Client: Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Missile Defense Agency
Location: Wake Island
Completion Year: 2019
Brice performed the construction and renovation of five MDA buildings located on Wake Island including construction of a 2,000 square-foot Flight Test Communications Facility and the Peacock Point Communications Terminal Facility, and the modernization/upgrade of Building 1607 (Storage Building), 1615 and 1654 (Missile Storage Buildings). The new Flight Test Communications Facility will house flight test equipment, eliminating the need to erect expensive temporary structures for each test event. For Buildings 1607, 1615, and 1654, Brice performed repairs to avoid further deterioration and increase the buildings’ overall energy efficiency. In accordance with requirements, all five buildings were constructed/renovated to withstand 150mph winds.
Flight Test Communications Facility: Brice designed a climate controlled and secure space for voice and data communications to support the Integrated Master Test Plan (IMTP). Specifically, we designed an insulated metal building (30’ x 40’ with an 18’ eave), with air conditioning, plumbing, power, lighting, lightning protection, and fire alarm, and fire suppression in the Rack Room. Brice completed the construction on time, allowing the MDA to perform its periodic testing mission as scheduled.
Storage Building 1607: Brice performed upgrades to Building 1607 including power, and fire alarm system. In our design, we added insulation to the interior envelope and new air conditioning units to enhance the workspace.
Missile Storage Buildings 1615/1654: Brice modernized two missile storage buildings. We installed a new overhead crane in each building, air conditioning, power, fire alarm, grounding, and bi-fold doors. Upgrades were “Intrinsically Safe” in accordance with requirements. We performed the work around active operations.
Brice completed design and procurement within a highly compressed 4-month period (60% less time than standard), because of our upfront proactive and focused effort on the design process; we involved every stakeholder in the process to maximize communication and perform concise reviews, including the client, the designers, and the customers in the field. We also delivered the Flight Test Communications building (the MDA’s communication hub) early in the schedule allowing the Air Force to return to mission critical operations as soon as possible.