RQ Construction, Prime Subcontractor to URS, is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the design and construction of the removal and replacement of four of the six existing reverse osmosis process units and accompanying process equipment in the Windward Desalination Plant, which is the source water for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. This contract for NAVFAC Southeast totals $10,819,000 and anticipates completion in July of 2016.
RQ Construction, partnered with Bergelectric, is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the design and construction of the Repair and Relocation of Airfield Lighting at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The purpose of this project is to repair by replacement the existing Airfield Lighting System and construct a new lighting vault. This contract – valued at $4,598,560 – is being performed for NAVFAC Southwest. Completion is planned for June 2015.
RQ is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 2014 SAME San Diego Post Project of Excellence for the Total Army School System Training Center project at Camp Parks in Dublin, California. The Total Army School System (TASS) Training Center project was designed and built to serve the 80th Training Division of the Army Reserves. This 48,649 square foot project is comprised of three facilities – a Training Center, a Vehicle Maintenance Shop, and a Storage Building. The Training Center was completed safely, on time, and within budget, with a final rating of “Above Average” from our client.
The TASS Training Center and the Vehicle Maintenance Shop both achieved LEED Gold Certification. RQ’s experience and understanding of the specific site and climate of Dublin, California permitted appropriate primary passive design strategies, materials, and building systems to maximize energy reduction of the TASS Training Center at Camp Parks. The Training Center accomplished a 40% energy reduction, while the Vehicle Maintenance Shop achieved 45%.
This project had no lost time incidents in 76,308 manhours worked. A project specific safety plan was developed by the team to ensure that all safety aspects were addressed. Prior to entering the Base, all subcontractors completed online ATFP Level 1 training in order to work on-site. Subcontractors were also required to complete a job site orientation in which they were educated on the RQ expectations and safety requirements. In an effort to keep safety at the forefront of the minds of all construction personnel, weekly ‘all hands’ meetings were held, covering various relevant safety topics.
On March 5th, 2014, RQ Construction was awarded First Place in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards for Construction Management Under 500,000 work hours. The Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety Excellence Awards program is sponsored by Willis, a leading provider of insurance, reinsurance and risk management services to the construction industry.
The purpose of the annual AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards is to recognize those construction companies that excel at safety performance. The award process closely examines each candidate’s commitment to safety, occupational health management, and risk control.
RQ advanced to the National competition after being selected as one of the top three construction management finalists by a panel of judges at the Associated General Contractors Association Winter safety conference in Houston Texas earlier in the year. Final judging for the awards program took place during the Associated General Contractors of America annual convention in March. The finalists presented before and were further evaluated by a panel of five safety professionals representing government, department of defense, corporate, and insurance sectors. Earlier in the year RQ was awarded First Place in the Federal work division, 301,000-700,000 work hours, in the AGC San Diego Construction Safety Excellence program.
RQ’s safety maxim is “Salus Populi Suprema Lex” – the safety of the people is the Supreme Law. Fostering a culture of safety takes time, commitment, and effort. But the reward is immeasurable enabling our people and construction partners to work in a safe environment returning home unharmed each day.
RQ and DPR, together with the MARSOC Foundation, would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors and golfers who came out to support the First Annual MARSOC Foundation Golf Tournament. Because of you, we were able to raise over $70,000 for the Foundation.
The day began with a putting contest while all attendees were treated to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. At the shotgun start, the golfers raced to their starting locations to begin the competition.
After five hours of golf, the participants and sponsors gathered for dinner and had the opportunity to participate in an auction, where items included a MARSOC Reconnaissance Paddle, a flag flown by Alpha Co of 1st MSOB in Afghanistan, a framed print by artist Michael Solovey, usage of the DPR Skybox at Petco Park, and more. Thank you to all of the attendees and volunteers who contributed to this successful event.
Photos of the event can be viewed here, and a video of the days’ events can be viewed below.