Burns & McDonnell wins $20 million fire protection services contract from US Navy

22 March 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Kansas City, Missouri-based engineering consultancy Burns & McDonnell has won a contract to design and evaluate fire protection systems across naval facilities in the Pacific.

With a history dating back to 1898, Burns & McDonnell offers design, engineering, business, technology, and security consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients. Among its diverse services is a comprehensive fire protection design and engineering offering. Since launching its fire protection offering in 2007, the firm’s professionals have completed over 1,700 projects, tackling the areas of fire suppression, fire alarms, mass notification, and life safety.

Burns & McDonnell’s fire practice has gained a substantial new project with the awarding of a $20 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific. The contract, which will last up to five years, will see the consultancy deliver fire protection and design services for naval facilities in the Pacific, including Hawaii, Australia, and Guam.

Burns & McDonnell wins $20 million fire protection services contract from US Navy

Burns & McDonnell project teams will work across US Naval bases to conduct fire protection system evaluation, building and fire code analysis, design, post-construction award services, and testing. “Our focus will be on engineering the right systems and delivering cost-effective solutions," Tony Schoenecker, Burns & McDonnell’s fire protection leader, said.

The firm has consulted on military projects since 1941, and has advised on the design and engineering of numerous federal and military facilities. A recent project saw Burns & McDonnell act as the primary architect-engineer on the California Military Department’s new 285,000-square-foot headquarters and training center in Rancho Cordova.

“The integration of fire protection systems into the design of all types of buildings is critical for occupant safety, asset protection and code compliance. Nothing is more important than protecting lives and the safety of our military personnel as they fulfill their duties on bases in the U.S. and overseas," John Bothof, Burns & McDonnell Hawaii operations leader, said. 

In other military contract news, management and tech consultancy IEM was recently award a major IDIQ contract from the US Army to support an array of national security services.

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