Luster National, Inc at West Point

LUSTER was awarded work with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as a marquee subcontractor to construct a new clinic at the Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH).  LUSTER provides construction management and construction services with a variety of other tasks.  LUSTER provides scheduling services using Primavera P6. The schedule is cost loaded and is used as a management tool to ensure the project is built according to schedule.  The schedule forms the basis for validating and approving contractor pay applications. We not only created the schedule but continue to maintain it. All schedules are developed by LUSTER and are in compliance with the USACE contract.

Our Site Safety Manager enforces compliance with the project’s safety and health requirements and the approved Accident Prevention Plan (APP) and Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA).  He conducts safety briefings for subcontractors and trades, tracks safety and health issues, conducts mishap investigations, and maintains OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 300 logs. We also provide the Team’s Internal Quality Control Manager. His role is to ensure the team complies with the USACE contract. He meets with USACE and the on-site team to review and advise on:

  • Contract compliance
  • Risk mitigation measures the team can take
  • On-site team procedures
  • Performance metrics
  • Client satisfaction and concerns

Construction Inspection/Quality Control (CI/QC) is a vital and essential part of the overall success of this project as well. Our CI/QC ensures the work is done in compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ construction standards to include review and approval of the contractor’s Project Management Plan, Quality Control Plan, and Safety Plan.

LUSTER introduced a unique component to the West Point project, our Veterans Intern Training Program. The internship program provides 48-weeks of construction related field experience and professional development opportunities to military veterans.  The design of the program will expose interns to the full-range of project duties and activities and will take advantage of the unique training opportunities presented by our Team.

To extend the reach of this program, our Team made the Veterans training program a contractual requirement for each subcontractor over a specific dollar value. Presently, three veterans are fully involved in the training program. The hospital is located in a restricted space at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

The three‐phased, $28.5M project scheduled for completion in 2014, will add 53,000-sq. ft. of additional space and includes extensive utility relocation, civil/site work such as storm water retention. The project includes renovation at the interface of the existing hospital and the new clinic.  Once complete, the hospital addition will include outpatient and administrative office space.