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.

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.