Building a new power plant is no small undertaking, and we want to work with the best talent and companies to get the job done right.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract: Barton Malow
Selecting Barton Malow
HBPW and Holland City Council approved a $1.9 million Engineering Services Agreement (ESA) with Barton Malow.
HBPW and HDR strenuously reviewed potential EPC contractors for months. From a pre-qualified list of fifteen EPC teams, the HBPW narrowed the list to five qualified firms, eventually awarding the ESA contract to Barton Malow, based on:
- Project completion schedule
- Acceptance testing/guarantees
- Execution strategy
- Overall compliance with the city’s vision for the project
About Barton Malow
Our heritage is packed with construction industry innovations, such as new construction delivery methods, use of technology, unique materials/techniques and sustainable advancements. Hallmark customers across the nation call on Barton Malow to deliver challenging building projects.
We are consistently ranked among the top construction firms in the United States. Our leading position in the construction industry is a result of high caliber people working daily to provide outstanding customer value.
Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology, and equipment installation services. Our national network ofoffices delivers new construction, renovation and expansion projects throughout North America.
Over the years Barton Malow has earned a reputation as an industry leader that pushes the quality and innovation envelope. The company is ISO quality certified and is a respected industry leader working to advance Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
Market niche expertise includes: healthcare, higher education, industrial, energy, federal, K-12 education and sports/special event facilities. You can view our projects section to check out some of our work in each of these areas.
We invite you to explore the Barton Malow website to learn more about our culture, experience and services to deliver successful projects.
Owner’s Engineer: HDR
Why do we need them?
Significant engineering support is needed in addition to the Architect/Engineer firm that will design the new natural gas fired power plant. This support will be required during the full term of the project. To effectively perform this work, an Owner’s Engineer will need to be hired.
The owner’s engineer will be responsible for: site evaluation and recommendation, preliminary design, power plant thermal cycle optimization, heat and mass balances, electrical one-line drawings, general arrangement drawings including architectural design and sustainable design strategies, development of the project schedule and an overall project cost estimate, development of project specifications and bid documents for use in the issuance of a public bid for the selection of an architect engineer/contractor (AE/C) team, development of specifications and bid documents for the solicitation and award of all project related major equipment, evaluation and recommendation for the selection of an AE/C team, assistance with environmental assessment and permitting, evaluation and recommendation for the selection of all major equipment, on-site monitoring during construction, among others.
How We Decided on HDR
We sent a Request for Qualifications package to seven top-level engineering firms that were deemed capable of performing this work. Of the firms that responded to the request, HDR, Inc. was evaluated to be the most qualified to get the job done. Qualifications we considered included:
- Project organization
- Scope of services and schedule
- Relevant experience of the firm
- Relevant experience and capabilities of the proposed project team
- Availability of resources
- Reference project information
- References and the firm’s audited financials
HDR: About the Company
“HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through our various operating companies. Our professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.”
Fast facts about HDR
- Founded in 1917
- Headquartered in Omaha, Neb.
- More than 8,000 professionals
- More than 185 locations
- Completed projects in 60 countries
- No. 1 in Modern Healthcare’s 2012 “Annual Construction & Design Survey of Healthcare Architects”
- No. 11 in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 “Top 500 Design Firms”
District Heating: Burns & McDonnell
The collaborative approach of Burns & McDonnell, Ever-Green Energy, and MEP Associates on the District Heating Study will provide a thorough engineering and financial analysis of the district heating and cooling concepts as outlined in the Community Energy Plan (CEP), noted in the HDR report, and expanded in the District Heating Taskforce report. The study will help lead the BPW in the decision grade analysis for implementation of district heating for Holland.