Larry Gallegos Serving on Board of Directors for CMAA
Larry Gallegos was elected to serve on the Board of Directors as Vice President for the Colorado Chapter of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). CMAA is the only organization in North America that dedicates its efforts to Professional Construction and Program Management, with over 9,000 members nationwide, including 28 regional chapters and 40 student chapters at colleges/universities, “The Mission of CMAA is to promote and enhance leadership, professionalism, and excellence in managing the development and construction of projects and programs.” For more information visit http://cmaanet.org/
LSG Awarded GSA Professional Engineering Services (PES) Schedule
LS Gallegos is now a participant of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Professional Engineering Services schedule (PES). Under this schedule LSG is able to bid for contracts with Federal Government agencies to provide professional construction management services (SIN Code 871-7). This is a major milestone for LSG to expand its CM Services beyond its current state and local government clients.
American Public Transit Association (APTA) EXPO 2011
LS Gallegos will be attending and hosting a booth at the 2011 APTA EXPO in New Orleans, LA, October 1 – 5. This international event, held every three years, is APTA’s largest public transit conference and attracts industry professionals from countries around the globe. Attendees will benefit from the experience of industry leaders and sessions that cover all facets of the public transit industry. Attendees of the EXPO are invited to visit our Booth No. 6244 to view a demonstration of the newest project control tools LS Gallegos is providing to its clients to manage their capital infrastructure and technology development programs. For more information about APTA’s EXPO 2011 go to www.aptaexpo.com
LS Gallegos Launches New Website
LS Gallegos launched its new website on March 1, 2011. Our new website has been up-dated to accurately describe our expanded market sectors, areas of expertise and capabilities. We will continually update content on the website as events happen. We invite you to periodically return to our website and review our “What’s New” section for updates about LS Gallegos events, news and expanded capabilities.
LS Gallegos Welcomes Melanie A. Urso, Director Document Management and Control Services
Ms. Melanie Urso, joined LS Gallegos’s leadership team in February as a Sr. Consultant and Director of LS Gallegos’ national Document Management and Control Services practice. Her career encompasses over 15 years of experience as a Senior Operations and Sales Manager for a national document management and imaging company where she held positions as Manager of Strategic Partnerships, National Sales Representative, Director of Operations and Manager of Administrative Services. Her expertise includes, directing commercial and government customers on the selection, implementation and operation of enterprise document management and control software/hardware solutions. Her focus will be on delivering web-hosted, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) document management tools to government clients responsible for implementing major capital infrastructure and technology programs.
LS Gallegos is Member of a Consultant Team Selected by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to Develop the Colorado Rail Plan
LS Gallegos as a sub consultant to PB Americas, Inc will provide consulting services for the development of the Colorado Rail Plan. The State Rail Plan will cover a 30-year period and will enable CDOT to implement an efficient and effective approach to integrate passenger and freight rail elements into a larger multi-modal and intermodal rail transportation system.
LS Gallegos is a Member of a Consultant Team Selected by AMTRAK for a Five-year On-Call Architecture/Engineering Consultant Services Contract
LS Gallegos as a sub consultant to URS Corporation will provide Architecture/Engineering Consulting Services to AMTRAK in Philadelphia for broad range of capital infrastructure projects across the United States. The contract is a task order based contract with specific scopes of work defined at the time of task order issuance.
LS Gallegos Welcomes Kevin M. Hartmann, Director Project Control Services
Mr. Kevin Hartmann, MS, PMP, CCM, CCC, joined LS Gallegos’ leadership team in January as a Sr. Consultant and Director of LS Gallegos’ national Project Control and Information Technology services practice. His career encompasses over 20 years of progressive Project Controls and Information Technology consulting experience in the heavy/civil construction industry. Prior to joining LS Gallegos he served 5 years in a leadership consulting role to the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) implementing enterprise project control systems for RTD’s multi-billion dollar FasTracks Program. Mr. Hartmann also provided project control consulting services on projects for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Area Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, Department of Defense (DoD), San Diego City Public Schools and NASA.
