BIW Facilities Upgrade Projects Wins AGC Build Maine Award

| Engineering Projects

Colby Co. provided the design for three projects in support of Bath Iron Work’s Facilities Upgrade mission.  The designs included a new 50,000 SF 11-story Outfitting Hall; a new 2-cell Blast and Paint Facility; and a new boiler building.  All three buildings were designed simultaneously and on a compressed time schedule to support BIW’s shipbuilding… Read more »

Uplifted Ground Opens at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

| Engineering Projects

An installation entitled Uplifted Ground by artist Michael Singer was recently installed between the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport terminal and the Consolidated Rent-a-Car (CONRRAC) facility. As stated by the City of Austin’s press release, “Uplifted Ground provides the traveler with the experience of being flanked by a sculptural rise and fall of 361 earth-toned, grounded,… Read more »

Colby Co. Awarded $10M VA Contract

| Engineering Projects

Colby Co., an Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business, was recently awarded an Architecture and Engineering Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The contract has a maximum amount of $10,000,000 over five years and the contract was competitively procured. The work is anticipated to occur throughout the VA New… Read more »

Colby Co. Volunteers at Ask an Engineer Day

| Volunteering

Colby Co. employees, Emily Pinyard, PE, FPE and Jon Miller, CxA, participated in the “Ask an Engineer” Day at Portland High School. Project Lead the Way is a national non-profit program that provides engineering ciriculum to high school students. Portland High School has three engineering classes whose students participated in the “Ask an Engineer” Day…. Read more »

Colby Co. Provides Design for New Substation

| Engineering Projects

Colby Co. is providing design services for a new electrical substation with a contextual facade located in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Emera owned site abuts historically significant property, as well as the heavily traveled Route 3, and we worked closely with a Citizen Advisory Board via the local Project Manager Jim Brooks from Sevee & Maher… Read more »

Base Lodge Finishes Construction

| Engineering Projects

Colby Co. provided engineering services for the Base Lodge for the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The four-story, reinforced concrete, steel and heavy timber structure is located in Wilmington, VT and features 88,000 SF of enclosed building area, as well as an additional 15,000 SF of exterior patio space, much of which features radiant snowmelt… Read more »

District Heating Plant Conversion Design

| Engineering Projects

In an effort to reduce air emission from fuel combustions by 11 tons per year, the City of Montpelier replaced an existing wood chip and No. 6 oil heat plant with two biomass boilers and one back up No. 2 fuel oil boiler. The new district heat plant provides steam for district heating of the… Read more »

Colby Presented With President Abram W. Harris Award

| Achievements

The University of Maine Foundation recently awarded six alumni with the prestigious President Abram W. Harris Award, signifying extraordinary leadership and community contributions. Calen Colby, PE, and President of Colby Co. was the recipient for the College of Engineering. “It is a strange dichotomy and a shame that our careers need the education at the beginning… Read more »