The Denver Federal Center (DFC) is the second largest active federal facility outside Washington, DC. Approximately 700 acres in size, it is home to over 6,000 government employees and 48 government agencies. The Utilities Infrastructure project includes over 22 miles of new and improved utilities throughout the DFC campus, including systems for water distribution, sanitary sewers and storm drains, electrical distribution, and flood drainage. Also undertaken are over five acres of asphalt replacement, site improvements, and environmental remediation of over 60,000 cubic yards of soil.
The client required that, during construction a fully functioning campus be maintained, with complete access to all facilities. PCL worked diligently to create a communications plan and sequence of work that respected this expectation. Another client goal was to budget for additional phases of work to be completed by the original contract deadline. At the start of construction, these additional scopes where in early conceptual stages, but through proactive preconstruction efforts (while simultaneously managing the base infrastructure work onsite), PCL completed all additional phases on time and two million dollars under budget.