2015 ABC - Excellence in Construction



E-2D Aircrew Trainer Facility  Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA

The project was in flux for months until A&D was selected as the contractor with the resources, capabilities, and military expertise to get the project back on its feet and delivered on time.


Taking over a construction project already in progress poses a unique set of issues, so how A&D approached remobilizing would prove to be the hallmark of its success.


Designed for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest, this 31,334 sf next-generation operation training facility houses a state-of-the-art flight simulator, a weapons system trainer, and a sophisticated combat information center simulator that provides tremendous technological advances for the E-2D Hawkeye aircraft. With production of 73 aircraft that scheduled for are to be delivered through 2022 in full swing, the E-2D Aircrew   Trainer Facility needed to meet a stringent deadline for fleet integration in fiscal year 2015. The ground floor of the facility houses trainer equipment in a high-bay area and maintenance spaces, as well as 100-person auditorium, while upper floor features offices, ten classrooms, conference room and break area.


. . . the need to restart a project in mid-stream posed significant risks and challenges to the new contractor. Despite their difficult starting point, A&D accepted the partially completed work and worked diligently and creatively to construct the project within budget and in time to accommodate the users schedule for training classes.


Sam Kaplan, Design Manager in Charge of Design




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