Summer Consultants, Inc. Receives 2015 DHS Small Business Achievement Award

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) honored Summer Consultants, Inc. with the 2015 Small Business Achievement Award on April 16, 2015. The award recognized Summer Consultants, Inc. for the company's project management of a $38 million design for a biocontainment waste water thermal decontamination system at Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Plum Island, New York. In presenting the award, Kevin Boshears, Director of Office of the Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, cited Summer Consultants, Inc. specifically for the company's project promptness, work thoroughness, and ability to meet conflicting needs and priorities of the end user. 

Established in 2005, the DHS Small Business Achievement Award annually recognizes a select group of small businesses throughout the United States that demonstrate exemplary work in support of the DHS mission. Summer Consultants, Inc. was one of 16 companies nationwide to receive the award in 2015.

Summer Consultants, Inc. is working in close partnership with Merrick & Company, an industry leader in biocontainment laboratory engineering, for the design and installation of the waste water thermal decontamination system at Plum Island. Each company brings unique strengths to the project, with Merrick & Company providing architecture; civil, structural and process engineering; IT/Security; fire protection engineering; commissioning; and peer review services. Summer Consultants, Inc. is providing project management; process, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering; fire protection; IT/Security; and construction administration for the project.

The thermal decontamination system replaces a more than 60-year old sterilization plant with a new batch flow steam sterilization facility located in a Bio-Safety Level (BSL) 3e Laboratory. The Plum Island Animal Disease Center serves as a diagnostics center, research lab, and education facility for foreign animal disease identification and control. For more information regarding this project see the Project Summary
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