Contractor Performance and Bid Integrity in Boom Construction Markets

The combination of labor shortages and cost increases for raw goods is having an impact on the construction industry, particularly commercial and industrial projects. Labor shortages inevitably result in higher wages and increases in administrative costs for contractors and subcontractors. Combine that with price increases for materials, equipment, and long lead times, and you have a recipe for project overruns or even contractors who cannot complete a bid award. Continue reading

Greenland Enterprises Selected to Upgrade Kansas City VA Medical Center Boiler Plant Controls

HAMPTON – The team of Greenland Enterprises and SAW Contracting has been selected for a $1.5M project to upgrade boiler plant controls for the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.  The project includes upgrading combustion controls on four dual fuel boilers, upgrading water level controls and alarms, and various repairs and testing. Continue reading

Greenland Enterprises Tapped to Replace Heritage High School HVAC System

HAMPTON – Greenland Enterprises has been selected as the contractor for a $5.5M project to replace the entire HVAC system at Heritage High School in Newport News, VA.  The project includes replacing 32 roof-top air handling units and 154 variable air volume boxes, along with the existing boiler plant and building automation system. Continue reading

University Embraces Energy Efficient Energy Plant

The University of Minnesota is a great example of a campus converting to newer technology and realizing big savings from converting to a new main energy plant.  An article on the Big Ten Network website highlights the upgraded system and the people who make it work.  Continue reading

2018 Hospital Construction Survey Addresses Hurricane Hardening

Designing and building central plants for hospitals is no longer limited to efficient systems with redundancy for critical components.  The lessons learned in Texas and Florida after major hurricanes are leading to changes in design and construction approaches for medical systems and similar environments.

According to the 2018 Hospital Construction Survey, conducted by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 89 percent of facilities professionals consider “resiliency” when designing and building new spaces.  Resiliency in construction means structures and components that resist both natural and human caused disasters, and allow for fast recovery after events. Continue reading

Greenland Enterprises Tapped to Replace Correctional Center Boiler Controls

HAMPTON, VA – The Virginia Department of Corrections has selected Greenland Enterprises to replace the boiler control system for three coal-fired boilers at the Bland Correctional Center in Bland, VA.

The center is a mixed custody facility dating to 1946 and houses approximately 450 inmates. Greenland will remove existing boiler controls and replace them with newer technology designed to improve operations and efficiency. The $457,000 project was awarded in March and is expected to start this summer.

“The project is a great example of our expertise with campus-like facilities,” said Greenland Enterprises President Elton Roller. “The same attention to detail required in a medical center applies to correctional facilities, and that’s where we excel in delivering for our customers.”

Greenland and SAW Contracting Complete Boiler Plant Replacement

The team of Greenland Enterprises and SAW Contracting recently completed a $6.8M boiler plant replacement for the Altoona, PA Veterans Administration Medical Center. The year-plus project included demolition of the existing structures and replacing the boiler, steam piping, boiler plant controls fuel oil and natural gas piping, feed water pumps and other auxiliary systems.

Temporary boilers and generators were installed to provide continuous steam delivery to the medical center during construction.  “It’s always a good feeling to complete a complex project on time and on budget,” said Greenland Enterprises President Elton Roller. “Medical centers need uninterrupted systems and we pride ourselves on delivering solutions that have a minimal impact on operations.”