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Atkins secures US National Park Service construction contract

31 Jul 2013 (Last Updated July 31st, 2013 18:30)

Atkins has secured a contract from the US National Park Service (NPS) for inspection and construction of landmark buildings, monuments and parks managed by the agency.

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Atkins has secured a contract from the US National Park Service (NPS) for inspection and construction of landmark buildings, monuments and parks managed by the agency.

Under the five year contract, which lasts until March 2018, Atkins will continue to provide a range of services for NPS projects including on-site construction management and inspection, cost estimating, scheduling, and contractor negotiation.

Atkins will also provide services including surveying, claims analysis, commissioning, value engineering and constructability reviews.

Atkins has been working with NPS for 15 years, overseeing the work on historic sites including the Statue of Liberty, Alcatraz Island and the Grand Canyon.

The contract follows the recent completion of the on-site construction management and inspection of a $30m project to improve visitor accessibility and safety at the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Atkins project director Gary Self said the company worked on many of the US’ national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Alexander Hamilton’s home in New York City, Boston’s Faneuil Hall, and Alcatraz.

"We always look forward to addressing the unique challenges presented by national parks projects, including often working at remote sites prone to harsh weather and/or environmentally or culturally sensitive resources that demand special care, coordination and expertise," Self said.

Atkins has performed over 220 separate orders for the NPS since 1998, valued at more than $27m, at 80 locations in 25 states.

The NPS, which is a bureau of the US Department of the Interior, works to safeguard more than 400 national parks in the country.


Image: Atkins provided construction management and cost estimating services to NPS for relocation and restoration of Hamilton Grange in New York City. Photo: Courtesy of Atkins.