As a FEMA PA subcontract holder since 2005, iParametrics has supported more than 60 Presidentially declared disasters in 31 States and 2 US Territories. Our staff, comprised primarily of highly technical engineers and SMEs as well as specialty staff, have supported all areas within the recovery program such as damage evaluation (DDDs), scope of work development (SOWs), financial analysis, monitoring and compliance, cost analysis and CEF estimating (CFEs), mitigation and policy efforts, litigation, arbitration and appeals support, training as well as program review and closeout operations. Our applicants have included numerous States and municipalities such as Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Jacksonville, New Orleans, and Newark, NJ as well as numerous critical infrastructure and lifeline systems including the Port of New Orleans and Port Canaveral, Omaha Public power District, Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant, New Orleans Water and Sewer Board, Harris County Public Utilities, City of Newark Utility Authority, Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Baptist Health Systems and Texas Medical Center amongst many others.
iParametrics has been playing a vital role in the nation’s response and recovery from both Natural and Man-made Disasters through our involvement in the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program. Our technical teams are comprised of engineers, financial and policy specialists, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who work closely with Federal, State, and local agencies to address pre- and post-disaster recovery challenges. Our team has responded to over 60 Presidentially declared disasters supporting over 200 cities, counties, townships and parishes throughout the country.
iParametrics holds a five-year subcontract to provide Port Support Services (PSS) to the Port of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, for emergency management, disaster planning, mitigation and recovery efforts for the country’s largest port. Under this program iParametrics authored the Port’s Comprehensive Planning, Response and Recovery framework and its Disaster Response and Assessment plans. During times of crisis, iParametrics provides project management, technical support and consulting in support of Port recovery operations.
iParametrics provided statewide technical services in support of Hurricane Sandy. These services include Program and Process Management, Financial Auditing, Grant Management and Closeout services. One representative task order under this program supported the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection for the restoration of NJ State Route 35, the Steel Sheet Dunes Pile Restoration Project and contiguous shoreline and beaches. On behalf of the Department of Treasury, iParametrics worked with FEMA, the Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, State and local officials and recovery contractors on the oversight and monitoring of this $236M project which encompasses 14 miles of highway and associated infrastructure (sewer, water, gas, electric, etc.), four townships (Mantoloking, Lavallette, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park), four stormwater pump stations and mitigation projects which included the construction of a 4-mile-long steel sheet pile seawall within the sand dunes on the beach in Mantoloking and Brick, NJ.
iParametrics’ Homeland Security and Infrastructure Protection program is built on the expertise of management and staff with extensive direct experience with the Department of Homeland Security, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as numerous public and private physical security programs. We understand the importance of developing critical relationships, preparing strategies and policies, and setting priorities. We offer practical guidance for planning effectively, spending wisely, and making the nation’s communities safer. Our experts help organizations reduce vulnerability, reduce downtime as well as lower response and recovery costs associated with a crisis event.
Headquartered in Lakewood Colorado, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (WAPA or Western) encompasses a 15-state region of the Central and Western U.S. and provides power to hundreds of communities and millions of consumers throughout the United States. Under this program, iParametrics conducts enterprise-wide Security Planning and performs Physical Security and Risk Assessment reviews. We also support WAPA’s NERC CIP compliance program.
At approximately 325 Western Facilities, across Western’s 15-state region, we analyze existing physical security measures, electronic security systems and practices in each facility, and provide findings and recommendations for corrective action to enhance Western’s physical security program. iParametrics is assessing Western’s Bulk Electric System (BES) and sites including: headquarters facilities and regional offices, high voltage and extra high voltage transmission stations and substations, 17,000+ circuit mile transmission system, operations centers and maintenance facilities.
Washington State Capitol Campus Security Study - iParametrics was selected by the lead security agency for the Washington State Capitol Campus to provide a comprehensive review of the 468-acre capitol grounds and all structures. Our firm assessed over 30 facilities supporting 46 state agencies including the Governors Complex, State Senate, State Legislature and the Temple of Justice. Working with a broad set of stakeholders, we are assessing risk, analyzing staffing, organizational structures, crisis communications plans, and the integration of physical security systems. Our end goal is providing a phased, prioritized plan for holistic campus physical security and safety.
In September 2016, a State of Emergency was declared for North Carolina and Mecklenburg County after historic riots and looting swept through the streets of Uptown Charlotte after a police shooting on the afternoon of Sept. 20. As a result, iParametrics was retained by Mecklenburg County, NC to support the development of an enterprise security program and facility risk assessment to better help the city deal with the system shocks and stresses prevalent within the rapidly growing and ethnically diverse metropolitan area. With a population of over 1.2M residents, Mecklenburg County is the largest county in North Carolina and home to the City of Charlotte. The project entailed the develop of an Enterprise Security Strategy and framework in support of over 100 county facilities, 5,000 employees and 100 security officers. The first phase of work includes the assessment of the county’s security posture including the evaluation and development of the county’s DBT, evaluation of county physical security systems, development of facility security levels (FSL) for county facilities, threat, vulnerability assessment, operational assessment, technology assessment, evaluation of the requirement for a Security Operations Center (SOC) and the development of a security master plan.
iParametrics is supporting the Brownsville Public Utility Board (BPUB) in the development and execution of its Security Master Plan and security risk assessments. BPUB provides electric, water and wastewater services to a 133-mile area which encompasses the City of Brownsville, TX along the southernmost tip of Texas, on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. iParametrics has been tasked to provide a comprehensive security risk assessment to evaluate and make recommendations regarding the existing physical security measures, current emergency response protocols, training initiatives, current security policies and procedures, current staffing of contracted security services, current security communications and current security surveillance systems and develop a master plan. The company is assessing 18 facilities including water and wastewater treatment plants, water towers, a power plant, electric substations, wastewater lift stations, office buildings, and other utility facilities. Many of these facilities are located on the United States-Mexico border and subject to transnational crime which occurs in the border region.
Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest publicly owned utility providing electric service to a population of almost a million customers, with a service area covering approximately 437 square miles including the City of Austin, Travis County and a small portion of Williamson County. The project entails the protection of more than 5,400 miles of overhead primary and secondary power lines; Almost 6,000 miles of underground primary and secondary lines; 620 miles of transmission lines; 72 substations; 6 office buildings; 2 power plants; 4 distributed generation plants and 2 payment centers.
iParametrics has developed an enterprise threat and risk assessment program and process for the protection of critical infrastructure across the organization. We evaluated:
The project entailed the development of a regional and sector specific DBT for critical infrastructure systems, identification of critical infrastructure, personnel and systems; review of existing capabilities and systems; review of policies and procedures; identification of potential threats and hazards; vulnerability and impact assessments and development of a risk assessment report which documents the above and suggests risk treatments and costs to remove or reduce risk and minimize the depth and duration of disruption.
iParametrics has an outstanding record of quality performance on assignments for the USACE, Navy, VA, DOE, and FEMA, as well as many other public and private sector clients throughout the US. Our team members have supported design and construction projects in 24 Countries, 43 States and 3 US Territories. We have extensive experience providing detailed cost estimating and analysis, scheduling, risk, project control and management services on a wide range of client facilities, installations and civil works projects throughout the world. Our in-depth knowledge of government programing and its requirements ensures our clients receive independent, accurate and defensible cost estimates in accordance with the standards required by the agency overseeing the project.
In partnership with WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering firms, iParametrics supported a broad range of estimating and value engineering projects for USACE including a Cyber Operations Facility for the 192nd Fighter Wing.
The project entailed the design and construction of a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility and an operational support area to conduct training and operations for the Wing’s new 185th Cyberspace Operations Squadron.
NAVFAC is the Naval Shore and Expeditionary Systems Command that plans, builds, and maintains sustainable facilities; delivers environmental, utilities and other base services; and acquires and manages expeditionary combat force systems and equipment. iParametrics is providing planning, cost and value engineering and economic analysis on six recently awarded task orders, including feasibility/planning studies for buildings in Southern California; interior renovations at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia; and two new medical buildings. The new buildings include an approximately 44,000-square-foot medical dental clinic at the Marine Corps Air Station in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and an approximately 478,000-square-foot research and laboratory addition to the medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Services, located within the historic Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This roughly $280-million-dollar project will comprise approximately 120,000 square feet of laboratories, a bio-safety level (BSL) 3 laboratory and six radiology rooms, including MRIs.
Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Facility, Fort Stewart, GA: iParametrics performed as a subcontractor to Burns & McDonnell for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, providing cost estimating and project management for the construction of the Unmanned Aerial Surveillance facilities and related infrastructure at Fort Stewart, GA. This 129,000+ Square Foot project constructed standard design facilities to support the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) unit at Fort Stewart. The purpose of the projects was to provide facilities for administrative operations, aviation (flying) operations, maintaining and repairing UAS aircraft and all support equipment and facilities. The project included force protection measures including building access control, surveillance, mass notification systems, appropriate standoff distances, elevated air intakes, and laminated glass for windows and doors.
iParametrics leverages a range of technology platforms such as analytics engines and GIS modeling tools to drive insight discovery of client operations through data visualization. Historical information provides trends that allow our consultants to identify potential high-risk time periods and high risk/high impact structures within a region or zone. This information can be utilized to proactively prepare for, respond to, and potentially mitigate the depth and duration of impact of a crisis event and empower decision-making. iParametrics also utilizes proprietary modeling software to perform GIS modeling of client assets overlaid with statistical analysis of natural hazard exposure, crime, terrorism and risk profiles for a broad range of regional and local hazard events.
As a sub-contractor to MOCA Systems, iParametrics provided analytical support and modeling to the USACE for a Market Construction Cost Study of Hurricane Impacts. Our task was to identify, analyze and model the key civil works and military construction cost elements to better understand the impacts that natural disasters, including hurricanes, have on military construction programs. The study provided in-depth analysis to help DOD understand the hurricane price premium incurred for any region of the US based on various characteristics of a hurricane and current economic conditions. Our data collection and analysis process included qualitative empirical data collection from DOD construction experts and construction companies and internet web searches; quantitative objective data collection from recognized construction cost data bases; historical funding data from FEMA, SAS JMP statistical modeling to develop independent variables; cost modeling using the PACES parametric cost estimating model; and geo-analytical hazard modeling utilizing the Qlik Analytics platform.