Melissa Lavin-Hickey

Melissa Lavin-Hickey
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Featured Projects

Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services to a broad range of clients across a multitude of industries. We pride ourselves on finding unique, innovative and cost effective solutions to our clients’ requirements every day.

From airports, military bases and defense facilities to power generation and transmission, to water treatment and environmental remediation, to refineries and industrial facilities, hospitals and institutional buildings, Burn & McDonnell delivers planning, design and construction expertise that consistently surpasses our clients’ expectations.


Biomedical District Steam Plant
Location: New Orleans
Client: EnwaveUSA

Design-build services for a new critical district energy system providing steam and chilled water services in downtown New Orleans.

Central Plant Master Plan Implementation
Location: Texas Medical Center, Houston
Client: Thermal Energy Corp.

Architectural, engineering, procurement and construction services to Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) for the initial phase of a 50-year master plan, providing on-site power generation, steam and chilled water to buildings within the Texas Medical Center complex in Houston.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Tool
Client: Confidential

Development and implementation of a three-part software tool to automate and enhance coordination, planning and collaboration of work during emergency events.

Fractionator Capacity Upgrade
Location: Bushton, Kan.
Client: ONEOK Hydrocarbon LP

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Fractionator Capacity Upgrade Project at the ONEOK fractionator in Bushton, Kan.

GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre
Location: Doha, Qatar
Client: Qatar Foundation

Comprehensive A/E design and construction support services fo the world-class GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre in Doha, Qatar.

Grand and State Red Line Subway Station Renovation
Location: Chicago
Client: Chicago Department of Transportation

$71.5 million upgrade and expansion of the Grand Avenue and State Street subway station for the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Iatan Generation Station Unit 2
Location: Weston, Mo.
Client: Kansas City Power & Light

Permitting, detailed design, procurement, construction management and startup management for a new coal-fired steam electric power unit (Unit 2) with a nominal net electric power output of 850 MW. Also included addition of a pulse jet fabric filter and wet flue gas desulfurization system on the existing Unit 1.

Jet Engine Test Cell - Meridian
Location: Meridian, Miss.
Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic

Design-build services for a jet engine test cell for NAVFAC Atlantic in Meridian, Miss.

LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center
Location: MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District

Design services for the 270,000-square-foot, administrative and specialized spaces of the LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida; the entire facility is constructed as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

Northwest Transmission Line
Location: Terrace, British Columbia
Client: BC Hydro & Power Authority

Joint venture Valard-Burns & McDonnell provides project management, permitting, engineering, procurement and construction services for a 342-km section of a 287-kV transmission line in British Columbia.

NOvA Far Detector
Location: Ash River, Minn.
Client: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Design for a neutrino detector facility in northern Minnesota to intercept and detect neutrons produced approximately 550 miles away in Batavia, Ill., for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

SPIDERS Integration Phase II
Location: Fort Carson, Colo.
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District/Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Prime integrator for the design, construction and demonstration phases of a project to implement and demonstrate an energy surety microgrid at Fort Carson, Colo.

Steam Boiler System
Location: Groton, Conn.
Client: Electric Boat

Design, construction and startup services for a steam boiler system to support the testing and commissioning of a nuclear submarine for Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.

Terminal 1 Modernization Program
Location: Los Angeles International Airport
Client: Los Angeles World Airports

Services supporting the Southwest Airlines terminal modernization program, including apron replacement, fueling upgrades and utility replacements.

Wichita Aquifer Storage & Recovery Phase II
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Client: City of Wichita

Design and construction services for phase II of the integrated local water supply project for the City of Wichita, Kan.

Wind Energy Transmission Economics Assessment
Location: Northern United States
Client: WPPI Energy

A wind energy transmission economics assessment to assist WPPI Energy with the development of an economic model to assess the viability of transporting wind energy from wind-rich areas to load centers.