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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) directed the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to develop and install recovery centers in response to the impact of several devastating hurricanes and Florida’s need for emergency assistance.
Conti mobilized 100% of project crews within four days to clear 174,000 tons of hurricane waterway debris along the Atlantic Coast.