GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

For over 26 years, Arrowhead has met the challenge of delivering quality projects utilizing sound engineering and construction practices. At Arrowhead, the day-to-day management of our firm thrives on one simple belief that "today's performance translates into tomorrow's opportunity." During this time we have completed a diverse portfolio of construction projects for a wide-range of Federal Agencies. These projects were completed under a variety of bid-build, design-assist, design-build and construction management contract arrangements. Arrowhead’s executive management team and project staff represent some of the most experienced construction professionals in the industry. Arrowhead offers extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Military Family Housing
  • Military Training Facilities
  • Operational Maintenance Shops
  • Land Ports of Entry
  • Access Control Points
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Research Laboratories
  • AT/FP Security Upgrades
  • CBRN and C4I Systems
  • Administration Offices

USF&W Visitor’s Center – La Crosse, Wisconsin

Under a prime contract with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Arrowhead completed a $5.5M firm fixed-price design-build contract for construction of a 12,000 square foot LEED Silver Visitors Center located in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The project was awarded as a competitively bid Task Order under a Regional ID/IQ MATOC.

The project requirements encompassed three, separate structures including a Visitor Center /Headquarters, Maintenance Building, Equipment Storage Building, and a 2-mile network of paved and packed gravel hiking trails that winds through the unique sand prairie. Arrowhead was responsible for all aspects of design and construction. Interior features of the Visitor’s Center includes administrative offices, meeting rooms, public movie theater, and interactive exhibits showcasing the areas diverse wildlife and habitat. The facility also included a large parking area to accommodate commercial buses and RV’s.

Sustainable components of the project included: geothermal HVAC; passive lighting; energy efficient windows; rainwater harvesting/storage for low volume bath fixtures; recycled construction materials; native plant and landscaping design; photovoltaic energy; and regionally produced masonry materials. Arrowhead assembled and integrated a comprehensive design team and utilized over 22 local subcontractors throughout the project.

Zuni Hospital Renovation – Zuni, New Mexico

Under a ID/IQ Multiple Award Construction Contract with the Albuquerque Indian Health Service Region, Arrowhead was awarded a $1.2M fixed-price design-build Task Order to perform the construction and renovation upgrade at the Zuni Dental Clinic located within the Zuni Indian Hospital, Zuni, New Mexico.

The Zuni Dental Clinic is a federally-owned healthcare facility that operates in conjunction with the Zuni Public Health Service Indian Hospital.  The clinic provides a full scope of dental services for the community as well as a base for multiple outreach programs.  This project required renovation of the existing facility in order to upgrade the quality and quantity of services provided new operatories and support systems were constructed that allowed for a greater variety of services, while making the layout more efficient.  Architectural features were configured to provide more patient privacy, as well as a greater volume of patients.  Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing systems were improved.  The quality of procedures and quantity of patients was increased through the modifications of both the dental equipment and the improved building performance.

Building 219 historic Renovation – Fort Riley, Kansas

Arrowhead was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District to provide comprehensive design-build renovations to historic Building 219 to convert the building to administrative offices for the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), while maintaining the building’s historical features in accordance with State Historic Preservation Office requirements. The $4.1M project was completed under a firm fixed-price design-build contract. The scope of work included interior abatement, demolition, and renovation of 26,000 sf, including basement plus two stories. Occupancies included a detention facility, arms vault, fire arms training simulator, 911 dispatch center, MP training facilities, SRT, security upgrades, and conference facilities. The renovation was designed to USGBC LEED Silver specifications, and was certified as such.

As the prime contractor, Arrowhead performed daily construction planning, scheduling, inspection, documentation, reporting, and QC/Health and Safety management activities. During all phases of the project, Arrowhead served as the primary interface with USACE during design/construction and coordinated with stakeholders (USACE, DES, Public Works, and Historic Preservation Office) to integrate specific requirements into the project design. Arrowhead developed all subcontractor scope and bid packages and prepared/monitored the project budget; managed the submittal register and performed all submittal reviews; prepared contract payment applications and RFIs, and related change documentation; and, ensured completion of project closeout documentation, including the O&M Manual, As-Built Drawings, and As-Built Specifications.

