Art Anderson Associates provided Housing Kitsap (formerly the Kitsap Consolidated Housing Authority) construction management services for this $25 million, multi-agency government facility. Services included owner's site representation, assistance negotiating change order pricing, coordination with City Public Works division and local utility companies, frequent KCCHA management updates on potential construction cost impacts to the project budget and schedule monitoring/management. We served as the primary interface with all government tenants, including Congressman Norm Dicks, the City of BremertonKitsap County Health DistrictKitsap County Offices, and the Bremerton Housing Authority for design and construction of tenant improvements in a cost-effective and timely manner. The project was completed in 2004.

Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for Oak Management in the conversion of the ex-USNS CAPABLE (T-AGOS-16) to an ocean-going research vessel for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dubbed the OKEANOS EXPLORER. The converted vessel was classed as an ice-strengthened Survey Vessel by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). It is the only US ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge.

Our initial tasking on this project was based on our extensive knowledge and expertise with the NOAA fleet. We prepared a detailed feasibility study of the ex-CAPABLE, working with NOAA to determine how the converted vessel would be outfitted and successfully fulfill its mission requirements. We were then tasked with follow-on work to provide the naval architecture and marine engineering services necessary to execute the conversion.

Our scope of work for the conversion included the engineering design and calculations for renovation of mission spaces, including new equipment foundations, lighting system modifications, electrical system modifications, new laboratory arrangements and fabrication of a new ROV control room console; design of new machinery foundations for the general purpose winch; fabrication and installation of a new J-Frame; electrical and piping modifications for the waste water holding tank; modifications to the ROV handling platform and track; and the addition of new scientific equipment to the main mast. Additional work involved naval architecture services to update post-conversion intact and damage stability data.

Art Anderson Associates has held naval architecture and marine engineering contracts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for more than twenty-five years, and have been responsible for successfully completing hundreds of tasks in support of the NOAA Pacific and Atlantic fleets. Through the course of these contracts, we've gained unparalleled understanding of the unique needs and characteristics of research vessels. Our work on NOAA tasks has included a number of general science mission requirements, including:

  • Winches and Trawl Equipment, including foundations, structures and rigging systems
  • Bottom and Floating Net Equipment
  • Hydroacoustic Equipment
  • Overside Handling Equipment, including masts, booms, davits, frames and handling gear
  • Additional Handling Equipment, including scientific data gathering systems like sampling devices, sonar systems, ROVs and a host of specialized systems
  • Laboratories, including both wet and dry laboratories

In addition to providing our services for these science mission systems, we have a wealth of experience in designing conventional shipboard systems within the context of a research vessel envelope. This experience includes new and renovation designs for:

  • Vessel Arrangements
  • Propulsion and Steering Systems
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Seawater and Freshwater Piping and Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Suppression Systems
  • Sewage, Bilge and Graywater Systems
  • Ballast, Fuel Oil and Potable Water Systems
  • Masts, Bulkheads and Other Ship Structures
  • Pilothouse/Bridge Equipment and Systems
  • Office and Food Service Equipment and Systems
  • Life Safety Equipment
  • Vessel Trim and Stability
  • Vessel Hull Form and Powering

While NOAA has shifted away from use of IDIQ contracts for these services, Art Anderson Associates continues to support the agency through task orders under our active GSA Schedule contract.

Art Anderson Associates currently holds a construction management Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) contract with the US National Park Service (NPS), Pacific West Region. Under this contract, Art Anderson Associates provides Construction Management Representatives to manage NPS projects, serving as the technical liaison between the construction contractor, the Contracting Officer's Representative and the Contracting officer. Our Construction Management Representatives are responsible for ensuring satisfactory performance and delivery of the final product under the construction contract.

The scope of services on this contract depends on the specific needs of a project assignment, but include:

  • Leading pre-construction conferences
  • Assistance in processing and reviewing contractor shop drawings
  • Monitoring of contractor schedule and budget
  • Regular reporting on project progress
  • Processing Requests for Information (RFIs)
  • Technical inspections of work for compliance with drawings, specs and contract
  • Assistance in resolving project issues and construction/design deficiencies
  • Review and monitoring of contractor quality control program
  • Leading project close-out
  • Project claims analysis
  • Other similar services as necessary

As an indefinite quantity contract, projects are assigned on an as-needed basis. Tasks assigned on this contract include:

Hagerman Fossil Beds Boundary Fencing

This project involves installation, repair and replacement of 12 miles of smooth, barbed wire and split rail cedar fencing in Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument near Twin Falls, Idaho. Art Anderson Associates provided the services of a CM Inspector to review, monitor and inspect the work of the construction contractor for progress, workmanship and general conformance with the construction contract documents and permit conditions. Specifically, our Inspector was responsible for reviewing RFI submittals, developing and maintaining a submittal log, participating in the pre-construction meeting, inspecting the work during construction, reviewing and reconciling the contractor's QC reports for contract compliance, monitoring contractor's schedule, assisting in dispute resolution, confirming completion of the final inspection punchlist and ensuring that the contractor reports on its use of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

Crater Lake Sewer and Water Projects

For this multi-project task, we provided Construction Project Management Services for two projects at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. The first was replacement of the Garfield water tank liner and construction of new valves and water lines. The second was for construction of a new sewage grinder facility and modifications to the Munson Sewer Lagoon, including removal of sludge, deepening of the pond, modifications to inlet/outlet structures and installation of a liner.

