Pre-Engineered Buildings

Anansi Charter School, Taos

Owners: Friends of the Anansi Charter School
Design Engineer: Living Designs Group Architects, Inc.
Contract Amount: $1,060,104
Completion Date: 09/30/2009
Project Type: Modular

Phase I
Construction of a 3rd grade classroom and media center of approx. 1,856 sq. ft., consisting of a wood framed pre-manufactured modular building; which was built on Mick Rich Contractors’ property in Albuquerque and transported, in whole, to Taos, NM.

Phase II
Construction of 4th and 5th grade classrooms of approx. 1,856 SF consisting of a wood framed pre-manufactured modular building; also built on Mick Rich Contractors’ property in Albuquerque and transported, in whole, to Taos, NM.

Both buildings were assembled together and are now a permanent structure.

Cannon AFB Aerospace
Ground Equipment Complex

Owner: Army Corps of Engineers
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building/Design Build
Contract Amount: $1,916,000
Completion Date: 11/28/2006

Mick Rich Contractors was responsible for building the architectural and structural portions of this contract, and served as a subcontractor on the design build. Work consisted of the design and construction of an 18,000 sq. ft. Aerospace Ground Equipment office maintenance building with shop, covered storage, and open storage areas. Included were 24,000 sq. ft. of auxiliary structures.

The project included the support area roads, parking areas, pedestrian walkways, sidewalks, site preparation, grading, support utilities, a parking lot, entry drive, landscaping, interior finishes, and demolition of Buildings 191, 193, and 840, including asbestos removal and disposal. Support utilities included connecting to an existing oil/water separator, water, electricity, gas, sanitary and storm sewer, and communications/data cable and conduits.

Photo caption: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Michael McCormick, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Maintenance technician, and Airman First Class Tanner Ballard, 27 SOAMXS Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, demonstrate how to inspect an engine intake September 28, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. McCormick and Ballard hosted international students from the Philippines and Austria for Cannon’s first international class on legacy C-130 engine maintenance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Shelby Kay-Fantozzi)

LANL Cooling Tower Replacements

TA-53-62 Cooling Tower Replacement Project #1
Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: Chavez-Grieves Engineers
Project Size: 14,160 Square Feet
Contract Amount: $1,348,045
Completion Date: June 2000

Mick Rich Contractors was responsible for the installation of the structural steel, miscellaneous metal, steel handrail and aluminum grating on the project, installing approximately seven tons of structural steel; three tons of miscellaneous metals; five hundred feet of handrail; 1,000 square feet of aluminum grating; and the pre-engineered metal building.

TA-53-64 Cooling Tower Replacement Project #2
Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: Chavez-Grieves Engineers
Project Size: 14,160 Square Feet
Contract Amount: $2,390,473
Completion Date: March 2002

Cooling Tower TA-54-64 replacement project was the last of two cooling tower replacements for TA-53. The existing cooling tower had been in operation for many years and exceeded its design lifetime. The structure was at risk of failing. Cooling Tower TA-54-62 project was comprised of a concrete cooling tower basin (40’ x 120’) with a Marley cooling tower, one equipment building (96’ x 35′) with recalculating pumps, boiler and heat exchanger, water treatment system, electrical distribution system with motor control center.

As with Cooling Tower #1, Mick Rich was responsible for the installation of the structural steel, miscellaneous metal, steel handrail and aluminum grating and successfully supervised subcontractors for the installation of the pre-engineered metal building, mechanical and electrical systems.

LANL Occupational Medical Facility

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Engineer: DWL, Albuquerque, NM
Project: Design-Build Medical Center
Contract Amount: $1,406,188
Completion Date: September 2003 

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Medical Center is a 22,000 sq. ft. patient care facility that includes medical examination rooms, urgent care and decontamination areas, special communication network capabilities, x-ray and diagnostic testing areas, clinical laboratories, medical records rooms, specimen collection restrooms, conference rooms, an audiometry area, administration offices, and outpatient clinic areas. 

The building structure is comprised of a pre-engineered metal building, with stucco curtainwalls and parapets, providing a design element which complements and enhances the simple underlying structure. Pavilion-style canopy structures at the main and emergency entrances provide shelter at ingress/egress areas.

Mick Rich Contractors performed the site grading and excavation, poured the concrete foundation, provided the pre-engineered building and erection, and installed all exterior EIFS and storefront entrances, including automatic openers and card readers. We also provided all interior building finishes, including all medical specialty work station casework, anti-static seamless resilient flooring and carpet, and all specialty doors, operators, and hardware.

