By Honolulu District Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District recently finished the first of three contracts of the U.S. Army Pacific’s Mission Command Facility (MCF) at Fort Shafter with the successful completion of a central utilities plant, switch building, communications hub, and arrival building. The contractor for the first contract was Niking Corporation.
With the start of the New Year, the District is moving forward with the second construction contract that was awarded Aug. 18, 2015 to Watts Constructors, LLC for $63,500,000.
The second contract includes construction of administrative and special use spaces with supporting mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems.
Supporting facilities include site development, utilities and connections, lighting, paving, parking, walks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, landscaping and signage. Heating and air conditioning will be provided through connection to the complex central utility plant. Contract two will also provide access for individuals with disabilities.
The Corps is currently installing multiple drilled caissons which will provide the foundation for contract two. The MCF will consolidate USARPAC Headquarters into one facility which will support Mission Command of Army across the Asia-Pacific Area of Operations.
USARPAC and the District broke ground on the first contract of the MCF in April 2012. Hosting that ceremony was former USARPAC Commander Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski who said that the construction of a new headquarters couldn’t have come at a better time both for the shift in strategic emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, and facilities modernization.
The Honolulu District is committed to supporting our Armed Forces and other stakeholders by executing high quality projects.