American Public Transit Association (APTA) and International Union of Railways (UIC), International High-Speed Rail Practicum
LS Gallegos attended the APTA and UIC hosted International High-Speed Rail Practicum in Los Angeles, CA. The goal of the practicum was to provide U.S. decision makers the information necessary to implement high-speed rail. Attendees and speakers represented high speed rail vehicle and equipment suppliers and agency operators from several countries including: Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.
LS Gallegos, as a sub consultant to the prime Project Management Oversight Consultant, is providing an on-site team in AMTRAK’s Philadelphia Project Office to support document control and information technology systems design and implementation. The PMO consultant is supporting AMTRAK capital infrastructure projects funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
LS Gallegos Welcomes Lynda Sena Hunt, Federal Services Director
Ms. Lynda Sena-Hunt joined LS Gallegos in January to lead LS Gallegos’ national federal services practice. Her responsibilities include; strategic planning, business development, and project management. Ms. Sena-Hunt’s career encompasses over thirty years as a federal employee where she achieved the senior contracting level as a GS-13, 1102 Contracting Officer. Her experience includes assignments with the Department of Interior, National Park Service; Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration; and Department of Defense at various offices in Washington, DC, and Huntsville, AL. Her experience as a federal employee and warranted contracting officer for various federal agencies provides her the critical knowledge and insights for meeting the needs of LS GALLEGOS’s federal customers and industry partners.
GSA Border Stations, Acquisition Management Support Services Contract
LS Gallegos, under its GSA MOBIS Schedule, was awarded a contract to provide Senior Contract Specialist support to the GSA Contracting Officer responsible for administering Professional Engineering Consultant and Construction Contractor contracts related to the design and construction of port-of-entry stations along the northern border of the United States. LS Gallegos’ services encompass administration of professional architect-engineering, and construction contracts for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and non-ARRA related projects for the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Denver International Airport (DIA), South Terminal Redevelopment Program
LS Gallegos is a member of the Program Management Consultant team awarded the contract for the DIA South Terminal Redevelopment Program. This effort includes design and construction for a 500 room hotel and conference center; RTD’s East Corridor Commuter Rail Transit Station; a rail transit bridge; and other improvements. LS Gallegos is providing on-site project controls support including, document control, cost estimating and project administration.
Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Transit Partners Eagle P3 Project
LS Gallegos is a sub consultant member of the private consortium awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain component projects of the RTD’s FasTracks Program. The component projects include: the 22-mile East Corridor Electrified Commuter Rail Line connecting Denver International Airport with the Downtown Denver Union Station; the 11-mile Electrified Commuter Rail Gold Line connecting the City of Arvada with Denver Union Station; a short segment of the Northwest Rail Commuter Rail Line; and a Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility. LS Gallegos is leading the document management and control systems implementation effort, and will provide on-going document management and control operations support during the final design, construction and operations start-up phases of the project.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Professional Engineering Services (PES) Schedule Application Proposal for SIN Code 871-7, Construction Management Services
LS Gallegos prepared and submitted an application proposal for award of a GSA PES Schedule Contract. LS Gallegos currently holds a GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Schedule Contract 10F0343P, SIN Codes, 874-1 Consulting Services, 874-6, Acquisition Management Support and 874-7, Program and Project Management. Holding a PES Schedule Contract will allow LS Gallegos to compete for federal agency construction management services contracts procured under the PES schedule.
Bay Area Rapid Transit District, San Francisco, CA, Construction Management Support Services Contract
LS Gallegos was awarded a sub contract by the prime Construction Management Support Services Contractor to provide a team of on-site construction field inspectors to oversee construction activities for BART’s on-going rapid transit capital rehabilitation and extensions program. Immediate inspection assignments include BART’s Station Earthquake Retrofit Program and the Oakland Airport Connector Program.
