Caddell Project Wins Top National Honors for UAV Hanger Comp…

A Caddell Construction Company mission has gained prime honors within the building business’s two most prestigious nationwide mission excellence competitions. The Design-Build Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (drone) Hangar Complex at Camp Mackall-Fort Bragg, NC gained the AGC (Associated General Contractors) Build America Award, Category Federal & Heavy Construction. This mission was chosen as winner of the National ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors) Eagle Award for greatest mission, nationwide, within the class Pre-Engineered Buildings. This uncommon double win will likely be acknowledged at every affiliation’s respective nationwide conference in March 2017.

Caddell Construction Company managed the design and building of a brand new $32 million greenback complicated for housing, sustaining, and working a few of the army’s most refined unmanned plane programs. The scope of labor included a 56,250-square-foot hangar; a brand new 5,000-ft. strengthened concrete runway; four.5 miles of safety perimeter fencing; 5 floor knowledge terminal platforms; and 6 air touchdown programs. Despite vital late design modifications and expansions of the unique scope, Caddell accomplished this high-priority mission on time and to a really excessive stage of satisfaction amongst quite a few mission stakeholders. There was not a single security incident, and the work was carried out whereas coaching for the Army Special Operations Forces continued on two adjoining runways.

Caddell Construction led a collaboration with engineering agency EDT, three districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Army Special Operations Forces/Department of Defense, architectural agency Knight Architects of Atlanta, and a number of subcontractors.

Lt. Colonel Thomas Jesse, Airfield Commander at Camp Mackall, mentioned, “Caddell has set a high benchmark for new hangar and runway construction regarding timeliness, quality, safety, and customer service. We are very pleased with our new facilities.”

Karl A. Gabzdyl, Resident Engineer with the USACE Savannah District, agreed. “I have been serving the Savannah District’s Fort Bragg office since 2000 and would rate this project among the best of my career.”

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