A view of the recently completed Portugues Dam as it looks before a dedication ceremony held on Feb. 5. The dam, located near Ponce, Puerto Rico, is designed to reduce the impacts of flooding along the Portugues River.

Portugues Dam Quality Assurance

CCI provided six Quality Assurance Inspectrors for the project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on the $386 million Portugues Dam that is designed to reduce flooding impacts in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
The 220-foot high roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dam is the final component of the Portugues and Bucana flood reduction project, authorized back in the 1970s.(The project also included the Cerillos Dam, completed in 1991 and construction of stormwater channelization structures throughout the city, completed in 1997)
“This dam will reduce the impacts of flooding for 40,000 people,” said Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). “Thanks to this dam, fire stations, hospitals, and schools are now better protected.”
USACE faced several challenges during construction of the Portugues Dam due to unique geological issues at the site.
Construction initially began on the project during the early 2000s, but higher than anticipated costs on a thin-arch design for the dam sent engineers back to the drawing board. After a number of years, a thick-arch, RCC design emerged. Construction began in 2008, and was completed in December 2013. A dedication ceremony for the Portugues Dam was held of 5 February 2014.
The focus now shifts to filling the reservoir and testing the dam under various loads. Jacksonville District is also working on plans to turn over operation of the dam to the local sponsor, the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environment Resources (DNER), which is expected to begin operating the dam in early 2015.

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Walter Reed Medical Center

CCI was contracted to conduct roof repairs on Building One. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation’s largest and most renowned military medical centers. Recently dubbed “The Nation’s Medical Center”, WRNMMC represents the joining of the “Best of the Best” in military medicine when National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center came together in September of 2011, to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as decreed by the Base Realignment and Closure law of 2005.

Current Opening: Electrician

Electrician*
Location FL14 – Florida, Eglin AFB
City
Open Date 2/29/2016
Req Code 017-CCI-FL1-16
Description
CCI Solutions, LLC is seeking an Electrician to perform work in the Panhandle Region of Florida for work primarily at Hurlburt Field Air Force Base

General Description of Job:

  1. Applicant must be able to maintain accurate records of their production, labor and safety.
  2. Applicant must be dependable, on time and efficient.
  3. Must have the ability to conduct their work efficiently and professionally while working in or around occupied work areas owned by the customers.
  4. Ability to inspect, troubleshoot, install and perform maintenance on electrical systems including but not limited to, 600V or less multi phase systems, indoor/outdoor lighting, Fire Alarm/Mass Notification systems and underground utilities in accordance with current NFPA/OSHA standards.
  5. Applicant must be able to present and represent CCI in a professional manner to clients on or off duty, other co-workers, and subcontractors.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience
  1. At least 3 years of Electrical Experience is required.
  2. At least 2 years of SABER/IDIQ/ACOE electrical construction experience on a US military installation is required.
Special Requirements/Certifications
  1. Ability to work from elevated platforms or man lifts.
  2. Ability to bend/install EMT, GRC and PVC raceway systems.
  3. Ability to clearly speak, write, read, and understand the English language.
  4. Applicant must be able to work independently or closely with others in a professional and courteous manner.
  5.  Ability to follow detailed instructions from leadership.
  6. Applicant must be able to obtain Base Access to Department of Defense Installations.
Physical Requirements
a. Applicant must be able to lift up to 50 pounds several times a day
b. Applicant must be able to climb ladders or stairs multiple times daily

Current Opening: Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer*
Location AL01 – Alabama, Huntsville
City Redstone Arsenal
Open Date 2/11/2016
Req Code 012-CCI-AL0-16
Description
CCI Group, LLC is seeking a qualified Electrical Engineer in Redstone Arsenal, AL.  Qualifying candidate must be able to design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes. Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks. Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements. Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications. Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards. Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
Education
Must have a four year degree in electrical engineering.Willing to work overtime.
Experience
Must have at least three years’ experience in commercial facilities design.
Special Requirements/Certifications
Electrical Engineer (EE) Certification desired.Must be able to obtain a favorable National Agency Check.Will be assigned to the design team at Redstone Arsenal.  Experience using Microstation.
Physical Requirements
None