6th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, NV
LS Gallegos hosted a booth and attended the three day, Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. This conference and expo brought together 2,500 small and large federal contractors, and over forty federal agencies.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 8-on-8
Federal Agency Event and Small Business Industry Day
LS Gallegos hosted a booth and attended the SAME 8-on-8 Conference in Aurora, Colorado. The conference provided an opportunity to network with representatives from several federal, state and local government agencies and to learn about upcoming business opportunities.
Rocky Mountain Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC) Trade Fair
LS Gallegos hosted a booth and attended the Rocky Mountain SADBOC Annual Trade Fair in Denver, Colorado. The SADBOC council promotes the marketability of small, veteran, minority, and women businesses in the Rocky Mountain Region to government agencies and commercial enterprises.
American Public Transit Association (APTA) Rail Conference
LS Gallegos attended the 2010 APTA Rail Conference in Vancouver, BC. This event is North America’s largest and most comprehensive conference for the rail industry, and was sponsored by the APTA and the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (Translink). Attendees benefited from the experience of industry leaders and sessions that covered all facets of the rail industry.
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Owners’ Night
LS Gallegos sponsored and attended the 2nd Annual CMAA Colorado Chapter Owners’ Night in Lakewood, CO. Mr. Ron Saxbury, CCM, a senior member of LS Gallegos’ Project/Construction Management Group, chaired the committee organizing the event. The event was attended by over 100 members and guests, including three speakers representing the Denver Regional Transportation District, FasTracks Program, City and County of Denver Better Denver Bond Program, and City and County of Denver International Airport. The speakers provided information about their respective capital improvement programs.
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Small Business Outreach Event
LS Gallegos attended the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Small Business Outreach Event. The conference provided excellent networking opportunities, as well as education and training to small business owners about working with federal defense and civilian government agencies and prime DoD contractors
Apostol Panayotov Earns PhD in Geographic Information Systems
Apostol Panayotov, a senior member of LS Gallegos’ Project/Construction Management Group, since 2005, was awarded a Doctorate Degree of Philosophy in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the University of Colorado Denver. Mr. Panayotov is also, a part-time professor at the University of Colorado Denver, teaching undergraduate courses in GIS.
High Speed Rail in America Moving Forward
Larry Gallegos and Matt McDole attended the 2009 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Rapid Transit Conference held in Chicago, IL. June 10 – 14. In January 2009 the Obama Administration, authorized the expenditure of $8.0 billion over the next four years for planning and implementing high speed rail passenger train projects in the U.S. Thus, a heightened interest in high speed rail was demonstrated by this year’s conference program which included several sessions led by representatives of transportation organizations currently involved with planning and developing High Speed Rail Projects in the U.S. Planned projects included high speed rail projects on existing track and railroad rights-of-way, primarily in the Mid-west and East Coast; and Super Speed Passenger Train Projects in California, Texas, and Florida.
Contract with Northern Illinois Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
LS Gallegos was awarded one of four multi-year prime contracts to provide Intelligent Transportation System Technology Support Services to the RTA. Contractors will be awarded projects beginning in early 2009. Possible work assignments could include:
Assist RTA staff to determine the role and direction of RTA regarding technology in the region.
Organize and support a Regional Technology Task Force.
Assist in the development of a strategic plan for technology in the region.
Evaluate the viability of various technologies and studies already performed and recommend an approach to a Universal Fare Card/Payment Program in the region.
General Technology Management Support.
RTD Denver FasTracks Independent Cost Assessment
LS Gallegos was awarded a contract to perform an Independent Cost Assessment for the FasTracks program. The LS Gallegos team will be led by John Gaudette, Project Manager, and supported by InfraConsult, LLC, Jonathan Klein, PE, Thomas Stone Consulting, Inc., and Solutions Engineering & Facilitating, Inc. Our team will provide independent design and environmental criteria review, cost assessment, and assessment of cost containment strategies for the FasTracks Program in support of the efforts of RTD to establish revised baseline financial and execution plans for FasTracks.
