In the News – 2006-2007 Archives
Steve Lettau from The Onyx Group becomes new APA Chapter Vice President. Al Fresco in the Public Domain, article by Onyx Planner Jeff Merz. http://www.hawaii.apa.org
DC OCFO Contract Announcement
The Onyx Group has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for Real Estate Advisory Services with the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer. It is a 5-year contract (1 base + 4 options). Services under this contract may fall into several categories including estimates of development costs and timelines, determination of property and development rights and values, estimates of market demands and impact upon value of such demand, estimates of fiscal impact and in general the provision of analysis, conclusions and recommendations to achieve the goals of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The project team assembled by The Onyx Group is able to address these and other real estate advisory requirements as initiated through the OCFO. The Onyx Group has previously provided consulting services for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer when tasked with preparation of a Parking Financial Feasibility Analysis for a District owned and operated parking structure to be built as part of the agreement between the District of Columbia and Major League Baseball for the new Washington Nationals ballpark in SE Washington.
Galley Bay Resort, Antigua
The Onyx Group has been awarded a contract to provide professional information technology and planning-related services to Galley Bay Resort in support of their real property asset management needs. The Onyx Group is assisting the client with implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to organize and manage graphic and non-graphic data representing selected physical surface/subsurface features reflecting the extent of current development, natural conditions, and other salient information.
The Onyx Group, as part of a design-build team with Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. has completed design on an expansion to the West Point Officer's Club overlooking the Hudson River and the renovation of an 11,000-sf Cyber Cafe and Digital Lounge at Fort Gordon, GA.
The Onyx planning team has been awarded a maximum $7,500,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for architect-engineer (A-E) services for facilities and land use planning studies and documents. The primary tasks anticipated are originating and updating planning studies and documents. Ancillary work to edit and rework incomplete or preliminary planning documents into final completed products based on technical knowledge and skills gained by professional training and experience in the planning and maintenance of military and government facilities and installations may be assigned as well. Work will be performed in the areas under the cognizance of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific), or the military service for which NAVFAC Pacific is tasked to provide planning assistance.
Onyx Group Selected for $7.5M Navy Planning Contract
The Honolulu office of the Onyx Group has been selected by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC PAC) to provide facility planning services worldwide with emphasis in the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas. Services to be provided include master planning, special planning studies, BRAC studies, anti-terrorism/force protection studies, construction project documentation as well as all aspects of the Navy's shore facilities planning system. The contract duration is a base year with four option years. Total dollar amount is $7.5 million. Planning projects may include those for other U.S. Military Commands and Agencies (e.g., U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and other U.S. Agencies) worldwide, in addition to those of the U.S. Navy. Established in 1982, the Onyx Group is a facilities planning, design and technology firm headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in San Diego, Oakland and Honolulu.
The Onyx Group's Drew Markwood recently gave his presentation entitled "Encroachment Management-Transformation to Operational Sustainability" at the Air Force Environmental Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. The presentation covers recent encroachment management program developments of the Department of Defense and the military services and presents an encroachment management strategy for implementation at the installation level. Also, resources for tools, strategies and best practices in encroachment management are outlined in the presentation.
Continuing our tradition of dedication to helping our community, The Onyx Group recently participated in the 2005 Alexandria Holiday Sharing Program. Members of our team generously donated gifts to help make the Holiday Season brighter for two needy families in the local community. In addition, The Onyx Group raised over 475 canned food items to donate to the Alexandria and San Diego food banks.
The Onyx Group Design Team, as a subcontractor to Shaw E and I, has participated in a number of Damaged Building Assessments on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS utilizing in-house architecture from both the Alexandria office and the Oakland office. A subcontract with FEA provided the assessment team two mechanical engineers as well. Our task was to assess current building damage caused by Hurricane Katrina including flooding, moisture retention in interior finishes and wind damage. We provided demolition reports and curative action plans to correct the damage and bring the condition of the building back to its original state before Katrina.
The Onyx Team responds to Hurricane Katrina!
As the Gulf Coast region works to recover, the Department of Defense fights a double battle. Not only is the DoD working to rebuild the affected communities, but they also have to rebuild the places they work and live. Among the military installations that need help is Keesler, AFB. Through The Onyx Group's business partnership with Shaw E and I, we have quickly mobilized and already sent staff to the Gulf Coast to provide Architectural and Engineering related damage assessment services. In this time of tragedy, The Onyx Group is proud to be able to do our part to help out the United States Department of Defense.