Lofland Company

Owner: Lofland Company of New Mexico
Architect: DWL Architects
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building
Contract Amount: $1,303,076
Completion Date: 07/11/2006

CMC Construction Services, a major fabricator of steel rebar, was ready to expand its Albuquerque plant. After interviewing several construction companies through a competitive process, Mick Rich Contractors was selected for the expansion project.

We designed and constructed a 35,000 sq. ft. structure that included two 5-ton and one 10-ton bridge cranes, which enbales CMC to better meet the growing demand for steel rebar.

To support the weight of the new cranes and their loads, we needed to construct a new foundation and overhead structure. The structure required the installation of 24 auger case piles, each 18” in diameter, buried 65 feet in the ground. The foundation required 1,600 yards of concrete – equal to 200 cement trucks.

Adding to the project’s complexity was that it required us to coordinate construction without interrupting the client’s operations.

Santa Fe Property Controls

Owner: County of Santa Fe
Architects: Baer Architecture NM and McClain + Yu Architecture + Design
Project: New Construction
Completion Date: 2020

Designed to match another building at the Santa Fe Public Works campus, this pre-engineered metal building is located on NM 599, five miles west of its northern intersection with US 285/84.

The 5,475 sq. ft. building includes offices, a plan room, a break/meeting room, ADA complaint restrooms and locker rooms, and a high bay vehicle workshop. The building was provided by Nucor, for which Mick Rich Contractors is the sole authorized New Mexico dealer.

Site work includes grading for the building foundation, parking areas, and site drainage

Schott Solar

Owner: CH2M Hill-Lockwood Green
Architect: CH2M Hill
Project: Three Pre-engineered Metal Buildings
Contract Amount: $4,817,418
Completion Date: February 2009

This was Schott Solar’s first photovoltaic production facility in the United States, located in the Mesa del Sol Development that is revolutionizing the southern Albuquerque metro area.

The new facility produces both photovoltaic modules and receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants. Three pre-engineered metal buildings were designed and fabricated by Nucor Building Systems: a 115,000 square foot receiver building, a 56,000 square foot modular building, and a 22,000 square foot office building. Mick Rich Contractors offered the best delivery schedule, utilizing Nucor Building System’s newest fabrication facility in Brigham City, Utah.

LEED points for using 80 percent recycled steel – the industry’s leading efficiency rating – while remaining competitively priced, made Nucor the optimum choice of manufacturer. Also essential was Nucor’s commitment to meet or exceed stated delivery dates with no cost increases.

The Schott Solar facility comprises 200,000 square feet, and employs 350 people in the first phase, representing a $100 million investment. Eventually, Schott expects to more than double the size of the existing manufacturing plant.

Trinity on the Hill

Owner: Bill Hamilton
Architect: Craig Hoopes & Associates
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building
Contract Amount: $1,817,418
Start Date: September 1, 2007
Completion Date: February 9, 2009

Mick Rich was contracted to build a substantial addition to this church. The new structure is approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of pre-engineered metal building with an exterior finish of brick and stucco that complements the existing facility.

A successful church will eventually outgrow its original sanctuary. The challenge to the church is to find the right contractor who can meet with groups of volunteers over a long period and devise solutions to the wants and needs of that church. The church market is different from other construction markets in that the contractor must work with church leaders who are volunteering their time while remaining accountable to the congregation.

Offices

AMIkids
Residential Complex

Owner: AMIkids Sandoval, Inc.
Architect: Rand McFarlin Architects
Project: New Construction
Contract Amount: $2,435,160
Completion Date : 03/22/2011

Mick Rich Contractors was chosen to build a residential complex for AMIkids at the Sandoval County Fairgrounds in Cuba, NM. The new complex includes educational classrooms, a vocational tech shop, and an administration building with a cafeteria. The project, comprised of five masonry and wood buildings totaling 18,000 sq. ft., had an accelerated schedule. All four buildings were completed in six months of construction.

AMIkids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing a promising future to troubled youth who have been adjudicated or have failed in conventional school settings. AMIkids operates 55 schools in seven states focusing on family values, education, character building and experiential learning. This is AMIkids’ first residence in New Mexico.

