Commonwealth Electric’s Omaha team was awarded the M.U.D. Headquarters renovation project. MCL Construction Company was the general contractor who chose CECM to manage this 2-phase project.
Metropolitan Utilities District was previously located at 1723 Harney Street and was recently acquired by Douglas County. The acquisition made it possible to move to their new headquarters, located at 7350 World Communications Drive in Omaha. The recent move to this 3-story/91,000 sq. ft. building with parking garage location will accommodate more than 300 employees, from administrative and professional functions of the company. The headquarters facility is an open-concept facility with collaborative space, allowing for a better work environment for current and future staff, with the opportunity for expansion of District staff and service.
The headquarters renovation consisted of a 2-phase project because the first floor was occupied by M.U.D. personnel. Phase I was started on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Upon completion of phase I, all M.U.D. personnel moved to the 2nd and 3rd floor, while renovation work continued onto the 1st floor. Phase I started in April 2020 and is close to completion. We are approaching phase II of the project with an estimated completion date scheduled for late November 2020.
The project consisted of a complete remodel of the interior and added a new electrical distribution system at their headquarters facility in north Omaha. The headquarters facility is receiving new tele-communication, audio-video, and security upgrades.
The newly renovated headquarters is also receiving a newer and more modern upgrade to their 2003 lighting system. The lighting upgrade consisted of the installation of L.E.D. luminaires and was performed by CECM staff members. The upgrade to L.E.D. lighting will contribute to an increase to their lighting efficiency, an extended light life-span, improved safety, and deliver an overall long-term savings for M.U.D. The electrical renovations also included two new uninterruptable power supplies (UPS’s) and a new generator backup. All modern upgrades will make the headquarters better suited to fit the needs and demands of all M.U.D. personnel.
Our team for this project consisted of Adam Brumbaugh, P.E. – Project Manager; Matt Burnham – Foreman, and Ron Castro – Field Operations Manager, along with several field electricians. Adam, Matt, Ron, and their team of electricians had to meet the needs and expectations of our customer, M.U.D.
We value our relationship with M.U.D. and the general contractor, MCL, and we will continue to live our values with each project that we perform for them.