- Repair of Damaged Exterior Walls (FFS #R8PF)
- Replace Modular Office Space (FFS #R8PG)
- Install Warehouse Ventilators (FFS #R8PH)
- Replace Garage Doors (FFS #R8PJ)
- Replace A/C (FFS #R8PK)
- Install Exterior Drainage – Administration Building (FFS #R8RA)
Project Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is awarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to the Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility for building improvements.
Repair Exterior Walls and Install Insulation in Conference Room and Annex Building
The conference room at the Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility was constructed in the early 1970s. The siding has exceeded its life expectancy. The existing wooden siding on the conference building and annex building is also deteriorated. This project will replace the exterior walls with stucco, which is more durable and requires minimal maintenance. Insulation material will also be added between the stucco and existing walls to improve thermal efficiency of the structure.
Scope: Provide all limited design, construction, labor, materials, management, supervision and incidentals to construct a complete project suitable for the use intended. Install stucco siding and R-10 rigid foam-board insulation around the perimeter of the Conference building and Annex building. Work also includes salvage and disposal of existing materials in conformance with California building codes. Contractor responsible for environmental clearances for lead and asbestos.
Project Status: The contract was awarded to Total Team Construction Services of Sacramento, California on December 23, 2009, in the amount of $ 58,016.00. The project was completed March 18, 2010.
|The existing siding and insulation were replaced to help maintain consistent temperatures.||The new siding and insulation will reduce energy usage throughout the year.|
|The new siding and insulation will reduce energy usage throughout the year.|
Replace Modular Office Space
The existing mobile trailer office space at Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility is inefficient and needs to be replaced. The trailer is functional, but continues to deteriorate and is approaching the end of its useful life.
This project includes demolishing and removing a Spectrum mobile trailer (approximately 1416 square feet) and installing a new energy-efficient modular office structure (1400 square feet). The footprint available is 24 square feet by 60 square feet in size. This project includes a concrete slab sufficiently sized to accommodate the new facility. The project site has existing hookups for power, water, and sewage, which are all functional and connected to the existing facility.
Effect on Wildlife Habitat and Species: Having an efficient office will allow employees to perform their work in a highly effective manner and thereby promote the conservation of our wildlife habitats and species.
Effect on Deferred Maintenance Backlog: The new building will make it unnecessary to repair the existing bungalow.
Long-term Economic Benefits for the Local Community: The long-term economic benefits for the local community may include work for local businesses during construction and for future maintenance.
Scope: This project will provide all limited design, construction, labor, materials, management, supervision, and incidentals to demolish and remove the existing modular mobile trailer.
The project will include installation of a new energy-efficient, modular office structure, including a concrete slab. The new facility will be energy-efficient and ADA-compliant with an entrance ramp and railings to comply with OSHA standards. It will consist of an open office area and a unisex bathroom. The metal roof, paint, and all exterior finishes will match existing structures as much as possible. The roof requires a 4-foot overhang on the entrance side of the facility. This project includes an HVAC system for the facility and all utility hookups to include electrical, water, and waste. The main entry door must be 4-foot width. All existing communications will be reconnected in the new facility.
Project Status: The contract was awarded to EDL Construction, Inc. of San Marcos, California on December 1, 2009, in the amount of $128,283.37.
February 2011 Project Update: The new building houses more employees in a more efficient work space within the same square footage space as the old building. This replacement building is not only more energy efficient but employees have a more pleasant and open work environment.
|Existing Spectrum mobile trailer (approx. 1416 square feet).|
Install Ventilators in Warehouse Roof
The “YCC Garage Building” was built in the early 1970s without roof ventilation. Turbine-style ventilators were installed in the roof to help dissipate heat.
Scope: The contractor provided all limited design, construction, labor, materials, management, supervision, and incidentals to construct a complete project suitable for the use intended. This project installed turbine-style vents that were 12 inches in diameter on the roof top. The new roof ventilators have improved the thermal efficiency of the building by keeping the facility cooler during the summer months.
Project Status: The contract was awarded to Tom Mehringer Construction, Inc. of Red Bluff, California on June 22, 2009, in the amount of $4,783.37. The project was completed July 14, 2009.
|The “YCC Garage Building” was built in the early 1970s without roof ventilation. (Photo by Tom Kisanuki)||The new roof ventilators have improved the thermal efficiency of the building. (Photo by Tom Kisanuki)|
Replace Aging Garage Roll-Up Doors
The existing garage doors on the Garage and Shop building (SAMMS Asset #10037343) needed to be replaced. The non-insulated doors had met their useful life and had deteriorated beyond repair.
Scope: This project replaced ten sectional, overhead doors approximately 10′ by 10′ each on the Garage and Shop building. The project replaced the manual doors and associated hardware (tracks, pulleys, etc.). The contractor was responsible for removal and disposal of the existing doors and hardware.
The new doors match the existing paint scheme of the building and are lockable from the exterior. The new doors are energy efficient (foam insulated). The doors are the same make/model of the four newer, existing doors on the facility. The new doors roll up and down more smoothly and with far less effort. The appearance of the building has also been enhanced.
