The nation’s largest landlord has chosen Procon to lead a team in support of their facilities management program and policies. The national Office of Facilities Management (OFM) at the United States General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a team lead by Procon a five-year contract to provide program and policy management support for its nationwide initiatives. The Procon team will provide professional and management support services to deliver projects from concept through completion to help OFM meet its business oriented mission goals. Procon will assist OFM in improving the performance, quality, timeliness, and efficiency of OFM programs and services – particularly in the areas of: strategic planning, communications, tools for facilities management organizations, data analysis and studies, and training.
The Office of Facilities Management has responsibility for providing program management, support and guidance to GSA property managers in an effort to provide a safe, healthy, effective and efficient work environment for their clients. OFM consists of the Office of Energy and Environment, the Office of Building Operations and Technology, and the Office of Tenant Services. OFM is a division of GSA’s Public Building Service (PBS). As the landlord for the civilian federal government, PBS acquires and operates space on behalf of the federal government through new construction and leasing, and acts as a caretaker for federal properties across the country. PBS owns or leases 8,700 assets, maintains an inventory of more than 370 million square feet of workspace for 1.1 million federal employees, and preserves more than 481 historic properties.
Procon has 18 years experience providing business and technology program management services including assisting GSA on major regional and nationwide policies and programs. Additionally, Procon’s extensive Construction Management, BIM, and Space Planning experience provide OFM additional depth of understanding as it approaches its facilities management programs. As lead contractor, Procon is supported by its teaming partners Solution Guidance Corporation and MAIC Inc. The consulting firm PwC also provides the team specialty subcontracting support.
Procon hosted over 86 members of the IFMA Capital Chapter as it celebrated its Annual Meeting and Happy Hour in the firm’s newly renovated office and conference space.
As well as listening to organizational presentations, drinking, dining, and networking, the Capital Chapter held its annual backpack drive to collect backpacks and school supplies for children in need. The Chapter collected 87 backpacks filled with the supplies needed to start the school year. The backpacks were donated to Catholic charities who will distribute them to children in Montgomery County, MD. Chapter Partner, JK Moving, graciously offered to donate the vehicles, boxes, and staff needed to deliver the backpacks to the Catholic Charities office in Silver Spring, MD.
Procon is proud to have been allowed to play host for such a worthy endeavor.
Procon is providing building information modeling (BIM) support services for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Project Phase 2, San Diego, CA. To accommodate for the massive growth expected for the San Ysidro Land Point of Entry (LPOE), already the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere, GSA is conducting a complete reconfiguration and expansion of the port with a total budget projected to exceed $500 million. The $217 million second phase will begin with the demolition of the existing Northbound Pedestrian Processing and Detention Building, the existing central plant, multiple buildings of East San Ysidro Blvd, and a portion of East San Ysidro Blvd south of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) trolley. Then, there will occur the construction of a new Northbound Pedestrian Processing, Administration, and Detention Center Building, a northbound pedestrian pathway and its associated canopy structure from the border to the new pedestrian processing building, two overhead employee pedestrian bridges, an electrical generator yard, and pedestrian plaza. The phase will then conclude with the renovation of the existing historic Custom House building to provide a new pedestrian processing operation.
Procon will facilitate and review submitted BIM execution plans to ensure compliance with GSA’s National and Project specific BIM requirements, perform Spatial Program Validation of submitted design BIMs to ensure compliance with the project’s spatial Program of Requirements, perform clash detection analysis and prepare clash reports, and perform COBie compliance analysis of design and construction turnover submissions and prepare COBie deficiency reports. In addition to these responsibilities, Procon will inspect models to better understand design intent and detect errors and omissions, as they facilitate the operation of the models for GSA at each design submission. Procon will also produce 3D animation videos from each design BIM submission package showing animated navigation through and around the model, as requested.
Procon and Hana Engineers were recently approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a mentor-protégé agreement under the 8(a) Business Development Program.
The SBA Mentor-Protégé Program was designed to enable successful firms to provide various forms of business development assistance to 8(a) BD Program Participants. The goal of the 8(a) BD Mentor-Protégé Program is to enhance the capability of 8(a) Program Participants to be competitive, achieve entrepreneurial success, and contribute to the strength and vigor of our economy.
Hana Engineers and Consultants LLC is a small business established in 2013. Hana provides top quality professional engineering scientific, and construction management solutions with particular expertise in geotechnical, environmental and other engineering/scientific services for private industry and government client. Hana’s engineering services are a good compliment to Procon’s expertise in construction management, commissioning, and construction business technology.
Procon has been hired to provide building information modeling (BIM) support services for the construction of NASA’s Measurement Systems Laboratory in Hampton, VA. Procon will leverage its expertise in BIM and more specifically in GSA’s BIM standards and protocols to ensure effective use of BIM during design and construction of the $95.6 million, 175,000 SF laboratory building. GSA is constructing this new laboratory to house about 40 modular research labs for the research and development of electronics, lasers, clean rooms, and instrumentation. The Measurements Systems Laboratory will also consolidate the operations of many laboratories currently spread throughout the campus.
Procon will facilitate and review the entirety of the project’s documentation submission and BIM execution. In this role, the Procon team will conduct all BIM Project Planning meetings, review that all project plans meet minimum BIM contract requirements, verify that all deliverables meet contract requirements, and create a 4D schedule model from which construction progress will be tracked to ensure that project schedule and budget remain unchanged. The Procon team will also perform clash detection analysis to ensure building discipline systems and components do not conflict with one another and are coordinated. The team will perform quality control analysis, facility reviews, and coordinate updates of models throughout construction phase to ensure as-built model meets requirements and is ready to use for facilities management programs.