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Year Completed: 2007

Design Build


New Construction

2005/2006 Fort Greely Missile Defense

Construct IDT #2, Entry Control #2, ISFAC with associated utilities, communications and electronic security systems  crash gates, site-work and parking areas. Incrementally funded project which included all system commissioning and training. Scope included production of intricate Facility Service Operation Maintenance Manuals (FSOMM’s) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM’s).  Work was performed on an operational missile field.

IDT#2 (Including Utilidor)
Construct the In Flight Interceptor Data Terminal # 2 (IDT #2). This $ 22 M facility was constructed on a military installation that serves as a missile defense site located at Fort Greely, Alaska. This installation is a larger improved version of IDT # 1 that was also constructed by UNIT. This facility contains classified features that cannot be mentioned in this RFP.

Several of the constructability issues that were raised by our firm during IDT # 1 were incorporated into the design of IDT # 2 and these enhancements allowed the larger more complicated facility to be constructed in the same time frame as the original installation. In particular, our input on the High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) protection system allowed several constructability challenges to be mitigated.

There were significant scopes of work involved in the preparation and submission of the Asbuilts, Facility Service Operation Maintenance Manuals (FSOMM’s) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM’s) that are not normally encountered in military construction projects and our staff completed these requirements to the satisfaction of the government and the end user.

IDT Support Facility (ISFAC) – (Design Build)
UNIT constructed the Fort Greely ISFAC facility as a portion of the overall work on the 2005/2006 Missile Defense Work. We were given a schematic design and performance specifications to base our design upon.  These requirements are classified information and cannot be mentioned in this proposal. The requirements were based upon previous Missile Defense Project requirements yet allowed us to utilize our expertise in design-build and our experience constructing numerous other buildings on site.

Upon completion of our design and budgeting efforts we were tasked with cutting 30% out of the project cost due to budget constraints. Our team was able to accomplish that task with innovative mechanical engineering and scope reduction that was acceptable to the end user. We were successful in constructing the first facility on the missile defense site that was delivered with the design build project delivery process.

Entry Control Facility #2
UNIT constructed the $ 11.7 M Entry Control Facility # 2 as part of the 2005/2006 Missile Defense work. We were selected for this work after a competitive RFP process which was based upon our previous military construction experience in the state of Alaska.

This facility was constructed simultaneously with  the IDT #2 facility utilizing separate supervision and QC staff and commingling other support staff from our overall project team.  The work itself involved significant coordination with the COE, Missile Defense Personnel, National Guard security personnel and other agencies involved with the Missile Defense site as we constructed new roads and an inspection facility that controls personnel and material access to the site. Intimate coordination with the various parties was required including last day, hour to hour coordination which allowed the missile site to stay operational while the old facility was vacated and the new facility was occupied.

Commissioning requirements on all the missile defense facilities are significantly more stringent and demanding than any other military work we have participated in. Again significant efforts were required to compile and complete the Asbuilts, FSOMM’s and IETM’s required for the project. These submittals met the governments and the Missile Defense user requirements.