United States Postal Service Awards $2.5 Million Contract to Colby Co. Engineering

The United States Postal Services recently awarded a $2.5 million contract to Colby Co. Engineering.  The contract is for general engineering and architectural services at USPS facilities throughout Maine.  The USPS has over 400 branches in Maine.  Colby Co.’s mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineers will draw on their extensive facilities renovation experience to provide design services to the USPS.  Our facility renovation experience includes conducting life safety code studies, interior space planning and design studies, facility planning, office renovations, training facility renovations, industrial maintenance facility renovations, building construction, addition of special projects, and construction administration.

VAMC Hospital Renovation

Construction is nearing completion for the installation of a new HVAC system in an existing hospital building at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island.  Colby Co. provided the mechanical and electrical design for this $2M construction project.  The new system will provide mechanical ventilation and cooling to patient wards and isolation rooms with 90-ton air cooled chillers, rooftop makeup air units, and pipe fan coil units.  Our renovation design included an exhaust airflow dispersion analysis to prevent entrainment of contaminated air into the new makeup air units.  A new negative pressure ventilation system was designed for a tuberculosis isolation room.  Colby Co.’s electrical engineers evaluated the existing system’s capacity to support the HVAC equipment.

Mechanical and Electrical Drydock Design for the USS Constitution

Colby Co. is providing design services for the Restoration of a Dry Dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, MA. The Dry Dock houses the historic USS Constitution. Colby Co. is providing the mechanical, fire protection, and electrical engineering design services which involve identifying improvements to be made at the site for functionality as a Dry Dock as well as identifying items for the Dry Dock to become a Navy certified dock for vessels.

The USS Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides”, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America and launched in 1797, she earned her nickname “Old Ironsides” during a battle with Guerriere in the War of 1812.  Today the Constitution is used to promote the United States Navy and America’s naval heritage through educational outreach, public access and historic demonstrations, in port and underway.  The ship is open for tours throughout the year.  
(credit:  http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/)


Indoor Small Arms Range Design Build

Colby Company is providing the mechanical, plumbing and electrical design of a $9.1M design-build project of a new building which will provide specialized firearms qualification capabilities. The building is located at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

The firing range building includes firing ranges; an armory; and administration and support spaces. The firing ranges will provide specialized firearms qualification capabilities including known distance small arms qualification, tactical maneuvering training, and simulated scenario training. The armory will provide secure storage areas for weapons and ammunition. The administration and support spaces include a classroom, offices, and an Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer room.

The project integrates sustainable design features and strategies into the design to minimize energy consumption using the USGBC LEED®-NC program with the goal to achieve a Gold rating. Sustainable features include a geothermal heat pump system, an Energy Recovery Ventilator and a solar thermal water.