Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility

Contract Type: Design/Build

Louisville District

End Date: March 1, 2009

Prime Contractor: TMS Contracting & Compton Const.

Project Description:
This project developed a 10+ acre site with 3 new buildings, underground utilities, security fencing, site lighting, storm drainage, and a 480’ x 600’ concrete hardstand with underground provisions for future power and communication outlets distributed throughout the hardstand. The main building is a 45,000 sq ft, two story maintenance/training facility supporting 14 repair bays, 2 welding bays, and a recessed service pit. The facility is fully sprinkled and includes: vehicle exhaust systems, welding exhaust systems, gas infrared heating, compressed air system, emergency drench shower/eye wash stations, central vehicle fluid (engine oil, gear oil, antifreeze, etc.) distribution systems, and hot/cold water hose bibbs throughout the bays. A 10 ton bridge crane is provided common and vehicle support spaces such as; tool room, parts storage, tool box storage, consolidated bench repair, men’s and women’s toilet and locker/shower rooms, and administrative shop control offices. The main building also includes a weapons vault, a comsec vault, NIPR and SIPR telecom rooms, two training/classrooms, break/conference room, and supporting electrical/mechanical areas. Support buildings include a P.O.L. storage building and an 11,000 sq ft organizational storage building.

Performance and Quality
The fast track design/build method used by designer JKS Architects and the joint venture construction team of TMS Contracting, LLC/Compton Construction allowed this project to be designed and constructed within the allotted contract time frame. The design and construction teams minimized delays by anticipating normal construction problems, long lead delivery items, and provided a 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 user with an efficient, easily maintained building that meets all their needs.

Work Performance
The joint venture team of TMS/Compton self performed contract administration, CPM scheduling, concrete formwork and placement (except hardstand concrete), pre-engineered building erection, hollow metal doors/hardware installation, interior specialties installation, turf preparation, sod placement and turf establishment. The typical subcontracts for excavation, masonry, interior finishes, mechanical, and electrical were issued to responsible, well established specialty trade subcontractors.