verify the existence or nonexistence of unknown utilities in specified areas of interest. All field locations were mapped to USACE standards at the required 1 inch to 30 foot scale at 1 foot contour intervals. The geotechnical investigation of the soil conditions was completed at the Hangar site, to include obtaining of a Fort Drum dig permit, the layout of the proposed borings and the location of the finalized borings. A&C coordinated the drilling and excavation of test holes by subcontractors.

The hangar, taxiway, runway, and GDT grading and drainage design was prepared in accordance with USACE UAS Standard Design criteria, Airfield and Heliport UFC requirements, and NYS DEC stormwater permitting and design regulations. Survey and Civil design was coordinated with other Architecture, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing engineering disciplines being completed at various other USACE offices at Fort Drum, New York District, Maryland District, and Kansas District offices. Design included the development of preliminary and final grading and design plans; culvert and storm drain design; drainage area calculations; water quality and quantity treatment calculations; the development of the final technical specifications; and SWPPP preparation. The design of site sanitary sewer, water and gas utilities consisted of preparation of design plans in accordance to unified facilities criteria (UFC) guidelines and Fort Drum Exterior Utility Design Standards. Water and Sewer Engineering Reports were prepared for permit applications to the NYS DEC and DOH. Design plans were submitted for government review at 90%, 95% and 100% stages of design. Specifications were prepared in UFGS format utilizing SpecsIntact. Design coordination and review were completed utilizing Dr. Checks. The hydrant flow test consisted of coordinating with USACE project management, Fort Drum Public Works and the Fire Department. The hydrant flow test was conducted at the project site with results compiled in a report outlining the available water storage tank, pumping and pressure data prior to the test and the available flow and pressure at the time of the test. Flow Testing results were provided to the Fire Protection Engineer for system design.

The Construction Contract was awarded to Upstate Construction Services, Inc. Field survey and mapping was performed under the direction of a New York State Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in accordance with The Code of Practice of The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors. The civil/site design grading, drainage, SWPPP, hydrant flow testing, and design of utilities was performed under the direction of a New York State Licensed Professional Civil Engineer.

  • TO #24: Repair TA3 Borland Road Design and SWPPP, TA3D Trail Design and SWPPP, TA 13 Birch Road Design and SWPPP, and TA 10 North Flick Road Design and SWPPP (Civil Engineering, Land Surveying)
  • TO #25: Fort Drum HVAC Upgrades for Bldg. 11160 Indoor Firing Range (Structural & Mechanical)
  • TO #26: Reprocess Geodetic Survey Control (Land Surveying)

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