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Pre-construction team on board

 “The geotechnical work revealed that bedrock was at a depth closer to the surface than anticipated,” Executive Director Wes Pulver said. “This is great news because it will result in lower construction costs.”

“The geotechnical work revealed that bedrock was at a depth closer to the surface than anticipated,” Executive Director Wes Pulver said. “This is great news because it will result in lower construction costs.”

Pre-construction team on board

In the spring of 2018, the Museum Association expanded its project team with the hiring of Connecticut firms, A/Z Corporation as the pre-construction manager and GEI Consultants to provide geotechnical services.

“Hiring these two experienced construction firms is an important step forward for the future National Coast Guard Museum and the public access project,” said Richard J. Grahn, President of the Museum Association “Beginning with the review of the schematic design and cost estimates, A/Z Corporation will work closely with our architects and engineers to analyze the estimate and schedule and recommend construction methods and materials that will achieve the greatest possible cost savings for this world-class project.”

Perry Lorenz, President & CEO, commented, “A/Z Corporation is tremendously excited to contribute to this undertaking of transforming the vision for the museum into a landmark facility that honors the legacy, mission, service, and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.”

GEI Consultants began conducting core samples at the Museum site in mid-July. In all, 14 test borings helped the project team to determine soil quality and the depth of bedrock, both of which will inform construction.

“The geotechnical work revealed that bedrock was at a depth closer to the surface than anticipated,” Executive Director Wes Pulver said. “This is great news because it will result in lower construction costs.”

Through the design development process, A/Z Corporation works closely with the project architect, Payette, other design consultants, the Museum Association and the Coast Guard to test assumptions, review material choices and determine the best options for construction and the eventual operation of the Museum.