Atkins’ asset management practice supports large-scale USAF infrastructure assessment effort - October 19, 2012
Tampa, FL — To facilitate future capital investments, the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (AFCESA) will conduct numerous sustainable infrastructure assessments (SIA) at 103 bases worldwide. Under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District, Atkins is supporting these efforts by performing SIAs at 13 installations across the Southeast and Midwest. The SIAs encompass more than 20,000 facilities and over 33 million square feet.
Located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and established in 1991, AFCESA manages contracts that provide civil engineering support to help restore and modernize buildings and infrastructure at U. S. Air Force (USAF) bases around the world. Atkins’ services include facility condition assessments, space inventory and utilization surveys, real property inventories, energy and water audits, and high-performing sustainable building surveys.
Atkins’ asset management practice is employing the USACE’s BUILDERTM Sustainment Management System to help the USAF make better decisions in managing its massive real estate portfolio.
“By determining remaining service life based upon current condition, BUILDER creates investment strategies for facility sustainment and restoration requirements,” explains Atkins senior program manager Dennis Yates, CFM. “Using RS Means cost data from Reed Construction Data and real-world facility-systems lifespan data, BUILDER is the gold standard in sustainment management systems.”
To assess space utilization, Atkins uses cutting-edge tools such as the Bluetooth-connected Leica Disto laser distance measurer to quickly determine room size and configuration, compare collected data to existing facility CAD drawings, and make updates. This work will give the USAF precise information regarding the size, condition, energy, and water use of its real estate portfolio.
Ultimately, Atkins’ efforts will help to the USAF save hundreds of millions of dollars in facility operation and sustainment costs.
To learn more about the AFCESA contract or Atkins’ asset management capabilities, contact Atkins project manager Frank Mondo, PE, LEED AP BD+C, at 704.665.4430.
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Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies*, employing some 17,400 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design, and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects.
*It is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK (New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2012) and the 14th largest global design firm (Engineering News-Record 2012).
Recent projects include:
- Critical program management of storm protection works in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana, providing expertise in coastal restoration, engineering, environmental and GIS support to rebuild defenses and protect habitats.
- Architectural and construction phase services for the new Tyndall Air Force Base Fitness Center, meeting LEED Platinum standards without impact to project cost.
- Equal partner in a joint venture that is providing full-service program/project management support for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, a $7.8-billion project encompassing ecological restoration, water storage, flood control, and recreation.
- Key transit projects – member of joint venture providing general engineering consultant team for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and project management oversight contractor for the Federal Transit Administration for major transit projects throughout the US.
- Lead firm on the Ascend, Joint Venture, LLC team, which is designing the $1.2-billion Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal roadway system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- Meeting stringent nutrient removal requirements for wastewater treatment plants in the Chesapeake Bay area through design of upgrades to Howard County, Maryland’s Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant, and design and construction of enhanced nutrient removal facilities at Anne Arundel County’s Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant.
- Multi-year architecture-engineering construction management services for the National Park Service in the USA, including projects such as rehabilitation of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Administrative Complex at California’s Death Valley to meet the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards.