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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Construction update: Progress being made on Beale's CE structure, DCGS

by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan
9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

2/2/2016 - BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- Beale's newest facilities, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron's Administration and Operations Facility and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group's Distribution Common Ground System, are progressing in their construction since the ground breaking in April 2015.

"Currently, both projects are being constructed with help from about 10 contracting companies," said Keith Raines, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction control representative. "Right now the DCGS site is being excavated and electrical, plumbing and communication lines are being installed with some concrete being poured in areas."

According to Raines, the civil engineer facility has approximately 40 to 50 percent of its concrete walls and floors complete. In the upcoming weeks, structural steel and roofing installation is scheduled to begin.

The civil engineer building is scheduled to be structurally complete by summer 2016 and the DCGS is scheduled for the end of 2016.

"We are building a home for military personnel to expand their efforts," said Robert Caputo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project engineer. "The civil engineers here are getting back a shop that was destroyed in a fire a few years ago. And the DCGS personnel are getting the additional space needed for the growth of ISR capabilities."

Each facility will provide approximately 200 personnel the space required to efficiently meet mission objectives.

"USACE is delivering facilities and infrastructure worldwide to help our Soldiers and Airmen maintain readiness and achieve Army and Air Force modernization goals," said Randy Gon, USACE Sacramento District public affairs specialist. "Whether it's building new hangars, energy-efficient homes, training facilities or infrastructure repairs, supporting National Security is one of our top priorities."

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