The objective of this project was to provide the US Military with a new building that is an environmentally-controlled storage and staging facility for their operations in the North Pacific.
APC was the prime contractor on this design-build contract for the new building construction project involving multiple construction disciplines to include architectural and engineering services.
This project required a geo-technical survey of the existing site conditions to locate and jet grout voids in the coral layers of earth below. The excavations for the foundation footing required military munitions control & unexploded ordinance (MEC/UXO) to first clear the area.
The structure consisted of cast-in-place reinforced concrete foundation, walls, and roof structure that was supported by a pre-cast structural system. All cast-in-place concrete and pre-cast erection was self-performed by APC crews. The building also required a complete electrical power & lighting package, fire detection & alarm system, HVAC, lightening protection, decorative CMU, glass block, overhead ceiling doors, typhoon shutters, and a silicone-roof coating system.
APC’s material coordination and organization were critical as storage and staging areas were very limited due to the island’s geographical confines. In addition, all APC personnel, tools, and equipment required thorough inspection prior to being allowed within the active military facility; however, this did not adversely affect APC’s project’s timeline and scheduling since APC is highly skilled in working and thriving in such secure environments. Due to the nature of the facility, work stoppages were frequent and required constant coordination and successful communication with all trades and contracting representatives.