JBC Associates is pleased to announce that the firm has been awarded its first Prime On-Call Project Management and Construction Management Services agreement at Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport with the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation (DOA). Previously, JBC provided on-call PM/CM services as a sub-consultant on several On-Call PMCM agreements for terminal, airfield and landside construction projects totaling over $300 million in construction. JBC services consisted of construction schedule review and analysis, progress monitoring, and construction inspection for new and renovated airport facility and tenant projects, as well as airfield runway and taxiway projects.
This contract award continues JBC’s twenty-five (25) year history of a strong working relationship with the DOA to ensure successful outcomes in project delivery.
JBC Associates was recently contracted by the Design-Builder of Penn State University’s first residence hall on the Brandywine campus to provide CPM scheduling services during construction. The new 80,000 GSF LEED certified building will feature 250 beds. Pursuing LEED certification is consistent with Penn State Brandywine’s commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. The building is the first step in transitioning the traditionally commuter campus to include residence facilities for students. The new student residence is being constructed in conjunction with a new student union on the Middletown Township campus in Media, PA. The residence hall is scheduled to open Fall semester of 2017, a year that also marks the Penn State Brandywine campus’ 50th Anniversary!
JBC Associates’ President, Janet B. Cunningham provided testimony on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of PA and attended the signing of PA House Bill HB 319 by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. The bill amends a law passed in 2012 that lowered the unemployment eligibility threshold affecting seasonal workers. According to Cunningham, “This law resulted in an unintentional consequence for seasonal workers in construction no longer qualifying for unemployment because many work a substantial amount of overtime in a single quarter. HB 319 increased the percentage of earnings that one could have in a single quarter, thus allowing seasonal workers to be eligible for unemployment again.” In an industry such as construction where much of the work is seasonal, this will help carry various individuals through the winter months, assuring they have all they need to adequately provide for family and loved ones. “This well-designed solution prevents what could have been a serious employment and economic problem in many areas of the state, so it comes as a huge relief for tens of thousands of seasonal workers and for their employers,” said Senator Lisa Baker.
JBC was selected by PennDOT District 6-0 to provide construction management and inspection services during construction of the $98 million replacement of the SR 422 Bridge over the Schuylkill River with twin bridges and the widening of SR 422 between SR 23 (Valley Forge Rd.) and SR 363 (Trooper Rd.). The project also includes the replacement of SR 422 bridges over South Trooper Road, Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Schuylkill River Trail in Chester and Montgomery Counties.
ASHE Delaware Valley presented to JBC Associates the “Project of the Year” (Under$10M) Award for the West Maple Avenue Bridge Replacement and Roundabout in Bucks County, PA. JBC provided construction inspection during construction of the $7.3 million project which replaces the structurally deficient Route 213 Bridge over the Neshaminy Creek and adds a roundabout to improve traffic flow at the intersection of Route 213 and Bridgetown Pike. The project was 100% state funded from Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan, Act 89.