Yuma DOD Project Completed


Reno Contracting Helps Complete Department of Defense Project at MCAS Yuma

Reno Contracting announced today completion of work at the Marine Air Corps Station in Yuma, AZ, on a project which involved the relocation of the existing Marine Air Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS 13) van pad complex to accommodate construction of the pending Joint Strike Fighter F-35 (JSF F-35) simulation facility. Under the direction of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the project began in the fall of 2011 and ended in the spring of this year.

Reno served as a prime subcontractor under California based Bilbro Construction. The project consisted of construction of concrete van pads and concrete masonry unit buildings with seismic upgrades and concrete pilings. Included in the van pad complex are: sight van pads, one storage building, one utility building, one sentry shack, various exterior concrete support pads including battery storage and charging within the transformer and electrical yard; a flammable storage yard and hazardous waste storage yard; and a bicycle storage shelter and break area. Fencing and utilities, as well as a four-bin trash receptacle and recycling area also were included. In addition, the job provided electrical and mechanical systems, including fire alarm and fire monitor management control panels, information systems, energy management control systems (EMCS), plumbing, fire protection systems, and HVAC systems. The new van pad complex is located a quarter mile from the old one, on the same military base.

“We are proud to have supported Bilbro Construction on this Department of Defense job, adding MCAS Yuma to Reno’s cadre of quality construction and solar projects for the military, including Camp Pendleton and Edwards Air Force Base,” said Reno Contracting President Walt Fegley. “While Yuma’s extreme weather presented some challenges for our team, we welcome the opportunity to continue our working relationship with our country’s military organizations.”

The project team included: Sandra Greene, Bilbro Construction, Project Manager; Dan Meler of Meler Consulting, Construction Manager; and from Reno, Leighton Walker, Superintendent; Ace Contreras, Quality Control Manager; Stanton Schneidau, Project Engineer; and Zack Wheeler and Mike Saley, Site Safety and Health Officers, Bilbro Construction.