The AASF No. 1 Additions/Alterations project was constructed for the State of Florida, Department of Military Affairs, Florida Army National Guard at Cecil Commerce Center. Awarded as lump sum project, the scope of work included environmental restoration, remediation of the entire building envelope, structural modifications for the installation of new overhead cranes, interior re-work, life safety upgrades, MEP system modifications, installation of a new emergency power system and the addition of new elevator tower and front entrance for a 115,791 sf aviation support hangar. This hangar houses Aviation Support Facility No. 1 which performs mission critical aviation maintenance and training for Florida Army National Guard helicopter units deploying to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In addition to the renovation of the existing hangar, the project also included construction of new 35,000 sf humidity-controlled storage hangar, a new 600 sf concrete masonry storage building, demolition and construction of a new 600 sf concrete masonry helicopter wash rack building, a new 200 sf concrete masonry hazardous material storage shed, structural and mechanical modifications to the existing welding shop, and installation of 192,000 sf new concrete paved taxiway and apron complete with airfield lighting and markings. Additional site improvements included re-work of the existing perimeter security fencing, extension of all electrical, water, sewer, gas, and compressed air utilities to the new facilities, installation of a structured storm water collection system and refurbishment of the existing 152,000 sf parking lot.

Barton Malow’s work touched every part of the existing hangar from the front doors leading into the facility to the hangar doors leading out to the airfield; from the foundations to the roof. Since this facility performs mission critical maintenance on the National Guard’s fleet of helicopters in support of the two wars, their operations take place around the clock, seven days a week. All of our work was accomplished while the building was occupied and actively engaged in its mission.

Barton Malow’s team of experienced professionals employed our ISO-certified Management System to develop detailed scheduling, phasing and logistics plans that made it possible to not only complete this project without a single interruption to the work performed by this mission critical facility, but also finish 132 days early. Additionally, strict adherence to the Army Corps of Engineers EMS 385 Safety and Health Requirements insured that we maintained a safe working environment for both the construction staff and Guard personnel employed at this facility. Finally, implementation of the Project Quality Control Plan developed in accordance with the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Control guidelines insured that this project was constructed to the highest standards required for this type of facility.