This project entailed the construction of a Non-Commissioned Officer Academy consisting of a Transient Barracks Building, General Instruction Building, Organizational Storage Building and PT field. Supporting facilities included all required utilities and connections, exterior and security lighting, storm drainage, paving, curbs, walks and gutters, parking, fire protection and alarm systems, mass notification systems, site improvements and landscaping. The scope of work also included the demolition and abatement of 34 WWII era buildings.
Caddell delivered a superior facility to the Army that included more options, better finishes, and more space than the contract required. This was all accomplished without adding a single dollar to the original contract price. Moreover, the new NCO Academy represents the absolute cutting-edge in NCO professional education and is the best and most sophisticated school of its kind in the Army. A large geothermal well array also makes it one of the most environmentally responsible, sustainable, and practical new complexes in the Army.
Superior quality was this project’s highest achievement:
- Caddell passed the critical Air Barrier Test the first time, which is very unusual and normally takes various iterations to appropriately “seal” the building. Quality was one of this project’s strongest suits.
- ZERO quality deficiencies in the Corps of Engineers QC database
- Achieved exceptional flatness and levelness of polished concrete floors far beyond the contract specifications.
- Expertly installed sophisticated communications systems and numerous fine finishes including a custom mosaic floor tile insignia composed of 286 separate laser-cut tile pieces.
- 110 wells for the new Geothermal system were flawlessly installed and triple-inspected before being sealed and a new parking lot installed above the well field.