Life Support Area (LSA) Anaconda – Balad, Iraq
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Philadelphia District
Client Needs and Requirements:
A previous contractor left several buildings at LSA Anaconda in various stages of incompletion. ISI was awarded the DS Maintenance Facilities job as a turnkey project to finalize remaining design and complete construction.
Challenges and ISI’s Response:
The previous contractor left the vacated the site at about 10% completion. All unused materials were left behind. Upon arriving on base, ISI’s 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.
With careful planning, creative solutions, and experience with similar projects, ISI was able to complete this job on schedule and within budget.
When ISI arrived at the site, five buildings were already in various stages of completion. ISI was tasked with completing the design and construction for each of the five buildings.
Four of these buildings already had the slabs, structures, and roofs in place. ISI completed all interior furnishings, electrical systems, HVAC systems, Smoke and Fire Detection systems, and plumbing systems. One of the buildings also required administrative offices.
The fifth building only had the slab and frame in place. ISI completed the exterior walls and roof, as well as all interior furnishings including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and Fire Detection systems. This building also included administrative offices.
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.