USACE Baltimore District awards $499M in modernization work

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Award: Critical infrastructure modernization
Value: $499 million
Location: Baltimore
Clients: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Herndon, Virginia-based Jade Creek Construction has won a $499 million design-build construction contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District. 

Jade Creek — a subsidiary of Akima, a contracting firm performing government work across a wide range of sectors — will modernize USACE facilities and enhance waterways in the Baltimore region over the course of a five-year period, per a release.

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers undertakes numerous projects that offer coastal protection, flood protection, hydropower, navigable waters and ports, recreational opportunities, and water supply,” said Chris Jenkins, president of Akima’s Construction & Security Solutions Group. “These projects are vital for the country’s economic growth, national security and citizens’ well-being.”

More specifically, the contractor will design and build new construction projects for the USACE Baltimore District, and also conduct minor repairs, modifications and alterations of existing buildings. That work will include vertical construction, HVAC, mechanical and electrical work, concrete, plumbing, roofing and demolition. The scope of work detailed in the release doesn’t specifically include the Key Bridge recovery and clean up.

The USACE Baltimore District’s work includes regularly monitoring river levels and regulating Corps-managed dams and reservoirs to reduce hazards. 

Jade Creek is a Small Business Administration-certified 8(a), meaning it’s in a federal contracting and training program for experienced small business owners who are socially and economically disadvantaged. It’s wholly owned by Akima, which itself is a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by over 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders.

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