Cannon AFB Aerospace
Ground Equipment Complex

Owner: Army Corps of Engineers
Architect: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building/Design Build
Contract Amount: $1,916,000
Completion Date: 11/28/2006

Mick Rich Contractors was responsible for building the architectural and structural portions of this contract, and served as a subcontractor on the design build. Work consisted of the design and construction of an 18,000 sq. ft. Aerospace Ground Equipment office maintenance building with shop, covered storage, and open storage areas. Included were 24,000 sq. ft. of auxiliary structures.

The project included the support area roads, parking areas, pedestrian walkways, sidewalks, site preparation, grading, support utilities, a parking lot, entry drive, landscaping, interior finishes, and demolition of Buildings 191, 193, and 840, including asbestos removal and disposal. Support utilities included connecting to an existing oil/water separator, water, electricity, gas, sanitary and storm sewer, and communications/data cable and conduits.

Photo caption: U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Michael McCormick, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Maintenance technician, and Airman First Class Tanner Ballard, 27 SOAMXS Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, demonstrate how to inspect an engine intake September 28, 2017, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. McCormick and Ballard hosted international students from the Philippines and Austria for Cannon’s first international class on legacy C-130 engine maintenance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Shelby Kay-Fantozzi)

El Zocalo Complex Historic Renovation

Owner: Sandoval County, New Mexico
Architect: James Patrick Lynch
Project: Historic Renovation
Contract Amount: $2,962,249
Completion Date: November 2007

This project covered historical restoration and renovation of two adobe buildings. The Convent, built in 1876, housed the Catholic Sisters and the cafeteria. The Salazar Building, built in 1922, served as the community school. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties.

The project comprised stabilizing the existing structures, removing and replacing deteriorating structural elements, upgrading to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act, providing a new roof membrane and stucco, and upgrading all mechanical and electrical systems. The renovations followed strict guidelines and standards to maintain their status on the historical registers.

Major issues with the Convent included large voids in the exterior adobe walls, decaying wood viga beams and wood decking, and interior doorways that had settled, as well a heating and cooling system and an updated electrical system. Additionally, the floor had settled a great deal in several areas, necessitating storing original brick flooring and wood doorways while remedial work was performed.

Because of the historical nature of the project, a variable refrigerant flow zoning system by Mitsubishi Electric was concealed in the walls so as not to detract from the building’s historical look. The new electrical systems were also concealed in the walls and ceilings.

The Salazar Building, one of the oldest two-story adobe buildings in the New Mexico, also endured structural damage with deterioration of a section of the adobe wall separating the second floor and roof, and deterioration and damage to the wood beams and interior services. The renovation included installing a new heating and cooling system, updating the electrical systems and an addition to house the elevator and restrooms.

The first challenge was to secure the building structurally to eliminate the chance of collapse, after which, the exterior walls were rebuilt and the roof beams replaced. The roof membrane could not be replaced until the heating and cooling system was designed and the roof trusses strengthened. The second challenge was installation of the heating and cooling ductwork and electrical systems. Damaged sections of floor and ceilings were patched with salvaged material and the walls were re-plastered, and all the windows were refinished. The masonry addition housed the restrooms and elevator.

Mick Rich Contractors has been performing historic renovation for more than 20 years, and the El Zocalo Complex Renovation and Restoration was the most challenging to date. The most challenging issue was the expectation of a renovated and restored historic building that met the budget constraints of Sandoval County. We also needed to meet the historical requirements of the State of New Mexico Historical Preservation Division while ensuring modern-day systems were added to the building. The mechanical systems were re-engineered to meet the client’s expectations to find the optimum system that would be cost effective and have minimal aesthetic impact, structurally and esthetically.

“Mick Rich did a great job on the renovation of these two historical buildings.”

Phillip Rios

Public Works Director, Sandoval County

“Mick Rich conducted a miracle…they completely restored two fragile adobe buildings to their original condition.”

Donna Wylie

Economic Development Director, Sandoval County Tourism

Your firm made all the difference in the great outcome of this project… this historic resource was saved by your timely involvement.”

Pilar M. Cannizzaro

Architectural Project Reviewer, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division

LANL FWO Building

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: Carter & Burgess, Inc.
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building 
Contract Amount: $1,762,195 

The 20,000 sq. ft., two-story office building boasts a clean, elegant design. The building includes offices, conference rooms and employee break rooms. LANL facility construction managers occupy this new structure. The building is designed around a central courtyard and is the cornerstone building for the new TA-63 campus.

