Private & Commercial

Tight budgets and schedules are the norm for most projects, and Meridian is no stranger to these constraints. We have managed numerous projects for private for-proft and non-proft companies to meet business plan objectives. Our clients have had a wide range of expertise with completing capital projects, from small non-profts whose goal is one building, to national companies with large capital programs. 

St. Andrew Parish

Owner
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Project Cost
$11 million

Designer
Architects Alaska Inc.

Contractor
Ken Brady Construction

Meridian was the first entity hired in this project that constructed an 1,100 person capacity church, which is the largest Catholic church in Alaska. Because the parish’s building committee consisted of volunteers with varying degrees of experience with capital projects, Meridian worked closely with them to educate them on each step of the project. We created a formal RFP process for selection of the architecture firm, general contractor, as well as the required liturgical consultant.

A CM@Risk delivery method was utilized and Meridian collaborated with the parish, contractor and designer during the design phase to modify the scope to get it within budget. Meridian managed the parish’s FF&E program that included a large number of specialty contractors to design and construct (often custom) liturgical furnishings including the baptismal font, pews, altar, ambo, corpus, stations of the cross and stained glass windows.During construction, Meridian’s project manager worked full-time on-site to administer the contractor’s GMP contract, monitored progress and work quality, coordinated IBC special inspectors, helped resolve RFI and cost issues, maintained all project documentation, reviewed pay applications, chaired weekly progress meetings, interfaced with the lender (FNBA) and Archdiocese, and provided weekly tours to parishioners and interested parties.

Wrangell Seafoods, Inc

Owner
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Project Cost
$7 million

Designer
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Contractor
Multiple Prime Contractors

 

Meridian provided full-time, on-site construction management to this fast-track project in Wrangell, Alaska, that completely remodeled a land-based processor from a retort-canning operation to a fresh-frozen H&G operation. The scope included a new central refrigeration plant for a new six-lane tunnel freezer and two new blast freezers (Wyatt Refrigeration), six new automated production lines (RYCO), all new electrical utility service and switchgear (Harris Electric), structural addition and significant modifications (design by BBFM Engineers), new roof panels, new internal slabs, new sprinkler piping (Accel), remodeled egg room and equipment, new exterior pile-supported structural slab for future RSW receiving tanks. Meridian provided coordination for significant owner-furnished materials and services, and was instrumental in obtaining the State construction permit, which required significant analysis by a third-party consultant (FIRE Services).

Meridian did not manage the budget and financing for this project. The owners subsequently went into bankruptcy and the facility was purchased by Trident Seafoods.

 

Great Alaskan Holidays

Owner
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Project Cost
$5 million

Designer
Black + White Studio Architects

Contractor
MCN Construction

Meridian was hired shortly after the designer and contractor were hired in order to manage the construction phase of the work. We provided document review, master budget and cost accounting, site inspections, resolution of wetland issues, RFI and submittal coordination, coordination of IBC special inspection, pay application and change order management and coordination of owner furnished equipment.

Potlatch Condo

Owner
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Project Cost
$1.25 million

Designer
n/a

Contractor
Alaska Treeline, Inc.

Meridian provided planning and pre-construction services for a multi-year renovation of the exteriors of a 42-unit condominium development in Anchorage. The proposed work included selective re-siding, housewrap, flashings and balcony replacements. Meridian worked with the homeowners’ association and developed the scope of work and drafted a solicitation for contractor bids. Bids were obtained and the contract was awarded.

 

Quyana Clubhouse

Owner
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Project Cost
$500k

Designer
Architects Alaska

Contractor
Alaska Road Boring Co.

Meridian provided project management services for the major renovation and relocation of an outpatient psychiatric care facility in Anchorage. Construction included abatement, and new air-handling, electrical systems and a new commercial kitchen and dining room. The project delivery method employed was CM@Risk and contractor was selected on qualifications based criteria and they were involved in the design-development phase to review constructability issues and develop their not-to-exceed price that fit within the owner’s budget. Electrical and mechanical portions were completed using design-build processes.

 

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Meridian Management has been an integral part of our team on the TERRA project from its inception. Their level of professionalism, team based approach and expertise were, in part, what allowed such a large and complex project with an aggressive schedule to be delivered successfully. Throughout our various project phases Meridian has continually stepped up to the plate and been both team players and team leaders.
“Meridian anticipated complex issues during our 7-month renovation project that we could have never foreseen and did an absolutely outstanding job relocating 17 floors of employees.”
“I hired Meridian for project management on a 1 1/2 year redesign project and what immediately stood out was the quality of their employees. Meridian employees always deliver what they promise, are easily accessible and do an amazing job tracking and scheduling every aspect of the project.”
“RIM has worked with Meridian on numerous projects as a member of our team, and on other occasions they’ve represented our clients. They’re an absolute asset to us when our time and resources are stretched. Meridian can battle through a mountain of paper in short order to ensure we meet deadlines. From construction administration at the UAA/APU Consortium Library to ‘clerk of the works’ for various Anchorage Fire Stations, they’ve become an extension of our company. We’re always looking for an opportunity to work with them again.”
“Our building committee was comprised of volunteers, so we needed someone who could manage the details and communicate on our behalf on a day to day basis. Meridian was like an extension of the committee. They helped set priorities, select contractors and guide the parish with contracts. They were a real force multiplier; they made smart decisions and saved us money.”
“We’ve been working with Meridian as a part of our team for eight years. They’ve provided a considerable amount of excellent professional engineering support to the team. Meridian is a great company and an excellent firm to work with.”
“Meridian has helped and continues to help us accomplish numerous large scale hospital renovation projects without disrupting vital hospital operations. Their project planning and coordination efforts have been crucial in ensuring that our patients continued to receive the highest quality health care as the various hospital areas were upgraded to better serve current needs of healthcare. We have successfully accomplished these objectives with Meridian by our side.”