NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California
Cost: $2.8 Million
Stronghold Engineering, Inc. served as the prime contractor for this project that called for installation of two new emergency generators. The system interfaces with the existing main substation to provide power to critical facilities at the Flight Research Center in the event of a power outage.
Stronghold’s strategies for mitigating construction impact included the recommendation of a metal building to house the generators in lieu of a masonry building. This value engineering suggestion provided a substantial cost savings of $800,000 to the government. Additional strategies included: dissemination of progress meeting minutes to facility users; outage and cutover notices; environmental controls for noise, dust and fumes; signage to update occupants; look-ahead schedules; three-phase quality assurance inspections; onsite, fully-staffed office; and weekly progress meetings.