Sacred Wind Communications

Owner: Sacred Wind Communications
Architect: Jack Harris Architects, Inc.
Project: New Construction
Contract Amount: $484,425
Completion Date: May 2009

The Sacred Wind Communications complex at Yatahey, NM is a 3,400 sq. ft. wood-framed structure comprised of various office spaces. These include individual offices, a reception area, restrooms, a break room, a conference room, and several open areas for cubicles. The project also included landscaping the areas adjacent to the building and the installation of a new asphalt drive at the existing tower entrance. The contract allotted for 17 weeks for construction; but we completed the project in 12 weeks.

SSCAFCA

Owner: City of Rio Rancho
Architect: Environmental Designs Inc.
Project: Addition
Contract Amount: $1,066,881
Completion Date: November 2009

This project is a one-story, 4,415 square foot addition to the Rio Rancho, NM offices of the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority. It is primarily composed of cast-in-place concrete, ICF walls, wood framing, EIFS, TPO roofing, aluminum clad wood windows, aluminum storefronts and polished concrete floors.

Attempting a LEED-NC version 2.2 Platinum level certification, this project emphasizes sustainable building materials and methods. The project showcases an 18” rammed earth wall, as well as two 32’-long built-up parallam wood trusses. To achieve the LEED Certification, 75 percent of all waste must be recycled, 20 percent of all materials must be made of recycled content, and all paints, adhesives and composite wood items must have a low VOC content. The wood framing material was all FSC certified. Bamboo and wheat board were used in the casework to achieve the rapidly renewable materials points.

The site also features a 13,000 gallon cistern system to collect rainwater for irrigation, and a 16kw photovoltaic shade structure array provides power for the addition.

Industrial

CR Minerals
Pumice Processing Plant

Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Architect: CB&I Federal Services
Project: New Construction
Project Size: 4,100 sq. ft.
Contract Amount: $2,448,237
Contract Date: August 15, 2015
Completion Date: December 1, 2015

Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility is a waste water treatment plant. It was constructed to clean the fuel out of the contaminated water from the fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base that had been leaking for years, threatening the City of Albuquerque’s water supply. The facility connected to wells throughout KAFB. The water is pumped to the facility where it is then put through carbon scrubbers and is later pumped offsite to injection wells where it is put back into the water table as safe clean water. Mick Rich Contractors was contracted through Chicago Bridge and Iron alongside the Corp of Engineers to complete this building. The building consisted of a split face masonry, steel joists and decking with a TPO roof system. The processed piping that connected to the carbon scrubber storage tanks was a complicated design but it was installed without issue. The facility is now pumping thousands of gallons of contaminated ground water each day, cleaning it and putting it back into the water table.

LANL Atlas
Pulsed Power Plant

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Engineer: Dean Oliver International
Project Size: 30,000 sq. ft.
Contract Amount: $500,000
Completion Date: April 2006

Mick Rich Contractors teamed with Martinez & Turek of Rialto, California to furnish and install the support structure for the target chamber, twelve tri-plate tanks with the support structure, 12 maintenance units’ tanks, and the steel catwalk that surrounded the Atlas Project. The tri-plate tanks and the maintenance tanks were laid out radially from the center support structure. All equipment was laid in degrees from centerline and distance from center. The tolerances were ± 1/8” across the 80’ diameter of Atlas Project. The tri-plate tanks and the maintenance tanks varied +/-1 1/8”. A sequencing of the tank installation was established to ensure tolerances were met. The first week of installation, LANL determined to begin installation of the capacitor and conductor plates before all tanks were completed. This required establishing a new sequencing plan and revision of the quality control plan before the equipment was set.

LANL Cooling Tower Replacements

TA-53-62 Cooling Tower Replacement Project #1
Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: Chavez-Grieves Engineers
Project Size: 14,160 Square Feet
Contract Amount: $1,348,045
Completion Date: June 2000

Mick Rich Contractors was responsible for the installation of the structural steel, miscellaneous metal, steel handrail and aluminum grating on the project, installing approximately seven tons of structural steel; three tons of miscellaneous metals; five hundred feet of handrail; 1,000 square feet of aluminum grating; and the pre-engineered metal building.

