The firm will monitor the repairs and new construction of approximately 600 homes under the most recent task order, as well as establish a field office in the CNMI to support the task order. The construction monitoring task order is expected to last for one year with options to extend the contract for two additional years.

Under Dewberry’s first two task orders, the firm assisted with the development of executable operational plans for providing disaster housing within affected areas and conducted 1,050 housing assessments on the islands. Dewberry also prepared standard concept plans for one, two, and three bedroom houses that factored in regional and cultural elements, while withstanding a 195-mile-per-hour wind rating.

“We are excited to continue helping the residents of Saipan and the Tinian Islands rebuild after Typhoon Yutu and look forward to helping the islands become more resilient for future storms,” says associate and senior project manager, Joseph Goetz, PE.