US Army Contracting Command
Engineering Support Services for Critical Mission Objectives
MAA was awarded a multi-year, $3,000,000 contract to provide engineering support services for the U.S. Army Contracting Command in support of critical mission objectives. Our daily tasks include acquisition support such as RFI/RFP reviews, engineering, contract review and administration.
North Carolina National Guard Outreach Support
Morris Allen Facilitates Support Between the National Guard Families and the National Guard Members
We provide Outreach Coordinator and Child & Youth program Specialists to the NCNG Family Program. Our Mission is to establish and facilitate ongoing communication, involvement, support, and recognition between our Guard Families and the Guard in a partnership that promotes the best in both. National Guard Members and their Families often lose track of the benefits and services they are eligible for, some processes can be confusing and may seem overwhelming. Our ten (10) NCNG Family Assistance Centers are disbursed across the State for Service Members and Families, and are equipped with Specialists who are trained to assist with benefits, information and referral.
North Carolina National Guard Program Coordinator
MAA was awarded a contract with the North Carolina
National Guard to coordinate marketing efforts
to increase recruiting and retention.
MAA conducts market analyses and research in order to design and implement proactive programs within high schools and colleges. They work closely with the National Guard to develop training aids, manuals and other instructional materials to help increase the numbers of individuals interested in joining the National Guard. The National Guard's mission is to maintain a properly trained and equipped unit for mobilization for national or domestic emergencies. The vision of the North Carolina National Guard is to be an evolving , world-class organization that accomplishes their mission and takes care of their people. The Coordinator is an integral part of making the National Guard's vision and mission a reality.
Tallahassee Airport Water Intrusion Project
Morris Allen Provided Project Management, RPR, Quality Assurance and Control Inspection
Morris Allen & Associates, Inc. provided Project Management, RPR, and Quality Assurance and Control Inspection services as a Sub consultant to RS&H on the Tallahassee Regional Airport Water Intrusion/Roof Replacement Project.
Daily activities included updates to the project schedule, developing weekly schedule reports and meetings, evaluating potential critical schedule issues, daily inspection and documentation of activities, and report of discrepancies to the Prime Consultant and Airport representatives.
Skills required performing this work included knowledge of construction practices, FAA Code Compliance and included daily decision making, problem solving, and communication skills both oral and written in the field and to Prime Consultant and Tallahassee Regional Airport representatives.
This project was essentially a complete 156,000 sq. ft. re-roof of the Tallahassee Airport Terminal, along with some interior and exterior structural maintenance. The work had to be conducted while keeping the facility water tight and not interrupting general airport operations. It was necessary to redirect traffic while construction was underway above the front drop off area. Working within airport security regulations posed an interesting set of challenges, especially when it came to debris removal.
Tallahassee Airport North Apron Project
Morris Allen provides project management, RPR, inspection services, quality assurance and control inspection services
Morris Allen & Associates, Inc. provides Project Management, RPR, Inspection services, Quality Assurance and Control Inspection Services, and DBE Monitoring as a Sub- consultant to Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., on the Tallahassee Airport North Apron and Old Terminal Rehabilitation Project.
Morris Allen & Associates works from a schedule of values provided by Tallahassee International Airport, the Prime Consultant, and the General Contractor. We coordinate with the Prime and the General Contractor in preliminary site visits, gathering information on the rehabilitation and resurfacing of the North Apron. Daily activities include updates to the project schedule, developing weekly schedule, reports and meetings, evaluating potential critical schedule issues, daily inspection and documentation of activities, and reports of discrepancies to the Prime Consultant and Airport representatives.
Morris Allen & Associates provide Safety, and inspection services in the North Apron Rehabilitation for both site preparation and asphalt resurfacing phases. Skills required to perform this work include knowledge of Asphalt engineering, construction practices, FAA Code Compliance and include daily decision making, problem solving, and communication skills, both oral and written, in the field and to the Prime Consultant and Tallahassee Regional Airport representatives.
Morris Allen & Associates conduct DBE Compliance Interviews with all contractors associated with this Project. We also continue to monitor throughout the course of the project to ensure that all requirements are met, guidelines are followed, and that the projects conform to construction plans and specifications.
