Granite books $16M contract to build FEMA homes

ConDig (13-Oct-20) Civil contractor and construction materials producer Granite Construction has landed a $16 million contract for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) homes in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth in the Western Pacific.

Under the design-build deal with the US Department of Homeland Security, the company will build twenty new homes, replacing those severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu, the strongest typhoon ever recorded to impact the Mariana Islands, and the second-strongest to strike the US or its territories.

Granite will be responsible for all permitting, site design and construction of all the cast-in-place concrete homes. 

Construction is slated to start in the fall of 2020 and earmarked to finish by spring 2021.

“Our team in Guam is well-positioned to perform this work and leverage our locally-established infrastructure,” said Granite senior vice president and group manager Matt Tyler. 

“We are honored to be selected to help rebuild this community and to assist the residents of Saipan.”

Granite said that it had worked in Guam and the Marianas Islands since 2011.

In August, a subsidiary of Granite netted five sewer renewal contracts worth a total of $148 million.

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