Tutor Perini subsidiary wins $104m RSAF Air Warfare Center contract

WCN Editorial Team 19 Dec 2018 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Perini Management Services (PMSI), a subsidiary of civil, building and specialty construction company Tutor Perini, has won a design-build contract worth approximately $104m from the US Air Force (USAF) to design and construct facilities in support of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) through a Foreign Military Sales programme.

The project, funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been bid through an Air Force Civil Engineer Center multiple award task order contract.

The project involves the design and construction of multiple facilities and site preparation, including a squadron operations facility, three aircraft maintenance hangers, aircraft sunshades, storage facility, water and fire protection system pump building, generator and enclosure, gatehouse, apron, shoulders and taxiways.

Construction is expected to commence in 2019 be completed by mid-2021.

This is the second RSAF Foreign Military Sales project to be awarded to PMSI. The first project, awarded in February 2017, is approximately 70% complete.

Tetra Tech of Pasadena, California, is providing architect-engineering services for both projects.

Earlier in December 2018, WDF, another subsidiary of Tutor Perini, has been selected by the New York City Housing Authority for a $71.2m contract for Sandy Recovery Program Restoration at Jacob Riis Houses, a public housing project in Manhattan, New York City, US.

The notice to proceed is expected in the first quarter of 2019.

The scope of work includes restoration and infrastructure improvements to the Jacob Riis Housing complex, which consists of 12 buildings spread over a three city block footprint.

WDF will also take up upgrades, which include new emergency generators, electrical distribution equipment and gas services to the buildings.

New flood prevention upgrades will include deployable dry flood-proofing elements, waterproofing of structures, waterproof architectural finishes and upgrades to sewer/storm management systems.

Exterior upgrades will include new roadways, sidewalks, green spaces and pedestrian lighting.

Architectural improvements include the rehabilitation of building entrances, lobbies and storm-damaged portions of the 12 buildings.

Work on the project is expected to commence in 2019 and substantial completion is expected by mid-2022.

The company will include the contract values of both projects in the fourth quarter 2018 backlog.

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Image: Boeing RE-3A Saudi Arabia Air Force. Photo: Courtesy of Carlos Menendez San Juan / Wikimedia.

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