Project Status: The contract was awarded to Howard Construction of Cottonwood, California on August 11, 2009, in the amount of $14,925. The project was completed September 29, 2009.
|The new, foam-insulated roll-up doors are more energy efficient. (Photo by Tom Kisanuki)|
Replace Aging, Inefficient A/C
The existing air conditioning unit (A/C) for the Garage and Shop Building (SAMMS Asset #10037343) was inefficient, costly to repair, and had vastly exceeded its useful life. The Garage and Shop Building was constructed in 1971. Although Service records do not clearly indicate, it is assumed the A/C unit was installed several years after the Garage and Shop Building was completed, during one of several remodeling efforts.
The A/C unit provided cooled air for a 250-square-foot office located within the Garage and Shop Building.
Scope: The contractor provided all limited design, construction, labor, materials, management, supervision, and incidentals to construct a complete project suitable for the use intended. This project included removal of the existing unit and replacement with a new, appropriately sized, Energy Star-rated unit (13 SEER or better), including programmable electronic thermostat and all necessary electrical connections.
Project Status: The contract was awarded to Deer Creek Heating and Air of Vina, California on June 22, 2009, in the amount of $5,330. The project was completed July 1, 2009.
|The new, Energy Star-rated A/C unit will cool the office located within the Garage and Shop Building. (Photo by Tom Kisanuki)|
|The existing air conditioner was inefficient and costly to repair. (Photo by Tom Kisanuki)|
Install Exterior Drainage
The Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility, administered by the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office, received Recovery Act funding to install exterior drainage at its Administrative Building. The French Drain project was installed at the Administration Office of the facility. The soil around the station has a high clay content and drains poorly, which contributes to more moisture around the office building. The French Drain project was designed to achieve two objectives. First, to drain water away from the building and, second, to convey rainwater from the Administration Building’s roof gutter system directly into the French Drain system.
The French Drain system is actually two water conveyance systems built into a common trench. The French Drain has a perforated pipe system, which surrounds the building and drains the moisture away from the building. The Administration Building’s gutter system is now directly connected to underground pipes set within the French Drain. Low-lying areas immediately around the building were filled in with topsoil and amended with gravel to promote drainage.
According to Tom T. Kisanuki, Deputy Project Leader, “The funding has allowed our station to complete needed project work that otherwise would not have been undertaken for years.” The project was completed on August 24th of this year at a cost of $5,975.00. The project was built by R.E. Short Construction of Red Bluff. “The French Drain project went very smoothly,” added Kisanuki. “The work was done within budget. Our contractor, Mr. Rod Short, was very professional and performed the work to our satisfaction.”
February 2011 Project Update: The new French Drain system effectively drains a seasonally wet area in the lawn near our office. Draining this area eliminated breeding areas for mosquitoes, as well as prolonging the life of the office’s foundation.
Read more about the projects completed by the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office:
Small Projects Reap Large Rewards for the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office
Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office: The Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office (RBFWO), located in Northern California approximately 135 miles north of Sacramento, was established in 1978 as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s responsibility to facilitate restoration of Pacific salmonids. The mission of the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office is to provide biological expertise and assistance to entities seeking to conserve and protect the ecosystems of North-central California. Specific objectives are:
- Protect anadromous salmonid spawning populations in the Sacramento River system in order to stabilize or increase fish runs.
- Improve the effectiveness of the federal anadromous fish propagation facilities in California, Coleman (CNFH) and Livingston Stone National Fish Hatcheries (LSNFH).
- Protect and restore the productivity of natural habitats in the Sacramento River system.
- Continue the development of information and strategies for protecting the natural habitats of the Sacramento River system as migration routes, nursery areas, and spawning areas for anadromous fish species.
- Effectively provide biological expertise and assistance in all aspects of planning and implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan with the Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino and Lassen National Forests, and the BLM Redding Resource Area.
- Provide Endangered Species Act consultation.
- Maintain the Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility in a mothballed status and operate the fish ladders and fish trap at Red Bluff Diversion Dam under a 1978 MOA with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The RBFWO also administers the Tehama-Colusa Fish Facility (TCFF). The TCFF is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s national fish hatchery system. Although no longer a fish-rearing operation, the TCFF is a federal facility where the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office is located.
For more information, visit the Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office website, or contact:
James G. Smith
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office
10950 Tyler Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-3043, x222
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Fisheries Program, R-1
911 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97232-4181
Phone: (503) 872-2763
Cell: (503) 791-2859
Total Team Construction Services, Inc.
PO Box 980903
West Sacramento, CA 95798
Phone: (916) 456-5250
Tom Mehringer Construction, Inc.
1820 Bidwell Street
Red Bluff, CA 96080-4523
Phone: (530) 527-5014
20726 Castlewood Drive
Cottonwood, CA 96022-9421
Phone: (530) 347-7700
Deer Creek Heating and Air
P.O. Box 171
26737 Vina Road
Vina, CA 96092-0171
Phone: (530) 839-2545
Fax: (530) 839-2546
Originally posted 11/03/2009
Page Completed 02/14/2011