Matthew McDole Honored with Meritorious Service Award
Matthew McDole is being honored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) with the 2009 Transportation Meritorious Service Award for all his contributions to both the Design-Build Institute of America and the design and construction industry. Winners of this prestigious award will be announced at the Transportation Awards Dinner during the 2009 Design-Build in Transportation Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this April. Congratulations, Matt!
NASA/Honeywell Orion Project
LS Gallegos, in association with Lewis and Fowler, LLC, was selected as a sub-contractor to Honeywell to provide project management and system engineering support for the NASA’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Project. LS Gallegos and Lewis and Fowler project personnel will provide technical support primarily in Glendale, Arizona, and periodically in Houston and Dallas, Texas, and Huntsville, Alabama, as well. LS Gallegos was awarded this contract as part of a NASA initiative to involve small businesses in the multi-billion dollar Orion program through a competitive small business selection process.
LSG Welcomes Matthew M. McDole
LS Gallegos welcomes Mr. Matthew M. McDole, P.E., Vice President, Transportation Services. Mr. McDole is a nationally recognized Transportation Engineer and Program Manager with extensive experience on major public transit, railroad and design/build toll highway projects. Most of his career has been dedicated to the transportation industry. During his career he has held the top Engineering Management position at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid District, the Denver Regional Transportation District, and the E-470 Public Highway Authority. He has also served in leadership roles in several transportation professional associations, and as is currently serving as the 2008-2009 President of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Project Management Institute International Conference
Lawrence Gallegos attended the 4-day Project Management Institute International Conference held for the first time in Denver, CO. A highlight of the conference was the Key Note Speaker Session with former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell as the key note speaker.
Grand Opening Celebration for Euclid Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Line
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority celebrated its grand opening of its Euclid Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Line on October 24, 2008. LS Gallegos as a sub consultant to Parsons Corporation performed Project Management Oversight Consultant Services on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration during the planning, design, construction and start-up phases of the project. The $168,000,000 project was completed on time and within budget. Herb Casner, P.E., LS Gallegos, Principal Consultant attended the October grand opening celebration.
U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service
LS Gallegos was awarded a Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Task Order Contract by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) to provide Contract Specialist Support Services at the NPS’ Headquarters Office in Lakewood, CO. LS Gallegos Contract Specialists will assist in the administration of professional services and construction contracts.
HIMSS Annual Conference
Lawrence Gallegos attended the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. “This was my first time attending an HIMSS event. I found the conference very informative and worthwhile.” stated Mr. Gallegos.
EOSS II Contract at DOD TRICARE
LS Gallegos, teamed with Vangent, Inc.; Planned Systems International, Inc; and CACI, Inc., wins the EOSS II Contract at DOD TRICARE. LS Gallegos will provide senior level information technology professionals to support various TRICARE IT Projects.
LSG Welcomes Ron Saxbury
LS Gallegos welcomes Mr. Ron Saxbury as a senior member of LS Gallegos' Construction Management Group. Mr. Saxbury brings to LSG 35 years of increasingly responsible experience in building architectural and civil construction projects, including sixteen years with the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) (formerly Santa Clara County Transportation Agency). Most recently he served as the owner's representative responsible for construction during VTA's $80 million, three year, Facility Improvements Program. His responsibility included supervision of two consultant teams, two VTA engineers, six VTA and consultant inspectors and support staffing for new construction and renovation to one of VTA's major Operation and Maintenance Facilities. Mr. Saxbury holds the distinguished Certification by the Construction Management Association of America as a Construction Management Professional.
LSGA Rates High on DOE Performance Review
In an annual appraisal from the DOE Central Regional Office, LS Gallegos rates "Outstanding" for QUALITY OF SERVICE. The review comments on this rating as follows: "The contractor has demonstrated an outstanding performance level that was significantly in excess of anticipated achievements and is commendable as an example for others…. A second rating for COST CONTROL scored an "Excellent" with the following note: "There are no cost management issues. Because of the quality of staff and work product we believe the government has saved money."