Design/Build Child Development Center I

Design/Build Child Development Center ILocation: Ft. Bragg, NC
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL (USAESCH)
Contract Value: $8,372,145
Description: General contractor for design/build of a medium size, 23,000 square foot Child Development Center with a capacity of 225 children, ages 6-10.


Scope of Work: Bhate, in a joint venture with NationView, LLC, an 8a Native American firm, constructed full commercial kitchen, teaching demo kitchen, computer lab, multi-purpose room/gymnasium, performing arts activity room, arts and science, homework center, staff lounge, gathering area, training room, laundry, gang toilets, playground with a hard surface for basketball and volleyball, an imagination area, and all necessary restrooms and staff required spaces, parking areas and landscaping. The site is approximately 5 acres and has one playground.

Leed APEach Child Development Center is a 2.2 LEED Certifiable project with innovative storm water bio-basins. The low-maintenance facility meets all USACE UFC requirements.


Greystone Fire Station, Hoover, AL

Hoover Fire Station
Location: Hoover, AL
Client: City of Hoover
Contract Value: $1,237,000
Description: Site work included grading, site utilities, heavy duty concrete paving, landscaping, and irrigation. Bhate used best management practices (BMP) to prevent stormwater run-off through the placement of silt fencing around the construction site. Our technicians monitored stormwater discharge potential in accordance with ADEM requirements and found no violations. Overall, the building had to — and did — meet stringent architectural and building requirements because it is located in a gated high-end community.


Scope of Work: Bhate provided all preconstruction submittals for approval by the architect, then coordinated all MEP trade inspections along with geotechnical and foundation inspections from the city. Upon completion of the project, Bhate provided as-built drawings and a warranty information package. The project was completed on time with no safety violations.

“Bhate has provided excellent work on several projects for the City of Hoover. We would be pleased to have them back on projects in the future.”
–Tim Westhoven, Assistant Executive Director, City of Hoover, AL

Design/Build of Child Development Center

Design/Build of Child Development CenterLocation: Fort Campbell, KY
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (AL)
Construction cost: $8,027,513
Description: Design/Build of a medium sized child development center with a capacity for 232 children ages 6 months-5 years. The facility is 23,000 square feet with a full commercial kitchen, safe room (reinforced storm shelter), academic and activity rooms for infant/pre-toddler, pre-school/kindergarten, outreach/transitional care, laundry and all necessary restrooms and staff-required spaces.


Scope of Work:

  • Design: Comprehensive design for the building and site layout including aspects such as architectural features, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and telecommunications. The design also encompassed a complete strategy to reach the LEED 2.2 Silver Certifiable requirements.
  • Civil: Comprehensive design including grading, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and site utilities such as domestic and fire water.
  • Construction: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, site work, roofing, masonry, fire systems and light gauge metal framing.

Leed APThis work was awarded competitively under a $147 million CDC MATOC contract. It is one of the 6 CDC design/build projects our team has constructed.

Hurricane Katrina Base Housing Renovations, Repairs and Upgrades

Keesler AFB
Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS
Client: Mobile District Gulf Coast Regional Construction Program
Work accomplished by: Bhate Environmental Associates Inc.
Construction cost: $1,820,000
Duration: 5 months
Description: Completed renovations and repairs for the storm damages to 70 Military Family Housing (MHF) units caused by flooding and high winds from Hurricane Katrina.


Scope of Work: As a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of on-base homes were damaged. Bhate’s work involved installing all new finishes, replacement of damaged interior and exterior housing components, and a final cleaning. The project required daily reporting, interaction and coordination with the Prime ontract holder (AECOM), management of multiple crews working concurrently in multiple locations, as well as QC and H&S compliance.

911 Call Center, Hoover, AL

911 Call Center
Client: City of Hoover
Work accomplished by: Red Mountain Associates, LLC (RMA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bhate
Construction cost: $1,171,000
Duration: 8 months
Description: Constructing a section of the Hoover Municipal Center to accommodate a modernized 911 Call Center.


