AEI Irvine team wins EPA as a new long-term client

Published March 2016

Ahtna Environmental Inc. received a $70 million, 10-year, 8(a) competitive award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to perform campus-wide construction in accordance with the master plan for the Western Division Environmental Research Laboratory at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development in Corvallis, OR.

The contract was an attractive opportunity for the team to pursue due to recent success with other federal clients with similar scope, an outstanding safety record and an excellent site supervisor who lives within walking distance of the EPA campus.

This project requires expertise in vertical construction, HVAC and energy systems, as well as phasing and swing space for an occupied technical campus, and consists of six phases at $10–15 million per phase. The first task includes constructing a one-story, 4,900-square-foot addition, many HVAC and mechanical enhancements in the main building, creating an HVAC penthouse, constructing a 270-well thermal field for a geothermal ground source heat pump and various site work in support of providing a new vehicle entrance to the campus.