TA-53-64 Cooling Tower Replacement Project #2
Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: Chavez-Grieves Engineers
Project Size: 14,160 Square Feet
Contract Amount: $2,390,473
Completion Date: March 2002

Cooling Tower TA-54-64 replacement project was the last of two cooling tower replacements for TA-53. The existing cooling tower had been in operation for many years and exceeded its design lifetime. The structure was at risk of failing. Cooling Tower TA-54-62 project was comprised of a concrete cooling tower basin (40’ x 120’) with a Marley cooling tower, one equipment building (96’ x 35′) with recalculating pumps, boiler and heat exchanger, water treatment system, electrical distribution system with motor control center.

As with Cooling Tower #1, Mick Rich was responsible for the installation of the structural steel, miscellaneous metal, steel handrail and aluminum grating and successfully supervised subcontractors for the installation of the pre-engineered metal building, mechanical and electrical systems.

LANL TA-40 DEOS

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: DWL Architects & Planners, Inc.
Project: New Pre-Engineered Metal Building Design Build
Contract Amount: $4,800,000
Contract Date: April 2016
Completion Date: May 2018

The Los Alamos National Laboratory DEOS (Dynamic Equation of State) was construction in a secure lab area in what is called a HE, high explosives area.  The Pre-Engineered Metal Building was designed and constructed for the testing and firing of large guns.  LANL also has a need to move these large guns, so we were required to install a 4 ton bridge crane to carry equipment and materials the length of the building.  The 12” thick concrete slab was design to carry the large loads of the guns. Utility trenches were installed in the slab so LANL could easily reroute the utilities as need for the gun lay-out.

The building consisted of two (2) buildings, the gun building where they fire the guns, and the control building, where the equipment is installed to monitor the firing.  Due to the large guns, we constructed a 12 thick concrete “blast” wall to insure the safety of the technicians.The building required a complete fire sprinkler system, which required the installation of a 8” water line 800’ in length.

LANL TA-55
Plutonium Facility

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Architect: LANL Design Engineering
Project: Renovation of Shower Rooms
Contract Amount: $874,600
Contract Date: April 2016
Completion Date: May 2017

The Los Alamos National Laboratory SII Locker Room Expansion was construction in the highly secure TA-55 area within the Plutonium Facility.  Because of the high security, entry into the TA-55 site was both a challenge and an experience.  With the high security required to enter the site, workers were required to pass through metal detectors with their tools and any other materials brought into the site on their person.  All other materials passed through the gate and were inspected each time they arrived on site.

The project consisted of the renovation of the Men’s and Woman’s changing rooms, showers and restrooms with the replacement of tile throughout the project and upgrading the layout for handicap accessibility.  During construction, access to the changing rooms was required for the duration of the project but both the showers and restrooms were closed off to LANL employees during the renovation.  Due to the plutonium, all materials removed from the project required radiation inspections and were not taken off site by MRC personnel. 

Lofland Company

Owner: Lofland Company of New Mexico
Architect: DWL Architects
Project: Pre-Engineered Metal Building
Contract Amount: $1,303,076
Completion Date: 07/11/2006

CMC Construction Services, a major fabricator of steel rebar, was ready to expand its Albuquerque plant. After interviewing several construction companies through a competitive process, Mick Rich Contractors was selected for the expansion project.

We designed and constructed a 35,000 sq. ft. structure that included two 5-ton and one 10-ton bridge cranes, which enbales CMC to better meet the growing demand for steel rebar.

To support the weight of the new cranes and their loads, we needed to construct a new foundation and overhead structure. The structure required the installation of 24 auger case piles, each 18” in diameter, buried 65 feet in the ground. The foundation required 1,600 yards of concrete – equal to 200 cement trucks.

Adding to the project’s complexity was that it required us to coordinate construction without interrupting the client’s operations.

Sacred Wind Communications

Owner: Sacred Wind Communications
Architect: Jack Harris Architects, Inc.
Project: New Construction
Contract Amount: $484,425
Completion Date: May 2009

The Sacred Wind Communications complex at Yatahey, NM is a 3,400 sq. ft. wood-framed structure comprised of various office spaces. These include individual offices, a reception area, restrooms, a break room, a conference room, and several open areas for cubicles. The project also included landscaping the areas adjacent to the building and the installation of a new asphalt drive at the existing tower entrance. The contract allotted for 17 weeks for construction; but we completed the project in 12 weeks.

Schott Solar

Owner: CH2M Hill-Lockwood Green
Architect: CH2M Hill
Project: Three Pre-engineered Metal Buildings
Contract Amount: $4,817,418
Completion Date: February 2009

This was Schott Solar’s first photovoltaic production facility in the United States, located in the Mesa del Sol Development that is revolutionizing the southern Albuquerque metro area.

