CAAF Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Contract Type: Design/Build

Louisville District

End Date: September 25, 2007

Prime Contractor:
TMS, Pence, Alvarez JV

Project Description
Project consisted of the construction of a new 12,200 square foot, two story maintenance/training facility supporting 3 storage bays, 2 maintenance bays, and a 4’ x 48’ recessed service pit. The facility is fully sprinkled and includes: vehicle exhaust system, gas infraredheating, compressed air system, emergency drench shower/eye wash stations, and hot/cold water hose bibbs throughout the bays. The facility has an 8 ton bridge crane, and common vehicle support spaces such as tool room, parts storage, battery room, toilet and administrative shop control offices. A break room, supporting electrical/mechanical areas and space for future training/classroom are also included.

Performance and Quality
The fast track design/build method used by designer Lyle Cook Martin and the joint venture construction team of TMS Contracting, LLC/Howard W. Pence Inc./RL Alvarez Construction allowed this project to be designed and constructed within the allotted time frame. The experienced design and construction teams minimized delays by anticipating normal construction problems, a long lead delivery items, and providing rapid response to issues as they arose. The design/construction team partnered with the user and had regular meetings to review progress and schedule construction tasks. This coordinated effort provided the Government with an efficient, easily maintained building that meets the needs for this user.  The project was evaluated as Above Average with no terminations or liquidated damages

Work Performance
The joint venture team of TMS/Pence/Alvarez self-performed contract administration, CPM scheduling, concrete formwork and placement, ceiling and interior specialties installation, turf preparation and turf establishment. Because of concurrent workforce demands, the metal building’s structural steel erection and roof system installation were subcontracted in addition to the typical subcontracts of masonry, interior finishes, mechanical and electrical.