NASA Fire Alarm…No Job Is Too Small

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   January 26, 2015
NASA Fire Alarm…No Job Is Too Small

The Swinerton Builders Government (SBG) team achieved a substantial completion on the Fire Alarm Network Upgrades Phase 2 project. The project included the installation of over five miles of underground conduit and fiber optic cable and 60 new fire alarm control panels and other life safety features.

Thanks to the team’s determination and forward-thinking solutions, they were able to maintain the original project schedule while achieving zero lost time incidents. The momentum of this success will help carry over into Swinerton’s new pursuit—a Human Health & Performance Laboratory—at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) located in Houston, Texas.

The Fire Alarm Network Upgrades project was the second of three projects that SBG has been awarded on the JSC campus. The first project was the Central Plant Upgrade in Building 24—which completed with an “Outstanding” performance rating from NASA—and the third project is Building 48, a Chilled Water & Emergency Power Repair which is currently under construction.

The success of the Fire Alarm Network Upgrades has put Swinerton in a great position for pursuing the Human Health & Performance Laboratory as the team is familiar with the extensive government security requirements as well as working at the JSC.

A large thank you is extended to the project team which includes Project Manager Josh Leen, Superintendent Ken King, Safety Managers Joy Boatman and Dave Carraway, Project Engineer and Quality Control Manager Marshall Frey, and Senior Project Accountant Katie Henderson.