Department of Energy (DOE) sites around the country have significant infrastructure needs to support their growing mission. Utilizing the new Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) contract vehicle, Burns & McDonnell is ready to support with more than 7,000 in-house design and construction professionals and industry-leading DOE project experience. From designing and building one-of-a-kind critical facilities to managing programs for secure facility operations and campus relocations, we are well-equipped and ready to support the DOE in continuing to protect our nation’s critical nuclear security missions, cleaning up environmental legacy sites, and supporting cutting edge scientific discoveries.
Contact us below to learn how your site can access the SCMC agreement and about our capabilities.
For roughly 60 years, our 120-year-old firm has worked with the DOE to deliver successful architecture, engineering and construction projects, including work with the NNSA since its inception in 2000. Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies that brings together an unmatched team of 7,000 engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, we offer full-service capabilities with more than 60 offices globally.
The DOE’s safety culture is aligned with our safety culture, focused on implementing engineering practices that design safe solutions to protect the health, safety and welfare of people after facilities are constructed. Our teams demonstrate that commitment with everyday activities like safety moments and pre-task analysis as well as with unique approaches to safety in design, including virtual reality walk-throughs that allow users to identify operational safety concerns.
As part of our proven corporate policies and procedures, Burns & McDonnell implements a QA process that has been successfully used for the past 25 years. The process based on published guidelines has been endorsed by the American Institute of Architects and the American Council of Engineering Companies. Depending on a specific site’s needs, we can implement our corporate Quality Management System and our NQA-1 program, which is the Federal Quality Assurance Plan and is structured to provide quality, increase value and lower construction risk. Burns & McDonnell is an approved NQA-1 supplier.
Our team is structured to provide sites with responsive teams who understand local needs and design requirements to deliver consistency throughout the SCMC agreement. In addition to an in-house team of professionals, our qualified subcontractors, including small and disadvantaged businesses, support specialty scope services. These partners have significant experience supporting the DOE EM, NNSA, and Office of Science sites and are firms that we have successfully worked with in the past on similar projects.
With more than 50 years of experience in sitewide planning and programming for DOE and federal facilities and campuses — including maintenance, general plant and capital asset projects — we can support your efforts in advancing energy research, maintaining nuclear security, and fortifying science and technology nationwide.
Our planning and programming services include performing initial studies of space utilization, project feasibility, traffic and parking impacts, preliminary hazards analysis, existing building and site condition assessment, benchmarking, sustainable design initiatives, and development of phased implementation plans for renovation and new construction. We provide strategic and capital planning, along with space planning and design activities, to support the decision-making process for the site. For the DOE, we have performed comprehensive planning services at multiple locations, including the Kansas City National Security Campus.
With utility systems across DOE’s Office of Environmental Management and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reaching the end of their useful lives, the need for new infrastructure design and upgrades is overwhelming. Growing environmental constraints and unique site conditions add to these complex challenges. Our team offers cross-industry, nationally recognized experience with the design of utility infrastructure, wastewater and stormwater, and building electrical and mechanical systems.
Civil, site and transportation components of projects establish a solid foundation for successful project delivery, from facility siting to long-term functionality of a facility and site. Our industry professionals have years of experience designing roads, parking lots, site utilities, site grading, stormwater management systems, bridges and pedestrian walkways.
Beginning with the planning process, we offer feasibility studies, detailed design, scenario planning, project prioritization and long-range planning to meet potential growth in usage. Our well-established team can design the entire civil, site and transportation scope anticipated for the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) agreement.
An integrated approach to facility design engages in-house resources to deliver well-coordinated designs that reduce the risk of costly construction change orders. With a 20-year history of manufacturing and support structure design services for the KCNSC, our project portfolio includes more than 400 new and renovated laboratories.
Federal clients require full-service capabilities that can be delivered effectively by in-house environmental consulting and specialty subcontractors with experience in permitting, designing and building projects that meet comprehensive needs. Our team is well suited to manage a site’s environmental requirements, including compliance and remediation services, throughout an asset’s life cycle.
With a completed master plan and solidified design, critical facility improvements can happen safely and efficiently, even under the most scrutinized conditions. For all federal projects, we provide technical support during acquisition and construction, construction management and construction contract administration. We are experienced in reviewing construction contractor’s schedules for work progress, responding to RFIs and design change notices, supporting equipment and materials procurement, reviewing submittals, and assisting site representatives in resolving conflicts associated with the construction contract.
Integrated Project Execution From Planning Through Construction: Ranked in the top 10 of design-build firms in the U.S. by ENR, we have an extensive team within all disciplines who provide quality planning, design and construction services.
Proven DOE and Site-Specific Knowledge: Critical project sites can benefit from increased efficiency and seamless transitions by leveraging our national DOE experience and capabilities, having successfully delivered more than 2,200 projects across DOE sites since 2001.
Successful Critical Decisions: Gain confidence in scope, schedule, risk and cost-related decisions based on our deep knowledge in navigating the DOE Order 413.3B processes. We have delivered more than $2 billion in capital planning and design services for DOE project sites, from developing mission need documents to evaluating critical decision deliverables. Our work consistently results in DOE approval, with projects that meet or exceed Critical Decision-2 baselines.
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