The new facility produces both photovoltaic modules and receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants. Three pre-engineered metal buildings were designed and fabricated by Nucor Building Systems: a 115,000 square foot receiver building, a 56,000 square foot modular building, and a 22,000 square foot office building. Mick Rich Contractors offered the best delivery schedule, utilizing Nucor Building System’s newest fabrication facility in Brigham City, Utah.

LEED points for using 80 percent recycled steel – the industry’s leading efficiency rating – while remaining competitively priced, made Nucor the optimum choice of manufacturer. Also essential was Nucor’s commitment to meet or exceed stated delivery dates with no cost increases.

The Schott Solar facility comprises 200,000 square feet, and employs 350 people in the first phase, representing a $100 million investment. Eventually, Schott expects to more than double the size of the existing manufacturing plant.

Healthcare

Alta Vista
Regional Hospital

Owner:Alta Vista Regional Hospital
Architect: Architecture & Design, PC
Project: MRI removal and installation
Contract Amount: $494,769
Contract Date: 
September 2017
Completion Date: March 2018

In September 2017 we were asked to remove the old MRI from the hospital, and replace it with a new 1T machine.

Demolition started right away. There were several challenges with the removal of the old machine and installation of the new machine. We had to cut an 8′ x 8′ opening in the outside of the building, remove various door frames, and cut an 8′ x 8′ opening in the existing RF shield.

The project was a success, and the new MRI is a great addition for the hospital and for the community.

Just for Kids
Dental Clinic

Owner: Michael Mortaji & Dr. Ron Montano
Architect: Sonalysts, Inc.
Project: Renovation
Contract Amount: $302,915
Start Date: August 2001
Completion Date: April 2002

Just for Kids Dental Clinic was a 5,000 sq. ft. tenant improvement in the existing Ladera Shopping Center on Albuquerque’s West Side. The project included demolition of the existing tenant space and construction of new office, restrooms, laboratory and reception areas. The scope also included an x-ray room, six opitories and a hygiene room with four chairs.

LANL Occupational Medical Facility

Owner: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Engineer: DWL, Albuquerque, NM
Project: Design-Build Medical Center
Contract Amount: $1,406,188
Completion Date: September 2003 

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Medical Center is a 22,000 sq. ft. patient care facility that includes medical examination rooms, urgent care and decontamination areas, special communication network capabilities, x-ray and diagnostic testing areas, clinical laboratories, medical records rooms, specimen collection restrooms, conference rooms, an audiometry area, administration offices, and outpatient clinic areas. 

The building structure is comprised of a pre-engineered metal building, with stucco curtainwalls and parapets, providing a design element which complements and enhances the simple underlying structure. Pavilion-style canopy structures at the main and emergency entrances provide shelter at ingress/egress areas.

Mick Rich Contractors performed the site grading and excavation, poured the concrete foundation, provided the pre-engineered building and erection, and installed all exterior EIFS and storefront entrances, including automatic openers and card readers. We also provided all interior building finishes, including all medical specialty work station casework, anti-static seamless resilient flooring and carpet, and all specialty doors, operators, and hardware.

New Mexico
Spine Center

Owner: Ortho Link, Inc.
Architect: Stegenga + Blanton, PC
Project: Renovation at Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center
Contract Amount: $518,785
Start Date: August 2001
Completion Date: November 2001

 

Mick Rich Contractors was contracted by the Presbyterian Professional Building to renovate an open space within the New Mexico Spine Center on its 6th floor. Construction consisted of a complete renovation on the 2,500 sq. ft. open space. The building was actively in use by the owner, Presbyterian Hospital, as well as the Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic. Within the scope of the work was the creation of a new reception area, new office space, medical lab rooms, and a new X-Ray area. Also included in the renovation were new bathrooms, complete carpeting of the area, and all electrical work.

 

Santa Fe Imaging

Owner: Jeff Strausbaugh
Architect:Architecture & Design, PC
Project: Renovation of old office space into medical facility
Contract Amount: $1,098,183
Start Date: April 2018
Completion Date: August  31, 2018

In April 2018, we were asked to renovate a Radio Shack building into a medical facility for a 1T MRI machine, and for a future building out of a CT scanner room and radiology room. Once we began the demolition of the old space, there was a lot of structural work that needed to take place. The MRI room was constructed first, with lead shielding, and an opening in the wall from the outside for the placement of the MRI. 

