Project Description

Title:

Construct Swimming Pool and Upgrade Campground Facilities

Location:

Thurmont, Maryland

Owner:

National Park Service

General Contractor/Client:

Terra Site Constructors, LLC

Designer:

WSP Architects

Project Start Date:

September 2020

Project Completion Date:

August 2021

Project Overview:

The National Park Service selected Terra Site Constructors to perform new construction and renovation requirements for Camp Misty Mount, located in Catoctin National Historic Park.

The scope of work included site demolition of a recreational pool facility, utility upgrades, site work improvements, renovation of the existing pool house, construction of a new ADA accessible swimming pool, secondary power and interior electrical distribution for 36 buildings, mechanical upgrades to several buildings, site amenities, fencing, and site pavements.

Purpose:

Historic Camp Misty Mount was originally constructed by the WPA in 1937 as a public recreational facility and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The swimming pool and supporting bath house required upgrades to meet current ABBAS/ADA standards, which required construction of the pool with an integral ramp. Additionally, the pool house was also improved and upgraded to current accessibility standards. The historic cabins required upgraded electrical service and interior distribution systems.

Challenges:

  • Remote location with limited resources
  • Extended winter working conditions
  • Aggressive completion schedule
  • Protection of historic resources and structures

Solutions:

  • Implementation of a Project plan with solution driven approach
  • Coordinated schedule activities to accommodate winter conditions
  • Held weekly coordination meeting to ensure cooperation between trades
  • Followed protection procedures for historic resources and structures

Outcome:

Terra is significantly ahead of schedule with an anticipated contract completion of over 1 month early.

The project performance success is resulting from the collaborative and partnering culture fostered by the National Park Service, Designer, Trade Partners, and Terra.