Our primary role was providing on-site inspection and office services in support of the projects. Our on-site inspector participated in weekly meetings, prepared meeting minutes, performed and documented site inspections, and provided technical assistance and support to the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative. This support included drafting RFPs, preparing cost estimates, assisting in RFI processing, reviewing QC reports, verifying record drawing updates, assisting in dispute resolution, providing claims support and verifying all required O&M manuals, warranties, guarantees, and close out requirements are complete and in compliance with the contract documents.

On behalf of the Washington State Department of Transportation, Art Anderson Associates (AAA) is designing a new bridge tender workboat used for inspections and maintenance on the I-90 floating bridge in Seattle, Washington. After an initial study to develop alternatives for updating the existing aging vessel, AAA and WSDOT determined that replacing the vessel rather than refurbishing the existing workboat was advantageous. The new design features significant improvements in operating efficiency, reducing operating costs while increasing safety, as well as reducing emissions and environmental impacts. Design of the new bridge tender workboat is scheduled to be completed by end of summer 2014. Following the design phase AAA will manage the construction of the new workboat. The Department of Transportation's new bridge tender workboat is tentatively planned for construction in early 2015.

Art Anderson Associates led the development of a business plan to provide high-speed passenger-only ferry service from Bellingham to Friday Harbor. The Whatcom Council of Governments, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham and the Port of Friday Harbor envision the ferry service as a critical commercial link between the two thriving communities. The plan builds on the results of a demonstration service, which operated in the winter months of 2005-2006.

The business plan encompassed all aspects of the prospective service, addressing its viability, operations and impact on the local economy. Art Anderson Associates utilized its proprietary FerryPro™ software to develop an operational model and pro-forma financial statements. Our ridership and financial analyses established the baseline for service scheduling, pricing and compensation for the contracted operator.

An economic impact model was developed by our subconsultant, the Western Washington University Small Business Development Center, and we examined the economic "ripple effect" of the infusion of new jobs and the resultant commerce from the new connection between the cities. We also analyzed the cost of alternative travel, both in financial (ticket and travel cost) and environmental terms (greenhouse gas emissions). The result of our efforts is a firm foundation on which a successful service can be further developed, built and operated.

In response to increased growth in the region, King County constructed a new $1.6-billion regional wastewater treatment plant, called Brightwater. The facility serves portions of King and Snohomish counties and supports the County's mission to protect public health and the environment. The new facilities will include a treatment plant, conveyance (pipes and pumps taking wastewater to and from the plant), and a marine outfall and will feature the largest membrane bioreactor system in the United States.

Art Anderson Associates provided civil and structural engineering services to develop a marine outfall for King County's new Brightwater wastewater treatment system. Our scope included the preparation of plans, specifications, a basis of design report and calculations for plastic pipe weights and a reinforced concrete pipe anchor in support of our design/build partner Triton Marine Construction. We also designed the temporary construction trestle. The purpose of the anchor is to resist axial loads on the twin 63-inch HDPE pipe system caused by seismic or landslide events. Both of the mile-long pipes and the anchor system are now resting 600 feet below the surface of Puget Sound.

The Brightwater Outfall project was featured in the September 28, 2008 issue of Engineering News Record. Engineering News Record recognized the Brightwater Outfall project with the "Best of the Best" award in the heavy/civil construction category. Engineering News Record also awarded the project its "Best of 2009" Award in the heavy/civil category.

Art Anderson Associates completed design of a new dredge vessel for Pacifica, a Seattle-based vehicle assembler. The 50-foot vessel was  delivered to a customer for gold dredging operations in the coastal waters of Alaska near Nome.

Our naval architects and marine engineers were engaged in December, 2011 to develop the dredge design concept in to a complete design for construction. In the first phase, we developed a computer-based model of the vessel based on the concept drawings, and employed the model as the basis for initial hydrostatic and weight calculations. In Phase II, we developed construction drawings for the hull and superstructure, and finalized the weight and stability calculations. In the project’s final phase, the team provided fuel, water and controls drawings and design support. The vessel was designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of sub-surface dredging operations in the remote coastal waters of the Bering Sea, and is powered by twin 300HP Yamaha outboards. It features a custom-designed bow for cutting through the rough seas and all pump, sluice and crane systems to conduct its gold dredging mission.

The project was delivered on time and under budget.

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GSA Schedule

GSA Schedule Contract

Art Anderson Associates proudly serves Federal clients through our GSA Schedule contract for Professional Engineering Services (SIN 871).  For more information about the services we can provide, please look us up on GSA Advantage! or review our current Schedule catalog.

Contract Number: GS-10F-0159U
Contract Period: 3/12/2013-3/11/2018