Remodel Building 703 Offices, 2nd Floor and Sofia Engineering & Techs NASA Dryden Aircraft Facility, Palmdale, CA, NND08AD38C/NND80AE24T092/08/806257
Customer/Owner Name: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Point of Contact: William Brandweiner, Contracting Officer

Description: CJW Construction, Inc. successfully remodeled the second floor of Building 703, site 9, at Air Force Plant 42, for NASA.  This project consisted of building 300 feet of a fire corridor, six (6) offices, conference room and a large project room to house 22 engineers.  The walls were constructed using steel studs, insulation and drywall.  All new electrical, fixtures, fire alarms, an HVAC system, drop-tile ceiling, and tile floor were installed.  This project was a task order issued under a five-year IDIQ MATOC/MACC with NASA.

This project was required CJW to use cranes and ladders to access the 2nd floor from inside the hangar where a military 747 hundred million dollar plane was stored.  The hangar access was the only way in which CJW was able to get construction materials into the fully-occupied, highly-secured research center. CJW employees were required to maneuver around the 747 in order store and install all required equipment and systems.

This Project required CJW to access the 2nd floor, by use of a crane.  The access was only available through the hangar area.  The hangar housed very expensive aircraft.   CJW was responsible for maneuvering all equipment, supplies and personnel in the hangar without damaging the aircraft inside.

CJW also renovated the existing bare storage space within the hangar facility converting it into the Life Support Egress, an area designed to support the pilots.  This 2,600 SF hangar renovation included a new flotation room, which services all rafts and emergency evacuation equipment for the planes; an additional room that services oxygen masks, ejection seats and other aircraft equipment; a small laundry/testing area used to wash flight suits and provide urine testing; and additional office spaces.   CJW provided demolition, new partitions, custom-concrete and floor work, as well as plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems which were tied into the primary systems within the buildings.

This project required strict adherence and coordination with local city and county agencies as well as the construction staff at NASA Dryden Research Center in order to meet all of the requirements of the fire-rated corridor.  However, CJW met the challenge and completed the project for NASA two (2) weeks ahead of schedule with a very tight schedule and a clean, no incident, safety record.

CJW received an overall Outstanding performance evaluation from the Owner.

Challenges: This project required CJW to use cranes and ladders to access the 2nd floor from inside the hangar where a military 747 hundred million dollar plane was stored.  The hangar access was the only way in which CJW was able to get construction materials into the fully-occupied, highly-secured research center. CJW employees were required to maneuver around the 747 in order store and install all required equipment and systems.   All construction personnel had to have high-security clearance to work on-site.

This project required strict adherence and coordination with local city and county agencies as well as the construction staff at NASA Dryden Research Center in order to meet all of the requirements of the fire-related corridor.  This project was performed inside a fully-functioning and operational facility.  However, CJW met the challenge and completed the project for NASA two (2) weeks ahead of schedule with a very tight schedule and with a no incident safety record.

Award Date:
8/28/08

Completion Date:
11/12/09

Award Amount:
$838,602.10
REMODEL B703 FOR OFFICES, 2ND FLOOR, COLUMNS 5-9, SOFIA ENG & TECHS AT NASA’S DRYDEN AIRCRAFT FACILITY
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