Scope of Work: The new Center consists of over 6,000 square feet of open floor space, containing 14 state-of-the-art work stations over access flooring with greater than 20-foot ceilings. We upgraded the electrical system to provide isolated circuits (life safety) with each station powered by an uninterrupted power system (UPS) or generator backup. We upgraded the technology with copper phone lines and 8 cat 6e cables for each work station. A second floor 1,000 square foot Command Center was constructed to overlook the Call Center floor below. The project was completed on time, on budget and with no safety violations.


911 Call Center
Location: Joint Base Charleston, SC
Client: Department of The Air Force, 628th Air Base Wing, Joint Base Charleston, SC
Contract Value: $14,592,745
Description: Extensive design/build renovation of the 60,000 SF, Building 302 including asbestos and lead paint abatement, selective demolition, upgrades for seismic and ATFP requirements containing micropiles, broad structural improvements, new openings, finishes, MEP systems and other features to fully complete the renovation together with a 2-story addition and relocation of the tenants into upgraded swing areas.

Scope of Work: The existing Building 302 was constructed in three phases and the functional layout is very inefficient. Our goal was to redesign the building interior functional layout to create spaces which meet the occupant’s needs, improve efficiency, and provide convenient and code compliant access and egress. A 1,200 SF addition to the building will be constructed, including restrooms and an elevator. Lead based paint and asbestos materials are throughout the building and will require abatement. The project also includes the renovation of temporary facilities and the relocation of existing Government personnel, furniture, and equipment into those facilities so their operations can continue while renovations are underway. To meet the seismic standards, walls will be reinforced and an extensive layout of micropiles installed. The existing Fire Suppression/ Fire Alarm, HVAC, and Electrical systems will be demolished and replaced with new systems to meet LEED Silver requirements.

Rend Lake Facility Improvements

Rend Lake
Location: Benton, IL / Baldwin, IL
Client: USACE, Huntsville
Description: As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the US Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis, MO utilized the US Army Engineering and Support Center/Huntsville’s, Facility Renovation and Repair (FRR) contract, to contract Bhate to provide multiple assignments on the this task order (TO).

Scope of Work: Bhate was contracted to repair and paint the Rend Lake spillway bridge, demolish a 550-foot long former railroad trestle bridge, dredge the Rend Lake boat access areas at three locations, and dredge oxbows along the Kaskaskia River near the IL/MO border. The first task was upgrading the 300-foot Rend Lake spillway bridge which included pressure washing, replacing missing connector bolts, installing longer deck drains, and painting the underlying steel structure, all completed while the bridge remained open to traffic. The second task included removal of silt within the boat launch areas at North Marcum, Gun Creek, and Ina Campgrounds. The final task included the dredging silt from 11 Kaskaskia River oxbows. Silt had washed into the river over the years and left less than 1-foot of water in many of these oxbows. Bhate mobilized to the site with equipment to dredge, transport, offload, and place in designated disposal sites. Bhate dredged approximately 100,000 cy3 of material from the oxbows form October until March working through harsh winter conditions on the river.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Training Pit Design/Build

Location: Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters – New Orleans, LA
Client: USACE, Huntsville
Description: The Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Bases, located in 49 states and Puerto Rico, were in need of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) training facilities for the reservists to hone their martial arts skills during weekends and annual drills. MARFORRES provided a general design concept for the facilities to the U.S. Army Engineering Support Center/Huntsville (USAESCH). Bhate researched the needs of the training program and developed a reproducible design that can be erected at any Base location, with only footer modifications for Hurricane-prone regions.

Scope of Work: The structure features design flexibilities to address snow-loading in Alaska, seismic conditions in California, and winds up to 120 mph along hurricane-prone coastal regions. Bhate has completed 44 training facilities in 19 states. Subsequent to the original design approval, Bhate engineered an upgrade modification to the pit area that provided 40% more usable surface at a minimal 2% in additional cost. The facilities include a 6-station pull-up bar to increase the units’ function for improved physical fitness.