Conti Federal recently completed a $16.9M firm-fixed-price contract to restore essential base infrastructure for an Israeli Air Force Base in southern Israel. Awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Europe district, work included the renovation and expansion of Israeli Air Force (IAF) runways and adjacent taxiways. Tactical aircraft safety systems were also improved with the construction of a brand-new Aircraft Arresting System that required reinforced concrete work to secure arresting nets.
Conti Federal adhered to stringent asphalt levelness requirements upon paving of the new tarmac, which was achieved by utilizing a specialized material transfer system during asphalt placement, mitigating any dump truck impact.
In conjunction to the runway and taxiway renovations, Conti Federal constructed a new 980 square meter (approximately 10,550 square foot) kosher kitchen consisting of 35 rooms all while avoiding any interruption to the current dining operations that served over 7,000 meals per day. All construction took place within a structure that demanded renovation. Conti Federal worked closely with the IAF to ensure optimal repair to the space.
Conti Federal also installed a 135 square meter (roughly 1,450 square feet) TRAFO building to house high and low-voltage transformers to power the dining hall, hardening the structure significantly. Sitting on a couple stories with a reinforced basement, walls, floor, and roof slab, a total of 995 cubic meters (35,138 cubic feet) of concrete was poured for its construction.
All cast-in-place concrete work and security logistics were self-performed by Conti Federal who also oversaw the management of the project, from quality control to safety oversight, along with coordination of the client and end user.
Warrior Lean™, Conti Federal’s propriety construction management system, demonstrated its capabilities in the real work as runway paving was completed and reopened for IAF use two months ahead of schedule. Real-time assessments of project changes were addressed with additional workforce to accelerate the project to meet the IAF’s schedule.