INS Sector Support/Air Operations Facility

San Diego, CA

Project Type:  Design-Build
Owner:  US Army Corps of Engineers
Architect:  KMA Architects
Value:  $22,154,300
Award:  20 September 2000
Completion:  12 January 2004
  • Military Operations Facility
  • New Construction
  • 93,000 Total Square Feet
  • 115,000 Square Feet of Helipad
  • 265,000 Square Feet of Pavement
  • Sustainable Design Features Included
  • Value Engineering Features Included
  • Self-Performed 20% of Scope
  • AGC Excellence in Construction Honor Award
  • ABC San Diego Chapter Merit Award
  • “Outstanding” Owner Evaluation

The scope of this project involved construction of four masonry and steel buildings for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Diego, California. Buildings included a facilities maintenance shop, vehicle maintenance garage, electronics shop and air operations facility with single-story and two-story sections totaling 93,000 s.f. The work also involved construction of an 115,000 s.f. concrete helipad and 265,000 of concrete paving for storage and staging of vehicles.

A major portion of work involved processing more than 31,261 tons of lead-contaminated soil and treatment and disposal of additional 38,137 tons. Straub and its remediation subcontractor developed an alternate treatment plan that involved the encapsulation of low lead-bearing processed soils, processing and removal of high lead-bearing soils and protection of clean soils located outside the construction area.

Straub Construction served as the Prime Contractor for this project being responsible for all contract activities including partial design. The company self-performed: project management including preparation and control of the construction schedule; quality control and safety management including development and implementation of project specific plans, performance of inspections, directing of rework activities and providing regular safety training; preparation of submittals, as-built drawings, regular status reports and O&M manuals; and, contract administration. Straub also performed approximately 14% of the construction including: demolition; rough and finish carpentry; caulking and sealants; and, punch list items.