Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District

Project Details:

    Berthoud, CO
    $19.3 Million
    RB+B Architects, Inc.
    FCI Constructors, Inc.
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DCS served as owner’s representative performing comprehensive project management for this 30-acre, six-building, non-profit bond project. DCS became involved initially to provide leadership during the 80% CD review and was later selected as owner’s representative, beating out larger national firms. Throughout the 20-month construction, DCS maintained an on-site office working directly with the contractor and proactively reviewed submittals and contract documents to resolve common issues and conflicts before they caused delays. DCS managed eight prime contracts: architecture and engineering, landscape architecture, water features and irrigation, geotechnical, communications, audio/visual, commissioning, and construction.

Notable components of the six-building campus include corporate offices with state of the art board room and conference facility, and below grade mechanical (boilers, chiller, ice storage and air handlers) rooms. Additional buildings included warehouse, records & other cold storage, indoor vehicle storage, vehicle maintenance, fabrication, carpentry and grounds maintenance shops, and a soils laboratory. Exterior features included a 7 ac/ft irrigation pond and specialty pump system for both turf and crop irrigation, and the interpretive water feature that is a replica of the Colorado Big Thompson project. DCS also facilitated and expedited resolution of a significant financial dispute that developed during the close-out phase of the project without involving mediators, arbitrators or litigation.

Services provided included: project management, financial management, construction oversight and contract administration, consultant oversight and contract administration, specialty procurement and dispute resolution.

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