Current Opening: Construction Superintendent/SSHO

Construction Superintendent/SSHO*
Location NY00 – New York
City
Open Date 3/2/2016
Req Code 019-CCI-NY0-16
Description
CCI Energy and Construction Services, LLC is currently seeking a full-time federal construction superintendent at West Point, NY.  Potential candidates must be experienced, technically proficient, Federal Market Construction professionals with a belief in teamwork for projects.

The position will be in support of design build and bid build construction projects located at West Point, NY.

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate, plan, and supervise subcontractors and/or craft activities ensuring adherence to plans and specifications; enforcing site safety and providing contractor quality control. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience
The position requires knowledge in every stage of the construction process and the ability to supervise multiple subcontractors. Ten (10+) years construction experience desired with 5+ years on projects $3M or greater. Candidates possessing US Navy, Air Force, and/or US Army Corp construction experience desired.
Special Requirements/Certifications
Training Requirements:

  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • USACE CQM Certification
  • CPR 1st Aid training and Certification

 

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs;
  • Must be able to climb ladders and access roof tops;
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and lead labor trades, vendors and subcontractors;
  • Must be dependable and able to work independently; and
  • Must treat all employees, clients, subcontractors and vendors with dignity and respect.

 

US Citizenship required. Ability to be able to gain security access and pass drug test required. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Physical Requirements

Current Opening: Construction Superintendent/SSHO

Construction Superintendent/SSHO*
Location CT00 – Connecticut
City
Open Date 3/2/2016
Req Code 018-CCI-CT0-16
Description
CCI Group, LLC is currently seeking a full-time federal construction superintendent in Groton, CT.  Potential candidates must be experienced, technically proficient, Federal Market Construction professionals with a belief in teamwork for projects.

 

The position will be in support of $10M+ large multi-discipline renovation / repair project located at Submarine Base Groton, CT.

 

The position requires knowledge in every stage of the construction process and the ability to supervise multiple subcontractors. Ten (10+) years construction experience desired with 5+ years on projects $5M or greater. Candidates possessing US Navy, Air Force, and/or US Army Corp construction experience desired.

 

The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate, plan, and supervise subcontractors and/or craft activities ensuring adherence to plans and specifications; enforcing site safety and providing contractor quality control. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience
 Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs;
  • Must be able to climb ladders and access roof tops;
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and lead labor trades, vendors and subcontractors;
  • Must be dependable and able to work independently; and
  • Must treat all employees, clients, subcontractors and vendors with dignity and respect.

US Citizenship required. Ability to be able to gain security access and pass drug test required.

Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Special Requirements/Certifications
  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • USACE CQM Certification
  • CPR 1st Aid training and Certification
Physical Requirements
N/A

