Emergency Fire Station Boiler Replacement at MCMWTC Bridgeport, CA

Prime Contractor: Jacob Construction & Design, Inc.

Contract Number: N62473‐16‐D‐0412

Contract Value: $192,201.00

Contract Award Date: 01/18/2018

Final Completion Date: 03/30/2018

Agency: NFEC Southwest, FEAD 29 Palms (MCMWTC Bridgeport, CA)

Project Goal

Jacob Construction & Design responded quickly to replace a set of failed boilers at the fire station for MCMWTC Bridgeport, CA. Description With the sudden mechanical failure of the existing boilers at MCMWTC Bridgeport’s fire station, JCD was asked to replace and upgrade these systems so that hot water could be restored. Given the freezing temperature at MCMWTC during the mechanical failure, JCD’s first priority was to provide the fire station with a source of hot water as quickly as possible, even if it was temporary. Therefore, JCD began this project by installing a temporary tankless LP water heater along with necessary appurtenances to bring hot water back online. This temporary system provided a source of hot water until the permanent boiler replacements could be delivered to the site and brought on line. JCD was able to mobilize quickly with our mechanical subcontracting team to replace the failed boilers with permanent high capacity LP boilers geared for high altitude. All new connections were routed to new boilers as well as exhaust stacks. All associated piping was replaced as per spec and new circulation pump and safety equipment (flow switch, low water cut off, high/low switches, etc.) were added to ensure safe operation of new boilers. New boiler system was commissioned, tunes, and tested prior to training and turning over new equipment to the fire station.