Eielson 2376 Housing Phase I – IV – OCC

ROLE: Mechanical Contractor
CLIENT: Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Osborne Construction
LOCATION: Eielson Airforce Base Alaska

Information about the project:

Phase 1-2: Renovated 64 existing housing units with completely new mechanical and plumbing systems, siding, window, and interior finishes. Mechanical systems consisted of steam to hydronic heat exchangers, glycol circulation pumps, baseboards, and cabinet heaters.  Each housing unit was ventilated by a heat recovery ventilator.  Work included contractor-performed design and installation of seismic bracing for mechanical systems and equipment.

Phase 3-4: The Eielson Housing project broke ground in May 2009 and was turned over to AFCEE in August 2012, eight months ahead of its fast-tracked schedule. The scope included the construction of 349 new military family housing units, 99 renovated units, and the demolition of 327 units. This required forming and placing 615,982 sq. ft. of steel-reinforced concrete, including frost-protected, shallow arctic foundations and all supporting underground concrete utility corridor (“Utilidor”) infrastructure and utiliduct distribution systems for water, sewer, steam, condensate and glycol.  Utilidor systems include the shut-down, abatement, demolition and replacement of utility services within an existing Utilidor main. A portion of the housing was certified LEED Gold. As such, these homes were the first in Alaska to achieve this prestigious level of certification. This project was also honored with a PACAF Air Force Design Award.

As the mechanical contractor on site our duties included:

  • Utilidor and Utiliduct Systems
  • Mechanical Room Distribution System
  • Domestic Water System
  • Hydronic Heating System
  • Ventilation Systems