LOVELAND, COLO. — AUGUST 3, 2011— McWhinney recently awarded LVI Environmental Services in Denver a $1.2 million contract for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, Colorado.
Initial stages of removal of the 56-year-old facility, located at 2527 NW Frontage Road in Loveland, is expected to start this week and is projected to be completed by mid-November. Poudre Valley Health System currently owns the property that has been unused for more than three years but has no immediate plans for how the site will be developed in the future.
LVI Environmental Services is the nation’s largest remediation and facility services firm with over 25 years experience assisting companies throughout the country with the highest quality of environmental remediation. LVI’s national portfolio includes work on the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan, NY, the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL, and has locally completed larger deconstruction/demolition projects at the Colorado Judicial Center in Denver and for the Conoco Phillips facility in Louisville.
“We feel confident in LVI to see this five month project through completion,” said Jim Niemczyk, McWhinney project manager. “LVI has an outstanding history of successful dismantlement projects in sensitive community and public settings, making safety and community health a top priority. These were key factors in awarding this contract to ensure the safety of the surrounding businesses and residences at Centerra that are adjacent to the project site, and their inclusion of several local subcontractors and material receivers into the project was a great addition to the project.”
McWhinney is well known for its sustainability practices. As a part of the contract award process for the project, great emphasis was placed on the contractor’s ability to maximize diversion of waste materials to landfills and find alternate reuse and recycling options. LVI has projected after review of the facility that they will maintain a 90 percent diversion rate of materials from the site, which will be tracked throughout the project within established LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria.
For additional information, please contact Jim Niemczyk at (970) 776-4052.