MUNICIPAL / FEDERAL

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UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS/UAV) TRAINING CENTER

RENOVATION

MESA, AZ

ARCHITECT - GABOR LORANT ARCHITECTS, INC.

Construction of a new ground-up pre-engineered metal building and drone development and testing facility for the Maricopa County Community College District. The college built a new facility to accommodate drone pilot training — The work included the design-build of a 50 foot tall netted UAV flight enclosure over an existing 31,000 SF concrete pad west of Bluford Hall at the Williams Campus of Chandler Gilbert Community College. In addition, the work included the design-build of a 1,500 SF pre-engineered metal building to function as a support building for the UAV flight enclosure. New electrical power feeds/ data conduits were routed from the adjacent Bluford Hall to the new building.

The work also included the renovation and expansion of three existing open-air Aviation Test Cells as well as the addition of three additional open-air test cells at the ground level (located in the parking area north of Bluford Hall); and construction of a new metal canopy; installation of chain-link fencing; and routing of electrical power, a compressed air feed, and data conduits from the adjacent Bluford Hall.

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BEN AVERY SHOOTING MAIN RANGE STORE AND OPERATIONS FACILITY

NEW CONSTRUCTION  

PHOENIX, AZ     

ARCHITECT - SPS+ ARCHITECTS

This project included construction of a new 4,426 SF store and office building. The facility serves as a public check-in location for the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, replacing the existing 1960’s building, which was developed on an occupied site and designed around the facility’s existing vegetation and parking layout. The new facility is a pre-engineered building with masonry walls. This type of construction promotes an airy yet efficient layout with mercantile and public use at the front of the building. It also provides ample sized offices and conference rooms located on opposite ends of the building. A staff lounge was strategically placed near the main entrance to allow volunteers the ability to unwind without disrupting everyday business operations. High performance acoustic windows were installed to mitigate outside noise from the nearby firing range from entering the store and office areas. The use of wood plank baffles also has acoustical properties while providing a sophisticated and earthy feel to the interior space.

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TRIDENT II (D5) MOTOR STORAGE FACILITIES MODIFICATION, MCON P117

RENOVATION

BELLEMONT, AZ

ARCHITECT - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

P117 construction provides modifications and alterations to 10 earth-covered, arch-type magazines for storage of Strategic Systems Programs missile motors. Modifications to the existing magazines will include new reinforced concrete interior slabs on grade with embedded rails. Sections of the concrete interior floors will receive a finish to support the movement of missile motors on chocks via air-bearing pallets. The project(s) will include intrusion detection systems (IDS) and Lightning Protection Systems(LPS). The project also includes mechanical upgrades for seven of the 10 magazines.

The project is being built to support the mission of US Navy Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic (SWFLANT) and Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) providing strategic system support and storage to the fleet and other designated activities.

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TRIDENT II (D5) MOTOR STORAGE FACILITIES MODIFICATION, MCON P116

RENOVATION

BELLEMONT, AZ

ARCHITECT - US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Renovation of 42 igloos for long-term storage of Minuteman III Stage I rocket motors, decommissioned under the START Treaty with Russia. A second project was renovation of five additional igloos. Each igloo renovation included removal of the earth fill over a World War II era rectangular concrete igloo, waterproofing, replacement of the earth fill, construction of new steel doors, and a new concrete floor and transfer apron. The projects included strict requirements for floor concrete flatness, levelness, and smoothness for air pallet (hovercraft) transfer of the 90,000 lb rocket motors; and substantial grounding and bonding work to protect the rocket motors from lightning and static electricity.

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PRESCOTT VALLEY POLICE STATION

NEW CONSTRUCTION / EXPANSION  

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ     

ARCHITECT - STROH ARCHITECTURE

The building expansion included new construction of a 5,500 SF facility with a meeting room and banquet area. The scope-of-work included addition of a kitchen, classrooms, restrooms, and a warehouse.

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YAVAPAI COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS OPERATION CENTER

RENOVATION 

PRESCOTT, AZ    

ARCHITECT - BAUMRUK ARCHITECTURE​

General contractor for this addition and renovation to Yavapai County's Operations Center. The scope-of-work included renovations to offices, conference rooms, and restrooms.

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CITY OF CHANDLER PIMA PARK

RENOVATION  

CHANDLER, AZ     

ARCHITECT - GAVIN & BARKER, INC.

Caruso completed the finishing touches to the City of Chandler's Pima Park restrooms.  

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS:

Raymond Ranch - Winslow, AZ