Greenland Enterprises has been awarded a $2.2 million design-build contract to replace two air handling units at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT. The firm was selected in large part due to its unique HVAC expertise in healthcare environments. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
In the recent Greenland Enterprises survey series we asked a collection of questions about project management. Our initial question identified top concerns when preparing an RFP for construction services, and not surprisingly, the biggest concern is the bid budget. Continue reading
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
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.”
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.”
A new generator system is now in place and operational at the Lebanon, PA Veterans Administration Medical Center. Greenland Enterprises recently wrapped up the $2.5M project, which involved demolishing and removing structures, installing natural gas powered generators and upgrades to the center’s electrical infrastructure.
The new generator serves the MRI/Radiology lab facilities and required careful planning and coordination to ensure the least possible impact to the medical center during construction. “Anytime you are dealing with mission-critical systems in a hospital there is a high level of focus on planning and project management,” said Greenland Enterprises President Elton Roller. “Our approach ensures we consider virtually every possible contingency, and have backup plans for our backup plans!”
The project is one of several Greenland efforts in Pennsylvania and the northeast US as Greenland’s national reputation grows.