Israeli Air Force Bases 1 and 2: Motor Wing, Runways, and North Gate

Central Israel

Israel’s primary spaceport and one of its most technologically advanced air force bases requires the most up-to-date facilities to operate on the highest level.

Israel’s primary spaceport and one of its most technologically advanced air force bases requires the most up-to-date facilities to operate on the highest level.

The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) called upon USACE Europe to lead renovations and new construction on Israeli Air Force Bases (IAFB) 1 and 2, respectively.

Conti was instrumental in the renovation of facilities on these air force bases. The team built a one-story central motor wing building, rehabilitated the North Gate entrance, constructed helicopter aprons and runways at IAFB 1 and performed taxiway renovations at IAFB 2.

The motor wing building included reinforced concrete foundation, specialized welded steel framing, flooring, ceilings, electrical and plumbing. When finished, the building stood at 12,379 square feet and included 7-foot high exterior reinforced concrete walls.

Conti also installed entrance barriers, two security booths, one security check building and a parking area in IAFB 1’s North Gate. Conti’s renovations at IAFB 2 included scraping, paving and painting of one runway and two helicopter aprons.

Conti faced considerable challenges when working on two active MOD bases, including security clearances and logistic issues. Still, the team completed the project on schedule with no interruption to base operations.

Conti benefited the local community by actively pursuing work with local Israeli subcontractors, resulting in nearly 90% work performed by the local work force.

Project details

Client USACE Europe
Value $8.4M
Status Completed
Key features
  • Constructed 1,150 square meter warehouse and security building
  • Paved, striped, crack sealed and repaired runways
  • Repaired and striped helicopter aprons
  • Installed electrical and communications systems
  • Installed crash gate and security improvements at North Gate

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