Two Inland engineering firms were recently awarded multimillion-dollar federal contracts – a Temecula firm will work at two military bases and a historic site in North Carolina and a Riverside firm will do renovation work on a downtown Los Angeles building. Crew MW III of Temecula won a $49 million contract that calls for maintenance, new construction and affiliated work at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Dare County Bomb Range, as well as the Fort Fisher Civil War historic site, all in North Carolina. Company officials who could discuss the contract in more detail were doing out-of-office work on Tuesday, April 5 and not immediately available. Crew MW III was chosen from among seven offers, according to a government account, and the work is expected to be complete by March 17, 2017. The work was described as “maintenance, repair, alteration, and new construction with mechanical, electrical, demolition, painting, site utilities, paving and earthwork.” In Riverside, Stronghold Engineering won a nearly $16 million federal contract from the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service for work on the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles. The work will focus on turning courtrooms at the Roybal facility into administrative offices in anticipation of a new federal courthouse opening this year in downtown Los Angeles, said Scott Bailey, co-founder of Stronghold with wife Beverly Bailey. The work will cover 10 complete floors and three partial floors on the 22-story building. Stronghold also worked on a seismic retrofit and life/safety improvements on floors 1 through 8 of the nearby downtown Los Angeles Federal Building, an $80 million project, according to the company’s website. Contact the writer: rdeatley@pe.com or 951-368-9573