Morris Allen & Associates Provided Resident Project
Morris Allen & Associates provided Resident Project Representative Services. The RPR provides construction administrative services as required including the following: establish and maintain correspondence and project files, document contractor’s conformance to the contract documents, review quantities and monthly payment requests, conduct weekly progress meetings and prepare meeting minutes, provide field support, review contractor shop drawing submittals, review change order requests, assist with negotiations, review contractor’s quality control plan, review contractor’s ongoing quality control material testing program, provide weekly construction reports to the Federal Aviation Administration and submit any observed noncompliance or deficiency reports.
Okaloosa Regional Airport Rental Car Facility
Morris Allen provided geotechnical services: borings, cores, infiltration tests, lab, testing and inspections.
The project consisted of the construction of a new rental car facility including earthwork, storm drainage installation, pond construction, subgrade stabilization, base course construction, asphalt paving, application of pavement markings, fencing, underground utilities, construction of new concrete block buildings, installation of area lighting, and construction of a new fuel farm facility. The Okaloosa Regional Airport is located on a leased parcel from Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, FL. MAA provided geotechnical services. Borings, cores, infiltration tests, lab, testing and inspections.
Leon County Public Safety Center
Morris Allen was an integral partner of the team, providing inspection and quality assurance services.
The Leon County Public Safety Complex is a multi-purpose facility developed in partnership between the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. The facility houses the City of Tallahassee Regional Transportation Management Center, Leon County Emergency Operations Center, Joint Dispatch Center for Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, Fire Department Administration, Leon County Emergency Medical Services, and an Emergency Communications Center for activation during area emergencies. In addition to the main building, it also includes a Logistics Building for Emergency Medical Services and a site for a future City of Tallahassee Fire Station.
MAA was an integral partner of the team and provided inspection and quality assurance services. The center is approximately 90,000 SF and was constructed with ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms), structural steel, and concrete floors on metal deck. The exterior is brick masonry and cast stone. The windows on the facility were laminated (hurricane resistant) glass in aluminum frames. A large percentage of the interior was constructed on a raised floor system to allow for future flexibility and ease of installation of electrical, computer, and data systems throughout the facility.
U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Building
Morris Allen & Associates performed as Resident Project Representative, Project Manager
Morris Allen & Associates served as Resident Project Representative, Project Manager, and Inspector for this construction of a 22,509 square foot, single-story, Immigration, Customs and Enforcement Building. Activities included site inspections, scheduling, data gathering, progress reports, financial analysis for bank draws and compliance monitoring during the construction phase.
City of Tallahassee IT Master Plan and Business Process Improvements
Morris Allen developed an IT Master Plan and Business Process Improvements for the City of Tallahassee Project
Morris Allen & Associates was tasked with the design of improvements to ten (10) business processes identified by the City of Tallahassee’s Underground Utilities. (Gas Service Taps with Meter Installation and Payment, Water New Construction, Water Quality Field Sampling, Meter Change Out, Water and Waste Water Main Design, Hydrant Maintenance, Natural Gas Rebates, Solid Waste, CAD Review and GIS Input and P-Card Purchasing.) MAA identified technology requirements to support the recommended business process improvements and developed a “roadmap” for applying technology beneficially, including: Recommendations for the Underground Utilities Department to enhance its effectiveness, a prioritized list, schedule, and resource estimates for technology implementation projects to span over the next five (5) years.
This IT Master Plan and Business Process Improvements Project consisted of the following key tasks:
A thorough assessment of all “as-is” business processes; including detailed workshops/question and answer sessions with the City of Tallahassee staff.
