Greenland Enterprises has been selected as part of the team to replace a boiler plant for the Altoona, PA Veterans Administration Medical Center. Greenland is teaming with SAW Contracting on the $6.8 million project, which includes demolition of existing structures and replacing the boiler, steam piping, boiler plant controls fuel oil and natural gas piping, feed water pumps and other auxiliary systems. Continue reading
Evaluating bids for a central plant construction project is a complex endeavor for any facilities director or selection committee. There are a number of criteria being reviewed, including costs, equipment and materials, and the competing firms themselves. One of the areas where we feel project stakeholders should spend time is identifying the successful experience of those submitting bids. Continue reading
When businesses and institutions consider replacing a boiler system, it’s usually because the existing boiler is no longer serviceable in a cost-effective manner, or is rapidly approaching critical failure. A new boiler plant certainly solves the most obvious and pressing needs, but there are additional significant advantages that come with a boiler replacement project. Continue reading
For many organizations contemplating a central utility plant, boiler upgrade or similar infrastructure project, an invitation to bid appears to be the best option to find the right price/value. Unfortunately, the invitation to bid process often leaves building owners with a poor construction experience. Continue reading
Commercial construction is a complex endeavor, made even more so when you consider the mechanical systems needed to effectively control large commercial and industrial spaces. Consider a hospital, or large university dormitory — each has very specific needs for heating, cooling, electricity, water, wastewater and fire suppression systems. However, the nature of the building’s use significantly changes the construction approach needed. Continue reading
The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Greenland Enterprises, INC to construct a new boiler plant for the agency’s Wilkes-Barre, PA Veterans Medical Center. The $12.7 million project includes de-construction and demolition of existing structures and constructing a new boiler plant and all related systems.
Past performance is a good predictor of future success. That’s one of the reasons we are happy to share information about recent projects — to highlight Greenland’s experience and expertise with successful project delivery.
Here’s a response to a recent past performance questionnaire from a boiler plant replacement project:
“INITIAL PROPOSAL: Greenland presented a solicitation proposal that covered all factors in the manner prescribed. This was a very good indication that the company knew the process. Their proposal gave a detailed construction schedule that showed an early completion date. Outside of a few change orders with additional work, the proposed schedule has been accomplished by Greenland. Continue reading
Boiler plant upgrades don’t necessarily mean building an entirely new plant and installing new boilers. In the past several years significant advancements have been made in controls and burners, allowing for far greater efficiency and turndown capacity. For many facility managers, upgrading controls breathes new life into aging boiler plant systems. Continue reading
A recent article in Engineered Systems magazine is a great example of why it’s important to have both expertise and experience in your engineering and construction firm for central plants. The article, titled Boiler Design & Selection: What Engineers Should Keep in Mind, highlights the wide number of boiler and system design considerations, many of which will vary based on the building owner’s goals and even the current state. Continue reading
Greenland Enterprises is using an OxBlue construction camera at the VA Medical Center construction site in Columbia, South Carolina. The camera allows both real-time views and a time-lapse look at the construction process, including the impacts of inclement weather and monitoring overall progress. Continue reading