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USACE Quality Assurance Contract, 1999-2003 | Construction Management Projects

USACE Quality Assurance Contract, USACE New Orleans District, LA – SELA Program

SELA is a drainage program for South East Louisiana (SELA) and includes urban drainage projects, which are highly unusual for the Corps of Engineers. The impetus behind the project’s authorization was the devastating flood of May 1995. During that event, six-hour rainfall totals across the metropolitan area averaged 12 inches, and some areas had 28 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. The purpose of the program was to reduce damages due to rainfall flooding in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes.

Meyer Engineers and GOTECH provided on-site quality assurance for $40 million of construction under more than 20 task orders of a four-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, including quality assurance inspection on the construction of drainage pump stations, subsurface drainage, open canals, flood control structures including levees, concrete structures, highway work and buildings. Meyer and GOTECH also provided construction management services including record keeping and preparation of reports, quality assurance inspections related to site layout, interpretation of plans and specifications, and observation of construction activities to adhere to USACE quality assurance and safety practices.

Relevant projects under this contract included:

This project is a clear demonstration of Meyer Engineers’ expertise in performing construction management and quality assurance services in accordance with USACE guidelines. Relevance includes:
Start Date: February 1999
Substantial Completion Date: February 2003

Meyer Engineers, Ltd. received an ACASS rating of exceptional on the work associated with this contract. USACE issued exemplary comments on Meyer’s performance of QA, adherence to schedules, and detailed briefings and presentations. In a March 10, 2006 Performance Evaluation, Mr. Jake Terranova, USACE Construction Division, remarked that Meyer’s work was “always executed in a timely manner with highly qualified personnel.”