HPW Complex Ahead of Schedule
Construction of the new 711th Human Performance Wing complex is progressing so well it now appears likely to be complete months earlier than initial projected. The joint venture team of Archer Western Contractors and Butt Construction of Dayton expect to complete construction of the 680,000 square-foot-complex in Area B of Wright-Patt by the end of 2010. The contract calls for a Feb. 27, 2011 completion date. Once the contractor turns over the keys for the three-building complex, the Louisville detachment of the Army Corps of Engineers and the 88th Air Base Wing will need 60 days to make final arrangements to the facilities. This allows the 711 HPW to start occupancy on March 1, 2011, rather than the initial forecast of May 29, 2011.
The wing is pressing forward with plans to start the first U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine classes in former government facilities in the Kettering Business Park in December 2010. Using these facilities on a no-cost lease basis as “sing space” still allows the wing to move classes during a natural break in the school calendar. The wing has actually already begun a phased movement of military and civilian employees to swing space both on Wright-Patterson and at the Kettering facility. By this fall, about 150 members of the team will have transitioned to Ohio.
“A lot of hard work from our 88th Civil Engineers, the Army Corps and the team of Archer Western and Butt Construction has gone into getting us to this point” said Daniel France, 88th Air Base Wing BRAC director. “The BRAC execution plan is a living document with thousands of moving pieces. We will continue tracking, analyzing and making adjustments as necessary to successfully bed down these missions.”