Conti Federal Infrastructure, LLC, a joint venture between Conti Federal Services, Inc. and Conti Enterprises, Inc. has been awarded a $36,000,000+ firm-fixed-price contract to provide critical flood protection to the 15-acre campus of Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC). The contract was issued in response to a Hazard Mitigation Proposal approved and funded by FEMA, due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The project begins this month and is expected to be completed in September 2023.
JCMC, which is operated by RWJBarnabas Health, is a teaching facility that also includes a regional trauma center. As part of the winning bid, Conti provided a value engineering proposal, which will minimize the potential impact on the active hospital site.
Other elements of construction will include reinforced concrete floodwalls and vertically deployable flood barriers around the entire critical medical center complex, adjacent to New York Harbor. The project scope also calls for additional floodproofing efforts, such as interior reinforced-waterproofed walls, flood doors and glass, flood gates, temporary access stairs for when flooding occurs, and underground pump stations.
“We are honored to have won this impactful project to protect critical infrastructure in our original home state of New Jersey,” said Pat Hogan, Project Executive, Conti Federal Infrastructure, LLC. “Our team’s collective experience in complex infrastructure, coupled with our over 100-year local partnerships in Jersey City, will allow for the fulfillment of this contract above expectations and on time to keep JCMC providing critical care services to the people of Hudson County.”
Conti Federal and Conti Enterprises have managed several other complex infrastructure projects in recent months, including the redevelopment of Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport and the rapid construction of two acute COVID-19 alternate care facilities in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Paramus, New Jersey. The combined companies have strong expertise in flood mitigation and restoration projects, including the Caernarvon Canal floodwall project in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the restoration of more than 60,000 homes following Hurricane Sandy.