National Park Service (NPS) Colter Bay Maintenance Facility
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
E-Corp’s planning ensured the entire project, not just our phase, could be completed on time, within budget, and according to LEED® certification. E-Corp completed a Phase II design-build project for the NPS that involved constructing an additional 5,000 square feet of metal building structure that tied seamlessly into the existing (Phase 1) building. Scope of work for Phase II included:
- Completing build-out of the Phase I shell with fire suppression systems
- Installing vehicle exhaust systems
- Creating distribution lines for vehicle oil and hydraulic oils
- Installing 50,000 lbs. vehicle lifts
- Welding exhaust systems and equipment
- Building ventilation and exhaust
The new Phase II addition included fire suppression, overhead doors, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems. E-Corp completed interior finishes for office spaces, locker facilities, and storage with a mezzanine above for parts storage. Our team also performed a large number of site concrete improvements, including placing new asphalt in parking areas. Heating for the entire structure was provided by radiant in-floor heating, fed by a ground-source heat pump with a well our crews installed on the property.
The design portion of the contract was very involved since the requirements mandated engineering plans and full specifications for the entire project, not just our phase. Additionally, the project had to be designed to qualify for LEED® certification. Another challenge was that the RFO from the government was very limited in project description and detail. E-Corp facilitated many design meetings to clarify NPS needs and vision. In the end, our team completed the NPS design-build project on time, within budget, and without incident or any modifications to the contract.