Life Support Area (LSA) Anaconda – Balad, Iraq
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
USACE required the design and construction of a 96-acre facility, to include one standing warehouse and two Pre-engineered Buildings (PEBs), roadways, storm drainage, retention ponds, and site lighting. Each building also required office facilities, shelving systems, HVAC systems, Fire Protection systems, and complete power generation systems.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
When we were awarded the contract, the site and materials had already been sitting in various stages of completion for 18 months. Many of the materials had been exposed to the elements during this time. Our first task was to take a complete inventory of what we had to work with and determine what would be salvageable. We created brand new designs, using as many of the original materials as possible.
To support this job, we also developed a safety plan and Quality Assurance plan which were both approved and followed during the course of the contract. We received recognition for this in our performance evaluation provided by the Project Engineer.
Despite the high complexity of the job and the state of the site at commencement, ISI made history with this project as one of the first contractors to complete a job on-time and on-budget in Iraq.