Site 911 Underground Facility

Israel

Under tight security and schedule requirements, Conti constructed an advanced-technology high profile facility and met every project milestone.

​The Israeli Defense Force required construction of a highly complex facility at an air force base in southern Israel. One of the base’s largest, the project involves construction of a complex underground facility, including six above-grade buildings and one five-level below-grade building. Altogether, the entire built up area encompasses 35,000 square meters (380,000 square feet) and extends over 24 meters (80 feet) underground.

To complete this project on an active airfield, Conti cast in place large volumes of concrete involving various strengths and mix designs, constructed utility tunnels connecting to buildings, installed complex utility, advanced communications and building management systems and mitigated related challenges.

Conti performed this work under tight security requirements due to the classified and sensitive nature of the project and managed all site security protocols independently. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Israeli government required the team to be escorted by security personnel whenever entering and leaving the site.

The USACE Europe District issued a “Safety Equals Quality” award to the project team and assigned Conti a performance evaluation of “Excellent” for its work on this mega-project under tight security and schedule requirements.

Project details

Client USACE Europe
Contract type Fixed Price
Value $84M
Work type Infrastructure
Duration 03/2013 to 03/2016
Key features
  • Constructed six above-grade and one below-grade hardened buildings
  • Installed and connected HVAC, plumbing, electricity and communication systems
  • Performed earthwork, cast-in-place concrete, pre-cast concrete work, waterproofing, doors and windows, metal works, utilities, electrical work, plastering, flooring and cladding and painting
  • Installed signage, sprinklers system, fire detection and extinguishing systems and fuel systems
  • Performed site development, planting and irrigation

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