RFQ deadline is 4PM April 13 for Cloverleaf Kennel Club deconstruction; green demolition practices emphasized

LOVELAND, CO — March 23, 2011— McWHINNEY is accepting request for qualification summaries from contractors until 4 pm April 13 for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I‐25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, Colorado.

This is a request for qualification, not a request for proposal. Requests for proposals/bids will be solicited at a later date from firms selected through the qualification process.

Removal of the 56‐year‐old facility, located at 2527 NW Frontage Road in Loveland, is expected to start no later than July 1 and is projected to be completed in December. The facility has been unoccupied for over three years.

“Whenever possible, we want the contractor to maximize the use of green demolition practices,” said Jim Niemczyk, McWHINNEY project manager who is overseeing the project. “Experience with green demolition comprises up to 45 percent of our evaluation criteria. Qualified contractors will have a construction waste management plan to keep a majority of demolition debris out of landfills. Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment, it will allow the site to earn LEED points for future development.“

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an ecology‐oriented building certification program organized by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED concentrates its efforts on improving performance across five key areas of environmental and human health: energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, materials selection, sustainable site development and water savings.

McWHINNEY is well known for its sustainability practices. At the Rangeview Three office building in Centerra, for example, a total of 86 percent of the construction waste was diverted from the landfill. Buildings throughout Centerra feature energy‐efficient lighting, automated heating and door systems and low‐water landscaping. Roads and surrounding infrastructure are built with such materials as flyash, a coal power plant byproduct, and reused asphalt.

Niemczyk said the property owner is Poudre Valley Health System. No immediate plans have been made on how the site will be developed.

Interested contractors can receive a copy of the RFQ by emailing Jim Niemczyk at cloverleaf-rfq@mcwhinney.com.

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