Project No. 2008-18

Location: New Oreleans, LA

Contract Value: $860,000

Completion Date: February 2019

Owner/POC: City of New Orleans Sewage and Water Board / Kevin Braxton / 504.865.0652

Project Specific Disciplines

  • Project Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • QA/QC Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Energy Efficient Design

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans contracted Royal to evaluate, design, and administer the restoration of nine buildings that comprise the master maintenance facility for the Sewerage and Water Board Central Yard. The scope of work for the facility includes 25,000 sf of Offices and 70,000 sf of enhanced heavy maintenance facilities. During Hurricane Katrina, the buildings that make up the Central Yard sustained significant damage from both water and wind. The total construction costs for this project is approximately $8 million. Hazard Mitigation features include elevated, steel framed emergency generator enclosures, elevated electrical switchgear, alternate roof designs, and alternate interior designs on lower floors.

Royal acted as prime consultant and lead the evaluation, design, and construction administration for the complete renovation of an administration building, two maintenance repair garages with office space, and an electrical distribution building. Royal also lead the design and construction of a new annex administration building. Under this contract Royal performed field investigations, created preliminary design reports, cost estimates, construction documents, assembled bid packages, managed the bid process, evaluated change orders, performed construction administration, reviewed close-out documents, and created record drawings.

Under this contract Royal lead the creation of 6 separate construction projects which included full design, bid/contract documents, and construction projects. Royal was able to work successfully with the Sewerage & Water Board to ensure the projects complied with the requirements for FEMA reimbursement and the documentation that goes along with applying for FEMA reimbursement. Starting in 2009, Royal assisted the Sewerage & Water Board in planning each project so that the facility was able to stay in operation throughout the construction period.