Company Operations Facility (COF), Aviation Task Force Phase 3B, Fort Wainwright, AK
In April 2014, Tunista Construction was awarded this contact through competitive bid with the Alaska District USACE.
The scope of work is to construct a 13,163 SF Company Operations Facility (COF) for the Aviation Task Force Phase 3B at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The facility will house an Administrative Module, Readiness Module and Enclosed Hardstand Facility. The building construction includes construction of water, steam, condensate, sewer, and power for the entire facility. When construction is complete, the COF building will meet LEED Silver standards.
|Contract Date:||April 2014|
162nd Repairs of Portable Buildings, Barracks, and other structures, Fort Polk, LA
Tunista Construction was awarded this contract to perform repairs and improvements throughout Fort Polk through Alpha Sole Source methodology by the Fort Worth District USACE.
The 162nd footprint at North Fort Polk includes 41 buildings that were in need of various types of repair; including building envelopes, interior subfloor and structural members, damaged wall materials, and HVAC drain lines in communication’s closets.
To correct this problem and bring the buildings back up to code, Tunista Construction has or will perform minor roof repairs, repairing/replacing flashing at building eaves, interior subfloor and structural members replacement, relocation of interior drain lines in communication rooms, replacing damage wallboard and base cove, and other material damage due to building issues for various buildings in the 162nd foot print. The scope of work also includes various renovations/repairs to several other occupied buildings through the South Fort Polk “footprint” including: Firestone Storefront, Courthouse, DHR Bldg., In/Out Processing, MP Patrol Room, Railhead Facilities, PAAF Weather Station and Runway, DRMO, and Real Property Bldg.
|Contract Date:||September 2013|
Supplemental Renovations for Tactical Equipment & Maintenance Facilities (TEMF) at Ft. Polk, Louisiana
The scope of work involved the installation of POL/HAZMAT Storage Buildings, fluid distribution system, and fluid recovery system to comply with established Center of Standardization criteria.
Tunista Construction installed a 180 SF portable POL storage building that is sized to hold one week’s worth of materials used in the POL Distribution Room, and a 180 SF portable hazardous storage waste building, including all electrical and mechanical components. TCL also provided and installed a fluid recovery system that allows the transfer of used waste oil and waste antifreeze from the collection stations to the appropriate waste fluid tank. This included several components, including movable collection vessels, collection stations, piping, pipe installation, pumps, storage tanks, hose rack/stand, hose reel, and a pump system.
This project was performed in three phases to allow for sequenced work and continued facility operations during construction.
|Origin Date:||October 2013|
JRIC Server Room Relocation at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans
The JRIC Server Room relocation is a very high security project that was awarded to Tunista Construction through the Alpha Sole Source methodology by NAVFAC Southeast. This scope of work includes site utility work for fiber optics communication, minor interior demolition, interior construction, interior doors, interior finishes, mechanical, electrical, lighting, communications and incidental related work for relocation of enclave at Building 20 at Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans.
Due to the level of security for this server room relocation, there are no project photos and very limited details about the project itself.
|Origin Date:||September 2013|
Kodiak National Wildlife Replacement Triplex at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak, AK
The Replacement Triplex is a housing facility for employees of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, contracted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Located in Kodiak, AK, this triplex will consist of one single story accessible unit, and two 2-story typical units. Each unit will have 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, separate fenced yards, exterior storage closets, and utility meters. This project will conform to LEED Silver requirements.
During the design phase, a challenge was discovered with the existing gravity sewer system, which was built in 1982 and its condition and remaining useful life is unknown. As a Value Engineering solution, a new elevated bed septic system was designed, incorporating a septic tank effluent pump system with alternating pumps.
The project involves some special environmental considerations because the site selected for the replacement triplex is a quarter mile of the ocean and an area where migratory birds were found nesting. In order to prevent disturbance of already nesting migratory birds, clearing and grubbing of the site was fast-tracked to be completed by April 15, 2014.
|Origin Date:||September 2013|
|Completion Date:||April 2014|
BCT Increment 3A 800 Person Dining Facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Tunista Construction, LLC was awarded the BCT Increment 3A Dining Facility project as a competitive best value selection with the Seattle District of USACE. Tunista is providing comprehensive general construction services for the construction of a new 30,000 square foot dining facility that will serve 800 soldiers and military personnel per day.
As a part of this construction program for the new facility, two 50,000 square foot barracks buildings were demolished, to include the removal and disposal of Asbestos and other hazardous materials. Tunista Construction’s focus on sustainable construction processes and LEED programs resulted in a significant green savings to the project as usable concrete from the previous buildings were recycled into 1,200 cubic yards of material for the new 2.83-acre site.
As a General Contractor, TCL is managing all aspects of the construction and coordinating with a strong performing subcontractor team. The team is managing under the Lean Construction methodology of project delivery and implementing the Last Planner System for weekly, and monthly planning (pull planning). Teams are working at a high level of efficiency through a collaborative effort of communication and project controls.
