J&J Contractors, Inc. was contracted by the General Services Administration to construct a new United States Land Port of Entry at the border of the United States and Canada in Calais, ME.
The 100,000 SF border crossing station is located on a remote site in the north east corner of Maine. The facility is a landmark for the General Services Administration as well as the United States Government in partnership with the Canadian Government.
As the site is in a remote location, building supplies (i.e. concrete and bituminous paving) were onerous to obtain, with most of the local suppliers being over an hour and a half driving distance.
Subcontractors were able to set up onsite temporary plants to produce these materials for ease of use on the site.
J&J Contractors, Inc. self-performed the site work, the concrete form work, and foundations. We encountered approximately 50,000 CY of ledge during excavation that was blasted, crushed and reused onsite, as well as 75,000 CY of unsuitable materials that were transported offsite. The project also included a 200,000 SF steel reinforced concrete apron.