Submitted by Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

This LEED silver project developed a 40-acre parcel east of Los Alamos County Airport to build new fleet maintenance facilities for the county and Los Alamos Public Schools. Crews had to overcome a challenging, eroded site with rugged, 200-ft-high slopes, numerous deep gullies, thin soils and bedrock outcrops. More than 300,000 cu yds of rock-cut and fill earthwork had to be completed to make the site safe and ready for foundations.

Photo Mikki Piper

The project consolidates numerous departments to share common space within six separate buildings, totaling 169,423 sq ft of space, to provide office space, maintenance shops, storage, truck wash and fueling. The campus-like plan encourages productivity and communication.

An innovative composite metal panel roof provides insulation from the area’s cold winters and saved almost $200,000 over the original design.

Owner: Los Alamos County
Architect: WH Pacific, Inc.
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction New Mexico, LLC
Engineers: WH Pacific, Inc.
Subcontractors: McDade Woodcock; Yearout Mechanical; Alliance Fire Protection; Clovis Metal Buildings; Hughes & Associates; SW Glass and Glazing