Project Snapshot: Design-Build Regional Headquarters Complex in Ramadi, Iraq
In this month’s Project Snapshot Series, Futron highlights its skills in procurement, deployment and management of logistics, and scheduling in a remote area of Iraq.
Futron was the lead contractor on a design-build $11 million contract to provide a 75,000 sq m campus for the Iraqi border patrol in Ramadi, Iraq by the beginning of June 2011. This contract, administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers, ensured the design and construction of the campus were to US standards as part of the Iraq Reconstruction program. The campus included a main headquarters building, dining facility, multiple barracks, classrooms, warehouse space, vehicle maintenance facility and all required utilities to construct a standalone facility.
The actual building usable space was over 7,800 sq m (83,960 sq ft). All aspects of construction were part of the contract including site development, parking and pedestrian walkways, all underground utilities for storm and sanitary water systems, potable water distribution and treatment for the well systems, and development of electrical distribution and backup power systems.
Futron managed the design team in Beruit and the job site in Iraq from its management offices in Wilmington, NC by establishing real-time video communications to ensure quality, safety, and project scheduling were maintained so that there were no delays.
This experience illustrates Futron’s capability to execute large-scale projects for our customers in difficult and remote global locations.