Offices, restrooms, patient dressing rooms, reception area, lounge, equipment room, and data room, were all part of the new construction phase.

 

Socorro General Hospital

Owner: Presbyterian Health Services
Architect: Hughes & Associates, Inc.
Project: Addition and Renovation
Contract Amount: $1,066,247
Completion Date: August 2003 

This project consisted of a 4,000 sq. ft. addition to the emergency room and the remodeling of the existing 2,000 sq. ft. emergency room. Because of the critical nature of the emergency room functions, our work scheduling had to be flexible at all times. The hospital was completely operational during renovation – and under the fire laws, emergency exits were required to be accessible during construction. A dust-free work environment was also maintained at all times.

Civic

Colfax County
Judicial Center

Owner: Colfax County
Architect: Rhode May Keller McNamara Architects
Project: New Construction
Contract Amount: $5,090,259
Completion Date: September 2010

Housing the Colfax County Courthouse, Sheriff’s Department, and prisoner holding/detaining facilities, the 16,872 square foot Leon Karelitz Judicial Center is a multi-level, single-phased project consisting of a basement, main level and mezzanine. The foundation is drilled pier and tie-beam construction with a structural concrete slab. Wall framing is integrate color CMU, structural steel, light gauge structural steel framing, bulletproof wall assembly, and bulletproof glazed curtain wall. The exterior improvements include an asphalt parking lot, landscaping, cast-in-place benches and planters, and all new site utilities. Interior finishes include polished concrete flooring, exposed architectural concrete, alder wood and exposed structure ceilings.

Desert Willow
Raptor Enclosure

Owner:Desert Willow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Architect: Mick Rich Contractors
Project: New Construction of Rapture Enclosure
Completion Date: August 2017

There are nearly 40 species of birds of prey or raptors located in New Mexico. Desert Willow needed a large raptor enclosure to aid in the rehabilitation of injured birds. A circular enclosure was preferred to discourage the birds from actively flying within the enclosure, but a circular flight pen provided challenges to fabrication and budget. Changes were made to allow for an increase in the number of species that could be be held within the enclosure:

  • A changed design to accommodate strong winds
  • Retrofitting the netting forming the rings of the enclosure
  • The addition of a water feature for an injured pelican that was rescued
  • Changed crushed stone surface to round stones for those birds that use stones to assist their digestion

We designed, engineered, and fabricated a structure that would more than satisfy the raptors’ needs. Despite an extremely limited budget and a non-traditional enclosure design, we completed the project completely in-house and well within budget. We donated labor and material, and used our industry connections to secure material and labor donations. The result is a beautiful enclosure that enables injured birds to thrive while undergoing rehabilitation.

El Zocalo Complex Historic Renovation

Owner: Sandoval County, New Mexico
Architect: James Patrick Lynch
Project: Historic Renovation
Contract Amount: $2,962,249
Completion Date: November 2007

This project covered historical restoration and renovation of two adobe buildings. The Convent, built in 1876, housed the Catholic Sisters and the cafeteria. The Salazar Building, built in 1922, served as the community school. Both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Mexico State Register of Cultural Properties.

The project comprised stabilizing the existing structures, removing and replacing deteriorating structural elements, upgrading to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act, providing a new roof membrane and stucco, and upgrading all mechanical and electrical systems. The renovations followed strict guidelines and standards to maintain their status on the historical registers.

Major issues with the Convent included large voids in the exterior adobe walls, decaying wood viga beams and wood decking, and interior doorways that had settled, as well a heating and cooling system and an updated electrical system. Additionally, the floor had settled a great deal in several areas, necessitating storing original brick flooring and wood doorways while remedial work was performed.

Because of the historical nature of the project, a variable refrigerant flow zoning system by Mitsubishi Electric was concealed in the walls so as not to detract from the building’s historical look. The new electrical systems were also concealed in the walls and ceilings.

The Salazar Building, one of the oldest two-story adobe buildings in the New Mexico, also endured structural damage with deterioration of a section of the adobe wall separating the second floor and roof, and deterioration and damage to the wood beams and interior services. The renovation included installing a new heating and cooling system, updating the electrical systems and an addition to house the elevator and restrooms.

