The Shell Appomattox Living Quarters Module

Shell Appomattox Living Quarters

Shell Appomattox Living Quarters

Client: Shell Oil Company
Location: Ingleside, TX
Architect: W.S. Nelson
Date of Completion: August 2017

The Shell Appomattox Living Quarters Module is a 40,000 square foot building for placement on the Appomattox Oil Production Platform to be situated in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Broadmoor provided the construction of the architectural outfitting for the module, which included the interior living spaces (approximately 50 bedrooms), athletic facility, conference rooms, professional kitchen, dining room, laboratory spaces, and numerous storage systems.  Construction took place at the Kiewit Facilities in Ingleside, TX.

With over 250,000 man-hours worked, no loss time accidents occurred, and Broadmoor’s team was awarded the Safety Crew of the month three times in a 12 month period.

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility Cell Interior

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

Client: NASA Michoud

Location: New Orleans, LA

Architect: Jacobs Technologies, Inc.

Date of Completion: February 2016

The Michoud Assembly Facility is an 832-acre site owned by NASA in New Orleans East. Organizationally, it is part of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and is currently a multi-tenant complex, allowing commercial and government contractors, as well as government agencies, to use the site.  Most recently, Broadmoor built  the new, $26 million Vertical Assembly Building, bringing an important piece of NASA’s vision for the future of human space flight and exploration to reality.  The building will serve as the campus’s main production facility that accommodates the unique requirements associated with ARES I Upper Stage final assembly operations.

In addition, Broadmoor has also completed renovations existing NASA industrial buildings, constructing new equipment platforms, and the construction of a $21 million redundant pump-station.

The Swedish industrial company ESAB, as a private contractor of NASA, contracted Broadmoor to construct the new Vertical Assembly Center for use by the new heavy-lift Space Launch System. The system is designed to support the materials and craft necessary for NASA’s anticipated Mission to Mars.  This Vertical Assembly Center is the first of its kind in North America, and built alongside construction work at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

Broadmoor is proud to be part of such a monumental endeavor, which may take America – and all mankind – further into the future of space travel.

crane lowering Shell Olympus Mars B Platform

Shell Olympus Mars B Living Quarters

Olympus Mars Living Quarters

Client: Royal Dutch Shell

Architect: Shell Engineering

Date of Completion: 2013

When Shell first encountered hydrocarbons in the Mars basin in 1989, it was one of the Gulf’s largest discoveries to date.  The Olympus platform, built to manage the work at this basin, builds on a history of pace setting projects that have made Shell one of the largest oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform, completed in 2013, is now home to 192 employees.  This living quarters module, with its architectural outfitting completed by Broadmoor, incorporates a control room and an emergency-response center.  A key factor in designing the space was to ensure there were significantly minimized safety risks to all personnel. In a pilot program that represents an industry first, the entire project team introduced a 4D plant design management software (PDMS) to the construction project.  This system links the commonly used 3D PDMS to construction activities, providing a color-coded visual representation that displays the progression of construction over time.  This technology makes it easier for the site project team to monitor construction progress, and illustrate to the client all phases of construction.