A core focus for the company is the development of our program at Fort Lewis; Tunista Construction is self-performing all of the civil construction and concrete work at the site. Additionally, TCL is working closely with a heavily coordinated effort with other contractors at adjacent construction sites to maintain a high level of efficiency between our self-performing crews on adjacent contracts.
The kitchen area requires extensive plumbing, electrical, and mechanical scopes of work. Tunista is already ahead of schedule on this project and anticipates turning over the completed building to the owner prior to the completion date of January 26, 2015.
|Origin Date:||May 2013|
|Completion Date:||January 2015|
Design/Build Company Operations Facility/MP Facility, Fort Wainwright, AK
The Unit Company Operations Facility (COF) was a large Design/Build project completed on schedule and on budget for the entire project duration. TCL constructed a 45,000 SF Company Operations Facility (COF), Administrative Facility, Deployment Equipment Storage, Enclosed Hardstand and Organizational Parking Facilities. This project demonstrates Tunista’s ability to perform large or small scale Design/Build projects, as well as manage a variety of subcontractors. It also demonstrates our collective ability to manage projects and work in extreme conditions with logistical challenges.
In addition to meeting the typical rigors of USACE construction and reporting requirements, the project had anti-terrorism components and requirements.
This project highlights Tunista Construction’s ability to work in partnership with the government on a complex project with challenging requirements. Tunista performed all parts of this project, from excavation and parking to entire structures in an efficient and professional manner.
|Contract Date:||September 2008|
Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) Training Facility – Design/Build – USAF & USACE Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska
Tunista Construction completed this Design/Build project in partnership with USKH Architects and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Tunista Construction utilized a Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) to meet the needs of the Air Force for the new 12,000 SF multi-purpose garage facility to store the local contingency of MRAP vehicles.
In addition to the main garage facility, a new HUMVEE trailer storage structure was erected on site. As a restricted access site, the ASOS project addressed new structural needs, as well utility upgrades to the existing ASOS facility including installation of 3,000 feet of new water and natural gas service lines. The utility upgrades were complemented by a complete conversion and upgrade to the current HVAC system to the existing ASOS facility.
Procured through the Alpha Sole Source methodology and approach, our team worked very closely with the government (USACE & Air Force), our design manager USKH, as well as key subcontractors to identify fast-track opportunities in design, scheduling, procurement and construction. This effort provided for value engineering opportunities not only for this project but for future work the Air Force was planning upon completion of this project.
|Contract Date:||July 2011|
State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources Northern Area HQ Maintenance Shop, Fairbanks, Alaska
Tunista Construction completed the construction of the Northern Area HQ Maintenance Shop, a Design/Build project for the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in June of 2011. The project scope consisted of designing and constructing an 1,840SF maintenance shop.
Located in the extreme sub-arctic climate, the DNR Northern Area HQ Maintenance shop required a “fast-track” schedule in order to complete the concrete foundation prior to the onset of the fall season. Upon receiving notice to proceed (NTP), within 3 weeks Tunista Construction broke ground and began work. Arctic construction considerations and remote logistics were a critical factor for this construction operation. Tunista Construction completed the project with self-performed work and strong team of qualified subcontractors and material men.
|Contract Date:||September 2010|
Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, (JBER) AK
The Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range (MPMGR) project was awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and performed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), Alaska. Tunista Construction was the Prime Contractor and performed all general contracting services for the overall project performance and delivery. The scope of work included mass excavation, heavy construction (civil), installation of new targets, control building construction, SCADA telemetry, electrical/mechanical construction, underground construction, concrete, and road construction.
Tunista Construction, in conjunction with its sister company Brice, Inc. completed the project ahead of schedule and provided betterments for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Our team of professionals worked closely with Government personnel to provide efficient delivery of project objectives to accelerate and minimize the impact to the customer.
|Contract Date:||June 2011|
601 Street Utilidor Upgrade ‐ FTW319Fort Wainwright, Alaska
This project was for the new construction, renovation and installation of the utilidor underground system at Ft. Wainwright for the new housing subdivision. The project required extensive planning, outage request, weekend work and constant/detailed coordination with the installation utility shops.
As prime contractor, Tunista renovated the utilidor system from Manhole H2‐5‐1L to G2‐5‐2 and from Manhole H2‐2‐4 to H2‐3‐8 inclusive. The project included concrete demolition, asbestos abatement, excavation, select fill, compaction, installation of trench sheeting/shoring, new steam lines, welding, new water lines, new sewer lines, reinforced concrete slabs and walls, new manholes, waterproofing, insulation, mechanical and electrical work. Tunista self-performed the construction of new utilidor sections and lids, structurally modifying man‐holes and existing utilidor sections, waterproofing, installation of insulation, labor for pipe demolition and lid removal/replacement, placement and installation of trench shoring and bracing, emergency egress ramps, renovating the lateral utilidor to Buildings 4014 including the mechanical pit in the building.
|Contract Date:||August 2007|