Development of “future state” process maps
Development of technology flows and requirements to support the recommended “future state” processes
Analysis of the “Gap” between the client’s business needs for technology and its capabilities
Recommendation of technology projects
Production of a final IT Master Plan / Roadmap report
Joint Dispatch Consolidation Plan the City of Tallahassee
and Leon County Florida
Morris Allen & Associates prepared an “Implementation Plan” for the consolidation of all the key technology areas for the City and
County of Tallahassee
Morris Allen & Associates provided a complete inventory and description of the City and County of Tallahassee existing information systems and business processes, and a list of interfaces. This was a large undertaking. Systems and inventory included the follows: Computer Aided Dispatch Systems (CAD) ; Automatic Vehicle Locating Systems and integration with CAD ; Records Management Systems (RMS); Mobile Data Computer Systems (MDCS); E 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Number Systems; Fire Station Alerting Systems Non-Emergency, Administrative Telephone Systems; Local and Wide Area Networks; Wireless Local Area Networks; Facility power and backup power requirements; Uninterruptible Power Supplies systems (UPS); Generator Systems; Computer Telephony Integration; Logging and Recording; TDD; GIS; Interfaces, that included Florida-specific criminal information systems and Records Management Systems. We also evaluated IT management and support roles and responsibilities of technical personnel.
Morris Allen & Associates provided a GAP Analysis Report that entailed an evaluation of the functional requirements relative to the existing PSAPs’ information technology infrastructure and identification of gaps and requirements for enhancements or modifications to support the planned consolidated public safety environment. This analysis involved evaluating technical support personnel, and the operational environment at each PSAP. Morris Allen defined solutions to mitigated the gaps identified, provided recommended solutions, and define the IT component of the design architecture. The gap analysis also included identifying barriers for data sharing/interoperability; IT protocols and standards; Operational flexibility to support consolidation or co location options; Security issues; Reliability of critical systems and data; Hardware/software specifications required for new application implementation; Maintenance procedures for interagency systems; Security issues related to HIPPA as applicable; Business continuity and disaster recovery plan; County/City Networking Environments; County/City Enterprise Data Communications Network; County/City PSAP Network Environment; County/City Enterprise Information Technology Standards; Maintenance and Service Agreements for each system, and Technical Support Personnel capabilities.
Lastly, Morris Allen & Associates prepared an “Implementation Plan” and timeline for the consolidation of all the key technology areas for the City and County of Tallahassee as well as identified contracting, risk and operations impacts. Morris Allen & Associates identified and defined tasks necessary for acquisition, development, integration, and implementation of the IT components into the consolidated public safety environment.
Augusta Utilities Department Emergency Response Plan
Morris Allen & Associates worked with the City of Augusta Utilities Department to construct an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to ensure water services during emergencies.
Morris Allen & Associates worked with the City of Augusta Utilities Department. We took a complete inventory and assessment of the Department's current security standards and devised an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to ensure the Utilities ability to maintain water services during times of natural disasters or terrorist attacks. A complete vulnerability assessment along with the recommendations for future state security standards and protocols were included within the ERP.
Tallahassee Airport Stormwater Study
The MAA team conducted a subsurface soil exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the Tallahassee Airport.
The MAA team conducted a subsurface soil exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation across the Tallahassee Airport site to assist in a Stormwater study. The scope of our services included exploration of subsurface soil conditions and evaluation of the conditions encountered to provide parameters for modeling infiltration at Stormwater facilities at 4 manmade structures and 4 natural depressions across the site. 50 borings were performed in accessible locations, advancing 34 of these borings to 20’ with 16 borings advanced to 40’. The borings were sampled at 18” intervals to 10’ and then at 5’ intervals below 10’. Water level observations were made in the boreholes during drilling operations and then backfilled with Portland cement grout by tremie methods as required by local ordinance.
U.S. Courthouse Vehicle Barrier Repairs in Tallahassee, FL
MAA has successfully completed the Vehicle Barrier Repairs Project for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee, FL
MAA has successfully completed the Vehicle Barrier Repairs Project for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tallahassee, FL by request of the General Services Administration. The project consisted of a complete overhaul (repairs and maintenance)of vehicle barrier wedge systems and other related security features. MAA brought the system back online and made recommendations for proper future use of the system including a detailed maintenance plan to avoid unnecessary future deterioration and breakage.
U.S. Courthouses Communications Closet Upgrades
MAA completed the Portable A/C Units Project for the General Services Administration in Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Pensacola.
MAA completed the Portable A/C Units Project for the General Services Administration. This project consisted of design, installation and inspection of portable cooling units within the communication closets of U.S. Courthouses in Tallahassee, Gainesville and Pensacola, FL. These energy efficient units will ensure the proper cooling and ventilation conditions for the IT equipment within the communication closets.