Arrowhead managed the A/E design firm and up to 20, specialty-trade subcontractors. Management services covered all phases of design/construction until turnover of the building to USACE, inclusive of a one year warranty period. Also developed and/or reviewed all design deliverables, bid documents, and schedules; was responsible for daily jobsite safety, construction QC, environmental compliance and project status meetings; ensured subcontractor compliance with federal wage provisions (certified payrolls) and State and local building codes; and, preparation of red-line and as-built drawings. Ensured coordination of LEED documentation, including development of the energy savings model and LEED commissioning plan; and, provided ad-hoc, self-performed construction support services including: interior-finish carpentry, concrete work, painting, and hardware installation.

Water Treatment Plant Optimization – Fort Riley, Kansas

Arrowhead was awarded a $502K fixed price design-build contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District for construction / installation of a new disinfection system and performed multiple renovations at the municipal Water Treatment Plant (WTP) serving Ft. Riley, KS. The WTP, which is operated by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW), receives and treats raw water from eight groundwater pumping wells (Forsyth Well Pumps). It is the source of potable water for the entire Ft. Riley Post. The plant is designed for a maximum capacity of 10,000,000 gallons per day.

Key features of the work included: demolition operations: site work; installation of underground chemical transmission pipelines and conduit; installation of process equipment, instrumentation, and panels; installation and operation of the temporary chemical feed system while permanent system was undergoing fabrication; installation of the bulk storage tanks; metal fabrications; structural concrete (equipment pads and secondary containment berms) and flatwork; epoxy floor coating; painting. In addition, Frontier personnel implemented all startup and monitoring procedures for phasing in the new sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) feed system. Specific tasks included:

  • Calibration and adjustment of the NaOCl metering pumps
  • Pressure testing of the new bulk storage tanks and transmission piping
  • Monitoring of effluent chlorine levels and residual in the distribution system
  • PLC programming
  • Test out the new electrical systems
  • Calibration of the new instrumentation and monitoring devices
  • Operational adjustments as necessary
  • Modification of operational testing and startup procedures.

Haskell Pharmacy Addition and Renovation – Haskell, OK

Under an ID/IQ Multi-Trade Construction Contract with the Oklahoma Indian Health Service Region, Arrowhead was awarded a $471K fixed-price design-build Task Order to renovate 4,500 square feet of space within an existing Pharmacy and construction of a 1,500 square foot addition. The project was performed in two phases. Under Phase I a Constructability Review was performed. This included the review of existing construction documents that were produced several years earlier for adequacy of content and to include updated user requested changes based on their needs at the present time. This process also provided Arrowhead with the necessary information to provide Indian Health Service various options and constraints regarding the existing plans and specifications that may impact their budget prior to the actual construction.

Phase II of the project included the development of 100% design documents and actual construction activities. Arrowhead’s on-site personnel worked methodically with the on-site IHS staff to accommodate the clinic’s daily activities, and to minimize the inconvenience that often accompany renovation projects of fully functioning medical facilities. The work consisted of all phases of construction, from structural steel framing of the addition, to the final touches of paint on the interior surfaces.

Due to the discontinuation of the existing structure’s brick exterior, Arrowhead’s architectural team chose a contrasting brick color to accent the existing brick and incorporated the use of bronze wall panels and standing seam roof to give the new entry a prominent appearance. Other exterior features include new sidewalks, EPDM roofing, and storefront glazing and entry system.

Interior finishes were steel stud walls with gypsum wallboard, suspended ceiling grid and tile, doors, frames, and hardware. The electrical system modification had to incorporate the existing alarm system and electronic door controls, while the mechanical system consisted of a new roof mounted RTU, zone actuators, and a 500 cfm roof mounted exhaust system for the laboratory to offset the heat generated by the laboratory equipment.