The first challenge was to secure the building structurally to eliminate the chance of collapse, after which, the exterior walls were rebuilt and the roof beams replaced. The roof membrane could not be replaced until the heating and cooling system was designed and the roof trusses strengthened. The second challenge was installation of the heating and cooling ductwork and electrical systems. Damaged sections of floor and ceilings were patched with salvaged material and the walls were re-plastered, and all the windows were refinished. The masonry addition housed the restrooms and elevator.

Mick Rich Contractors has been performing historic renovation for more than 20 years, and the El Zocalo Complex Renovation and Restoration was the most challenging to date. The most challenging issue was the expectation of a renovated and restored historic building that met the budget constraints of Sandoval County. We also needed to meet the historical requirements of the State of New Mexico Historical Preservation Division while ensuring modern-day systems were added to the building. The mechanical systems were re-engineered to meet the client’s expectations to find the optimum system that would be cost effective and have minimal aesthetic impact, structurally and esthetically.

“Mick Rich did a great job on the renovation of these two historical buildings.”

Phillip Rios

Public Works Director, Sandoval County

“Mick Rich conducted a miracle…they completely restored two fragile adobe buildings to their original condition.”

Donna Wylie

Economic Development Director, Sandoval County Tourism

Your firm made all the difference in the great outcome of this project… this historic resource was saved by your timely involvement.”

Pilar M. Cannizzaro

Architectural Project Reviewer, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

Owner: City of Albuquerque
Project: New Construction
Completion Date: 2020 

Albuquerque’s North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, located at 7521 Carmel Ave NE at Wyoming Blvd. NE, is a showcase athletic facility for the city. Its 19,293 square feet include a multipurpose court, an elevated indoor running track, an indoor climbing gym with several climbing walls of different heights, an outdoor playground, and an exterior amphitheater. North Domingo Baca is the most used community center in the city of Albuquerque

Rio Grande Zoological Park Bandshell

Owner: City of Albuquerque
Architect: Van H. Gilbert
Project: New Construction
Completion Date: 1988 

The Rio Grande Zoological Park Bandshell was a complicated structure due to the high water table. Augercast piles were built for the foundation to rest on, the structural steel shape had be arched but still able to support the structure, and the stucco application had to accommodate both acoustical and balance issues.  Despite these challenges, the Bandshell was completed on time and within budget, and has provided the City with a unique venue for concerts.

Santa Fe Property Controls

Owner: County of Santa Fe
Architects: Baer Architecture NM and McClain + Yu Architecture + Design
Project: New Construction
Completion Date: 2020

Designed to match another building at the Santa Fe Public Works campus, this pre-engineered metal building is located on NM 599, five miles west of its northern intersection with US 285/84.

The 5,475 sq. ft. building includes offices, a plan room, a break/meeting room, ADA complaint restrooms and locker rooms, and a high bay vehicle workshop. The building was provided by Nucor, for which Mick Rich Contractors is the sole authorized New Mexico dealer.

Site work includes grading for the building foundation, parking areas, and site drainage

SSCAFCA

Owner: City of Rio Rancho
Architect: Environmental Designs Inc.
Project: Addition
Contract Amount: $1,066,881
Completion Date: November 2009

This project is a one-story, 4,415 square foot addition to the Rio Rancho, NM offices of the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority. It is primarily composed of cast-in-place concrete, ICF walls, wood framing, EIFS, TPO roofing, aluminum clad wood windows, aluminum storefronts and polished concrete floors.

Attempting a LEED-NC version 2.2 Platinum level certification, this project emphasizes sustainable building materials and methods. The project showcases an 18” rammed earth wall, as well as two 32’-long built-up parallam wood trusses. To achieve the LEED Certification, 75 percent of all waste must be recycled, 20 percent of all materials must be made of recycled content, and all paints, adhesives and composite wood items must have a low VOC content. The wood framing material was all FSC certified. Bamboo and wheat board were used in the casework to achieve the rapidly renewable materials points.

The site also features a 13,000 gallon cistern system to collect rainwater for irrigation, and a 16kw photovoltaic shade structure array provides power for the addition.

Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range

Owner: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Project: New Construction
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The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was gifted a large piece of land in Clayton, NM for a new shooting range.  The facility includes an archery range, a pistol range with concrete sidewalks spaced at different depths for distance shooting, a small bore rifle range and a large bore rifle range.  We installed concrete pedestals for the mounting of targets. Each range has a shade structure to keep people out of the weather.  The berms around each range were built up to 20’ high for safely.