PEARL HARBOR – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii awarded a contract for a much needed airfield operations, air terminal complex, and aircraft rescue & fire station at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe to dck-ecc pacific guam, LLC, of Clairton, Pa., April 18.

“Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Kaneohe currently operates from four separate facilities which are insufficient to meet our staff, equipment, and mission support requirements,” said Jeff Telling, MCAS operations officer. “Many of the buildings were built in the 1940s and  1950s and are were not designed or do not comply with today’s anti-terrorism and force protection requirements, as well as present day airfield safety clearance criteria.”

The award is a fixed-price task order for $46.6 million under a multiple award construction contract. Six proposals were received.

The project includes the demolition of four buildings (#615, #1168, #6105 and #6026) to allow construction of a state-of-the-art complex comprised of two buildings – a 30,709 sq. ft. MCAS Operations Complex and a 17,104 sq. ft. Aircraft Rescue & Fire Station. In addition, there will be paving and site improvements to the adjacent aircraft parking apron and ramps.

The MCAS Operations Complex will maintain and operate airfield facilities of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in support of the readiness and global projection of operating forces. This command operations facility will include an aircraft passenger terminal, aircraft cargo terminal, air operations and administrative offices, command administrative offices, an operations center and various other support spaces.

The Aircraft Rescue & Fire Station will provide fire protection to installation flight lines and aircraft including support for fire prevention education and training for flight line personnel. The facility will include five apparatus bays, administrative offices, storage and support areas, training, exercise and dorm areas, a dispatch tower and various other support spaces.

Besides the two new buildings, the project includes paving and site improvements associated with the new operations complex including aircraft taxiway, parking aprons, aircraft grounding, ramps and paved shoulders.

Sustainable design principles will be included in the design and construction of the facility so that it will achieve Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Silver certification through various energy and green initiatives. LEED is an internationally-recognized “green” building certification system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000. It is a point-based rating system which offers various levels for new construction in five “green” design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

“The new complex will centralize our assets, provide correctly sized and configured facilities which will assist in eliminating the constraints we currently operate under thereby making us much more efficient,” said Telling. “Our working environment will be up to standard and a better working space for all personnel.”

The project is scheduled for completion in March 2014.

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