Special Ops Aircraft Hangar, Fort Campbell

All services required to prepare a Design/Build RFP and other supporting documents necessary for construction of the Special Operations Forces Landgraf Hangar Extension at Fort Campbell, KY, including services required to assist the Government with land surveys, underground utility surveys, and identification of all permitting requirements. Included in the project is the construction of a two-story aircraft maintenance hangar addition including expansion of the engine, power train, airframe, machine, hydraulic shops and training space. Building systems include fire detection and suppression, energy management control integrated to match the local system, SIPRNet and NIPRNet communications networks with protected distribution system, intrusion detection, surveillance, and electronic access control, CID, and audio visual services. Supporting facilities include all related site-work and utilities, lighting, parking, curb and gutter, sidewalks, storm drainage, landscaping, roads, and other site improvements. Special construction includes sustainable construction features complying with LEED “Silver”.

Doppler Relocation, California

The Federal Aviation Administration required the construction of a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) facility with Doppler at Stockton Metropolitan Airport. The project primarily consisted of the design of a pre-fab building foundation and a steel frame counterpoise footing.

The final design included a geotechnical investigation, the structural design of a steel counterpoise, and a site plan including grading, drainage, access road, entrance gate, and utilities. The final construction bid package consisted of plans and specifications which included lightning protection and grounding and security fencing in addition to the previously mentioned items. All drawings were compliant with the current UBC and Seismic requirements. All electrical design complied with FAA Stand 019e, 1217f, and NEC.

Hydroturbine Replacement, Rock Island Arsenal

This project was to replace and upgrade the turbines at Unit 9 and 10 at the RIA Hydroelectric Plant at Rock Island Arsenal. The scope required new turbine runners to be computer modeled, designed, manufactured, installed and performance tested. The project included improvements necessary to improve efficiency and reliability. The turbines drive a generator that is connected to the turbine shaft through a speed increasing gearbox. The new turbine runners needed to be modeled to provide power over the widest head range possible. This project was intended to increase use of renewable energy resources and helps meet the goals of the Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management. Suhail provided plans and specifications for a DB RFP for an experienced hydraulic turbine manufacturer to design, build and install the Hydropower Turbines and new turbine shafting systems.

80 Ton Tank Trail Bridge

Professional services were provided to the Department of the Army for the design of a bridge on a tank trail across Sand Creek in Camp Ravenna. This structure required unique finite element analysis in order to determine the distribution due to the 80 ton tank load specified for this project. Twin existing Bailey bridges were replaced with a new structure designed to current LRFD and ODOT Standards. Newly developed modified bulb-T pre-stressed beams were utilized on this project. These beams are extremely slender and fit in perfectly within the limited structural depth available on the project due to the Q100 hydraulic water elevation. Roadway approach redesign was also required.

DOPPLER VOR, Colorado

The Federal Aviation Administration required the construction of a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) facility with Doppler at Garfield County Airport in Rifle, Colorado. The project primarily consisted of the design of a pre-fab building foundation and a steel frame counterpoise footing.

The final design included a geotechnical investigation, the structural design of a steel counterpoise, and a site plan including grading, drainage, access road, entrance gate, and utilities. The final construction bid package consisted of plans and specifications which included lightning protection and grounding and security fencing in addition to the previously mentioned items. All drawings were compliant with the current UBC and Seismic requirements. All electrical design complied with FAA Stand 019e, 1217f, and NEC.

Battalion HQ Enhanced Commissioning

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and Architectural disciplines were required for this project to provide commissioning services for design, construction, and initial occupancy phases of the Battalion Headquarters Complex at Fort Campbell, KY. The Fort Campbell Battalion Headquarters Complex is a $54.5M, 231,301 sf facility consisting of standard design facilities for a Battalion Headquarters Complex. Primary facilities include a Barracks (110,876 sf), Battalion Headquarters with classrooms (16,000 sf), and Company Operations Facilities (87,529 sf) with Covered Hardstand (16,896 sf). The project is required to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver and obtain LEED points for EA credit 3, Enhanced Commissioning. Suhail provided a commissioning team to lead, oversee, and review the energy system commissioning process through design and construction of the project.

Infantry Squad Battle Course

Development of programming documents for an Infantry Squad Battle Course (ISBC) on the existing Kennedy Range at Fort Knox, KY including validation of the 1391 estimate, concept design, and recommendations for USACE MILCON project submission. Design services included civil, architecture, structural, MEP, communications, environmental, and cost estimating. Estimates were developed using PACES for vertical structures and MII for horizontal components, including site work.

The ISBC included range and range operations and control areas. The range area included stationary and mobile infantry and armor target installations, mortar simulation devices, trench obstacles and machine gun bunkers grouped into five objective areas. The ROCA structures included a Range Control Tower, Operations/Storage Building, Classroom Building, Latrine, Covered Mess, Ammunition Breakdown Building, and Bleacher Enclosure.

Live Fire Exercise Shoothouse

Programming Documents for a Live Fire Exercise Shoothouse (LFSH) located on existing Range 44 at Fort Campbell, KY including a design charrette at the base with all of the stake holders on the project and representatives of the design team. The charrette validated the project scope presented in the DD form 1391, confirming that a standard design LFSH per U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Design Guide, would meet the needs of the range manager. The project team reviewed major building systems components, floor plans and site plan options with the users. Cost estimates were developed using PACES

The Shoothouse included a new structure with eight training rooms and two corridors, blow panels, target controls and a catwalk overview area. Ballistic wall construction consisted of 3/8″ AR500 steel plate with replaceable DuraBlock panels. The ROCA included an After Action Review Building, Operations/Storage Building, and Ammunition Breakdown Building. Services included civil, architecture, structural, MEP, communications, environmental design, and cost estimating.