Current Opening: Construction Superintendent

Construction Superintendent*
Location AK02 – Alaska, Ft. Wainwright
City
Open Date 2/29/2016
Req Code 014-CCI-AK0-16
Description
Provide daily on-site supervision of subcontractors. Monitor contractor production, schedule and performance. Manage subcontractor Daily Production Reports. Assist with coordination aspects as directed by the CCI Project Managers. Prepare independent cost estimates. Comply with all guidelines, policies and procedures established by CCI while on shift, on call or attending training. Initiate problem solving and perform repairs on any required work-related equipment, in a timely manner and within the boundaries of previous training. Conduct safety audits. Assist with contractor quality control and safety at construction locations. Assist and fill in for CCI Project Managers when they are not available. Assist subcontractors with Army procedures and rules. Manage subcontractor base access issues. Ensure contractors complete work on schedule while fulfilling warranty issues. Assist Project Managers on walk-thru’s with contractors and the Army for bidding purposes. Work directly with Army Public Works Department. Communicate daily status of current projects to Project Manager to ensure all projects are timely and within CCI standards. Maintain 100% “Compliance Readiness” in all areas or mandatory/regulatory requirements. Maintain 100% “Safety Standards and Accountability” in all areas or mandatory/regulatory requirements, which include: Taking necessary action when behaviors or conditions around you may be unsafe. Reporting and addressing all potential safety concerns/incidents/issues promptly. Facilitating or participating in CCI safety meetings, work safely and maintain a safe work environment as an employee and representative of CCI. Willingly participate and assist in any investigation that may relate to a safety incident. Document and record any injury or near miss incident that may occur while you are working. Maintain and demonstrate proficient working knowledge of all work-related equipment, policies, procedures and tactics at all times. Perform daily/weekly on-site customer interface.
Education
Must have a 4 year degree in related field.
Experience
Ability to clearly speak, write, read and understand the English language. Basic computer experience, including the ability to take online training, email general reports and use Microsoft Word. Knowledge and experience of project and construction practices. Knowledge and experience with Army and other federal agency, policies and procedures for construction contracts. Working knowledge and experience with scheduling. Working knowledge and experience with project/contract budgets. Ability to execute safety and quality control plans. Must have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills that include good listening, providing clear direction and effective feedback. Knowledge and experience of project and construction practices. Knowledge and experience any federal agency, policies and procedures for construction contracts. Working knowledge and experience with scheduling. Working knowledge and experience with project/contract budgets. Ability to execute safety and quality control plans. Must have excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills that include good listening, providing clear direction and effective feedback.
Special Requirements/Certifications
30 Hours OSHA Construction Safety Training desired along with ACOE CQC Training.
Physical Requirements
Physical and technical requirements that meet the standards of CCI. Lifting up to 70lbs, pushing/pulling up to 100lbs, carrying up to 50lbs, shoveling up to 20lbs, frequent walking and standing, occasional keyboard use, sitting, bending, twisting and reaching. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.

Current opening: Construction Project Manager

Construction Project Manager*
Location ME01 – Maine, Kittery
City
Open Date 1/7/2016
Req Code 001-CCI-ME0-16
Description
CCI Energy & Construction Services, LLC is currently seeking an experienced, technically proficient, Federal Market Project/Construction Manager with a belief in teamwork. Work is at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Candidates must have knowledge about every stage of the construction process from scope development to project closeout. Current project is a $5M design build renovation repair project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Education
Candidates possessing a degree in engineering or construction management required.
Experience
10+ years vertical construction experience desired with 5+ years on projects $5M or greater. Federal construction experience required.
Special Requirements/Certifications
Responsibilities to include: planning and ensuring adherence to the construction schedule; coordination with customer, senior managers, vendors, architects; compliance with contract documents, conflict resolution, safety rules, quality and security requirements to maximize production and eliminate down time. Must be capable of developing project cost estimates and have knowledge of the local subcontractor market. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, and possess strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. Individual will be responsible for leading and documenting meetings with subcontractors and customer. The individual must be familiar with the requirements of EM 385-1-1 and OSHA, and have experience in the areas of hazard identification and safety compliance. Candidates must have 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training and Army Corp of Engineers Contractors Quality Control certification.

US Citizenship required; salary dependent on experience. Ability to obtain security clearance required. Excellent benefits provided.

 

Physical Requirements
N/A

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Finding New Buildings in the Dust of the Old

With the continued and growing emphasis on sustainability in construction we could be on the verge of a radical shift in how we think about the current stock of buildings. The time may be coming when we stop planning for building replacement, and instead plan for building reuse. That in turn would significantly change the roles of designers and builders.

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How To Build A Construction Plan

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The housing industry has proceeded at a red-hot pace for several years running. An all-time record was set in 1998, when 886,000 new-site single family homes were sold. That represented a 10% gain from the robust total of 804,000 homes sold in 1997, and an 8.1% rise from the prior record of 819,000 units in 1977. Single-family housing construction accounted for $48 million of the total $125 million generated in the industry.

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