case studies

GSA Dellums and Burton: Oakland, CA/San Francisco, CA

THE JOB:  Installation and commissioning of intelligent lighting system (DALI) at
both the Ronald V. Dellums and Phillip Burton Federal Buildings located in Oakland and San Francisco, CA respectively. Collectively, MCB installed over 20,000 fixtures in
over 2.5 million square feet of fully-occupied space. 

 

According to Berkely lab, this resulted in cost savings of over 50% of the current GSA energy efficient lighting baseline. MCB has the unique qualification of installing more intelligent lighting than any other electrical contractor in the country.

 

THE SITUATION:  MCB worked with Philips to develop a mock-up for the selection of
the model energy efficient lighting system for GSA. As a result of MCB deciding to
ensure that GSA had confidence in the mock-up, MCB committed two people for more than 6 months to fix all other mock-ups previously installed by other companies within
the Dellums building. 

 

This situation resulted in the Philips/MCB team being awarded 11 out of 11 contracts.

 

MCB's ROLE:  MCB was a subcontractor to Philips Lighting as the installation company
of the intelligent lighting system and MCB was given the overall project management responsibility. This included scheduling, receiving material, ordering material and resolving all issues between the government and the Philips/MCB team.

 

THE OUTCOME:  Even though Philips faced many challenges, MCB was able to ensure 100% schedule commitment and 100% fully commissioning of the lighting system fully satisfying the customer. The project was completed on time and on budget without
any change orders.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:  MCB wants more opportunities to demonstrate our capacity and capabilities on more projects like this. We are a small business with flexibility and agility and we provide the confidence of a large business.

Fort Benning, GA

THE SITUATION:  With less than a month left to complete the project, it was discovered that there was a design issue and additional power requirements were needed in thirty different locations. This scope of work was not MCB's original task. MCB was asked to price, procure and proceed with the additional work and complete the task by the projected date. The additional power scope was completed and inspected on the date
that MCB had committed to prior to starting the work. As the customer states, "It was a monumental task." MCB saved Balfour Beatty $1M on this project with cost effectiveness, exceptional quality of work (with all aspects of the project inspecting and passing the first time, every time) and completing the work within a month. The competitive company's bid projected three months.

 

MCB's ROLE:  MCB was the electrical subcontractor for the construction of two
ARMY Barracks at Ft. Benning, GA. We procured the material and installed switchgear

and lighting fixtures along with installing dryer outlets for the two buildings.

 

THE OUTCOME: MCB was able to complete ALL work on-time and on-budget. With additional requirements that were given to us outside of our original scope, we were able to complete the new requirements on time. MCB also saved Balfour Beatty and the government $1M on this project pertaining to the new requirements that were given.

 THE OPPORTUNITY:  MCB wants more opportunities to demonstrate our capacity and capabilities on more projects like this. We are a small business with the flexibility and agility and provide the confidence of a large business.

Joint Base Anacostia and Bolling AFB: Washington, DC

THE JOB:  Replace A4 and B5 feeder and install a duct bank from SW16 to PM19-40.

 

MCB's ROLE:  MCB was the electrical contractor for the removal and installation of over 12 miles of conductor on Bolling Air Force Base. We procured all material and labor for this project. We incorporate two subcontractors, Bay Electric Co. (electrical work) and AllSite (Duct Bank work).

 

THE SITUATION:  While completing the survey of the project, it was at that time discovered that the demo of the existing conductors that had been removed from the contract were still in place. We conversed with the Government to add this item back to the contract, this caused the closeout date of the contract to be move from April 21, 2011 to August 1, 2011.

 

THE OUTCOME:  MCB was able to complete ALL work on time and on budget.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:  MCB wants more opportunities to demonstrate our capacity and capabilities on more projects like this. We are a small business with flexibility and agility and we provide the confidence of a large business.