AGC of America Marvin M. Black Partnering Merit Award Engineering News-Record Global Best Project Merit Award

Partnering Results

  • Completed on-schedule with some portions delivered early.
  • Delivered $20 million in tenant-requested added scope without any time lost.
  • Completed within budget.
  • Won local, national and global construction and design industry awards.
  • Designed and built to meet LEED Gold Certification
  • Aligned the design and construction team, as well as third-party project stakeholders through partnering workshops and monthly teamwork surveys.
  • Enhanced communication among various project stakeholders

Project Description

As the gateway to $35 billion worth of commerce, making it one of the busiest land ports in the country, the Mariposa Land Port of Entry serves as the main port of entry for produce into the United States from Mexico.

The Mariposa expansion project included demolition of existing facilities and construction of primary and secondary inspection areas for both commercial and non-commercial vehicles, a new administration building, a pedestrian processing facility, a new canine kennel and other support structures within 13 acres. Upon completion, the expansion increased inspection capacity, and the port now boasts technology that expedites inspections while maximizing customs enforcement.

General contractor Hensel Phelps, along with the many subcontractors, government agencies and others, used partnering to facilitate collaboration on this multi-faceted project. Through this focused team effort, the project team addressed a variety of challenges ranging from flood mitigation, flexible workspace, changes in scope and personnel, as well as rugged terrain. Furthermore, all work was performed under high security, and the team sequenced construction over four phases to allow the busy land port of entry to remain operational 16 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the project’s five-year duration.

Project Details

2,395,800 SF
$200 million
LEED® Gold

Project Team

General Service Administration

General Contractor:
Hensel Phelps

Construction Managers:
Vanir Construction Management (Phase 1)
Heery International (Phase 2-4b)

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