MetroPower Awarded New Construction Project in Columbus
MetroPower broke ground this summer on an exciting new construction project, a Veterans Administration outpatient clinic in Columbus, GA. This 70,000 square foot complex will require $2.9 million total in electrical systems with $1 million in low voltage systems as well as security systems and technology that will communicate with the main VA hospital campus in Tuskegee, AL.
“We have been pursuing this project since we learned about it in 2014,” said Jason Crowson, branch manager for MetroPower. “Our relationships with the VA and the other construction partners helped us secure this opportunity for MetroPower and for the veterans of Columbus.”
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2021 and will involve an average of 6-8 team members onsite, including Project Manager Chris Webb, Onsite Assistant Project Manager Blair Carter and Superintendent Tripp Watson. MetroPower will be working in collaboration with Atlanta-based mechanical contractors, McKenney’s, Inc., our partners at Fort Benning for many years; general contractors from Meyer Najem Construction of Fishers, Indiana; and Hoefer Wysocki, a Kansas-based architecture firm.
By working closely with other MetroPower departments, including ESS and CarolinaPower’s VDC group, our team aims to meet the tight deadlines of this fast-paced project and come in under the projected time schedule. We also hope to implement what we have learned using these technologies on smaller jobs to become more efficient in our processes with this job.
MetroPower is proud to be part of this new construction project that will increase access to medical care for our veterans. There has been a need to serve the growing community of veterans in Columbus as well as those from LaGrange to the Fort Benning area, and construction of the new clinic will help address this need by providing primary care along with dental, vision and OB/GYN services.