In June 2011, Pernix Group was awarded the Office Building Compound Rehabilitation Project at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger. This project was located on an operating embassy compound and included the phased construction of a new warehouse, generator/utility building including the supply of a generator, fuel system and electrical distribution equipment, electrical demarcation building, Service Compound Access Control building (SCAC), and additions to the existing Chancery office building and the existing Consular/General Services Office (EOBC) building. This project also comprised of the interior renovations of the EOBC building including complete demolition and refurbishment of mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, plumbing, and security systems, as well as complete architectural demolition and renovation. New landscaping for the compound, replacement/upgrade of underground utilities and infrastructure, and a new storm water retention system were also included.

The Office Building Compound Rehabilitation Project at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger successfully reached Substantial Completion on April 30, 2015 and Final Completion on September 30, 2015. Pernix left behind a fully renovated general and consular office building, new hardened and conditioned warehouse building and support annex including a new motor pool driver lounge, new utility demarcation, electrical controls, and power generation buildings. Pernix self-performed the fit-out of newly built special use space increasing the Chancery building’s footprint and capacity by over 185m2. Additionally, existing life safety systems were upgraded throughout all existing buildings and interconnected to new fire and sprinkler systems per latest NFPA and UL standards.

Our team integrated safety into all work activities of the project, increasing awareness and training that included multi-lingual instruction delivery, hands-on understanding and use of safety equipment and procedures benefiting the locally employed construction personnel. Our procedures and guidelines kept our project’s multinational team safe enabling the Pernix to reach over 1.5 million total man-hours without lost time accident.

  • Owner:Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations
  • Location:Niamey, Niger
  • Project Type:Design/Bid/Build