KANSAS CITY, Missouri (July 6, 2017) — Burns & McDonnell has secured a significant agreement extending the firm’s work in support of federal facilities and operations that enhance U.S. national security through the military application of nuclear science.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently awarded Burns & McDonnell a five-year agreement to perform architectural, engineering, and at-risk construction management work on the agency’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems at its eight national Department of Energy laboratory sites. The Cooling & Heating Asset Management Program (CHAMP) will reduce operating costs, increase energy efficiency and improve air quality while addressing failing or end-of-life HVAC systems.
The agreement is designed to boost efficiency and effectiveness within the federal programs by enabling investment of an estimated $75 million through a single contract, rather than splitting up five years of efforts across eight sites, to reduce administrative burdens and leverage purchasing power.
Modern supply-chain management techniques will benefit NNSA through lower prices and reduced time necessary for repairs, replacements and modernization of HVAC components. Design work began this month.
“I’m proud of the CHAMP team,” says Mark Martinez, LLNS’ principal associate director of operations and business. “The selection of Burns & McDonnell is a crucial milestone in our efforts to modernize HVAC infrastructure complex wide in order to further NNSA’s mission and perform cutting-edge science.”
Burns & McDonnell has supported Department of Energy operations in Kansas City for more than a decade, and has expanded our support to the entire nuclear complex.
“We are proud to support NNSA in its effort to address its critical infrastructure needs in protecting our nuclear enterprise,” says Dave Barr, vice president and director of federal projects at Burns & McDonnell.
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