F16 Mission Training Flight Simulator Facility – Bldg 937

Location: Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Owner: Texas Air National Guard
Contract Value: $2, 795,590.00
Completion Date: 1/31/13
Customer: Texas Air National Guard
Category: Electrical / Construction / Data Communications

The project consists of building a new F-16 Flight Simulator building. The work includes partial demolition, renovation, and modification of the existing building’s exterior systems as well as construction of a new addition directly adjacent to the existing building and interior construction within the existing building.

Partial demolition of the existing building included removal of exterior wall and roof systems down to the concrete slab. Some of the existing structural elements were modified. New construction included new exterior wall and roof assemblies and systems on the existing building.

All new interior construction and finishes within the existing building, constructing a new addition directly adjacent to the existing building with all interior and exterior assemblies, systems, and finishes were also completed. New and renovated structures were architecturally compatible with existing construction consisting of a brown blended brick veneer with light beige EIFS accent and a dark brown standing seam metal roof.

Special Note: This project achieved LEED Silver Certification. LEED points on the project were scored for low emitting materials, use of regional materials, onsite recycling, use of recycled materials in the facility, efficient lighting, low emission vehicles, van pool parking and water reuse.

Site work included grading and preparing the site; paving and site lighting; relocation of underground utilities, and connection to existing utilities, including water, electric, and communications. Coordination of all utility connections and connection fees was required. The new F-16 Flight Simulator building will be required LEED Silver Level Certification. To support this, recycled and environmentally friendly materials and methods were maximized in the construction of this facility.

HJD Capital Electric, Inc. is self-performing site work, utility demolition, building demolition, concrete foundation, steel structure erection, electrical, plumbing, framing, insulation, drywall, tape and float, and painting work on this project. HJD Capital Electric, Inc. subcontracted roofing, exterior vapor barrier, EIFS installation, masonry and HVAC.

HJD Capital Electric selected environmentally conservative products and construction methods to the greatest extent possible and to obtain the LEED Silver Certification. For example, the new flooring installed in the renovated rooms of this building was made from recycled materials that could be easily transported and re-used in a new facility is necessary. Also, lighting and other electrical features of this project were all energy efficient in order to reduce the amount of power needed to operate the facility thus reducing resources needed for continuous use of the facility.

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