Master Planning

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Stanley Consultants has a history of master planning airfields and military bases worldwide since the early 1990s. That tradition runs strong today, as host nations and U.S. military engineers alike call on the firm’s expertise to guide them through mission change, host nation complexities, aggressive expectations and U.S. military standards.

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Master Planning Services

Stanley Consultants offers a variety of master planning services to meet your needs. Click or hover on the icons below to learn more.

Master_Planning_Icon (1).png Installation real property and area development master plans (UFC 2-100-01), space utilization planning, installation energy and water plans, utility master plans, transportation planning, range and explosive safety planning, project programming documents (DD 1391), real property records (DD 1354).
MP-Icons3.png Life cycle asset management and condition assessments are keys for a well-run installation to monitor, model, plan and budget for efficient operations and future capital improvements. Tools include BUILDER, PAVER, ROOFER, iNFADS, SDSFIE, Maximo.
MP-Icons23.png Climate change, natural disasters, pandemics, power and other infrastructure disruptions impact operations. Our resiliency plans help our clients prepare for and recover from events, minimizing operational disruptions and unnecessary recovery costs.
MP-Icons24.png Stanley Consultants provides an array of environmental services relating to the sustainability of operations as well as compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. The team has years of experience in NEPA assessments, state and federal permitting, including USACE permitting, and low-impact development standards.
MP-Icons5.png Effective risk and encroachment management enable compatible use, mission security, environmental hazard mitigation and sustainable development with the local community.
MP-Icons13.png We create professional visual and technical models of your project using state-of-the-art software to create illustrative plans, 3D imaging, 3D animation and virtual reality tours.
MP-Icons25.png GIS mapping, field data collection, land surveying, 3D LiDAR scanning, drone remote sensing, SDSFIE compliance, utility modeling, application development, data hosting.
Charrettes_&_Workshop_Facilitaion_Icon.png Our proven capabilities leading charrettes and facilitated workshops accomplish the highest level of master planning and project design through expert communication management techniques.
MP-Icons22.png A smart installation is a resilient, mission-ready installation that leverages technology and innovation to empower the warfighter who is meeting head-on threats at home and abroad.
Cost_Estimating & Project_Controls_Icon.png Cost Estimating–Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), cost schedule risk analysis (CSRA), value engineering, DD 1391, bill of quantities, MII, PACES, RSMeans, PAX

Project Controls and Scheduling–Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, critical path method (CPM), work breakdown structure (WBS), project task coding and grouping structures, construction phasing and constructability, resource loading, baseline schedules, schedule performance analysis, earned value management (EVM)

 

Related Projects Worldwide

 

Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE
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Stanley Consultants plans and designs $1.4 billion air base relocation and expansion.

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Al Dhafra Air Base is a critical asset in support of the U.S. Central Command’s ongoing missions and activities in the Middle East and Africa. Twenty miles south of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates base is home to the UAE Air Force, U.S. Air Force’s 380th Air Expedition Wing, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and coalition forces.

TESTIMONIAL

“Stanley Consultants did an outstanding job providing a wide range of AE services in support of a $1B program to completely reconfigure and reconstruct USAFCENT cantonment areas at Al Dhafra Air Base. Their management of the project was excellent, and their flexibility and development of options was very responsive to U.S. and UAE AF evolving requirements. I would highly recommend Stanley Consultants for planning and design of Air Force facilities of all types”

- AFCENT A7 Programs Division Chief

Stanley Consultants has maintained a continuous 20-year relationship serving the needs of the U.S. Air Force and United Arab Emirates Air Force at Al Dhafra Air Base. Stanley Consultants started its relationship with the base in the early 2000’s when the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers contracted our team to plan and design a succession of force protection and area development plans. As a result of this long-term relationship, our expert Master Planners and Engineers have worked on four different master plan updates and a host of other programs, including ramp design, area development plans, flight line master plans, traffic management plans, a solar array study, administrative assistance, construction management, fuel system plans, geo-technical surveys and construction management.

Most recently, Stanley Consultants developed the master plan and 100 percent design of a $1.4 billion expansion and facility relocation in order to transition the U.S. part of the base from an expeditionary installation into an enduring one. Projects include two new aprons for fighter, refueler, and ISR aircraft, aircraft hangars, operations and maintenance support facilities, passenger terminal, fuels complex, munitions storage area, life support area, air missile defense site relocation and improvements, chilled water plant, electrical substation and utilities. In all, 168 buildings and structures are proposed for the expansion.

Stanley Consultants was called on to produce a conceptual plan, cost estimates, a time-phased design and construction schedule, planning and programming documents and a realistic 3D brochure vision plan using building information management (BIM) technology.

 

U.S. Army 88th Readiness Division 
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Stanley Consultants Planners Set the Standard for 88th Readiness Division Installations.

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The 88th Readiness Division of the U.S. Army called on Stanley Consultants to develop an installation design guide (IDG) for its 19-state region that covers the Midwest and Northwestern United States. The 88th is headquartered at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and supports an organization of more than 46,500 Army Reserve soldiers, 2,594 active guard and reserves and 2,524 civilians at 277 sites and 579 facilities. It also supports 12 local training areas across 11 states. The division’s host states range from Ohio to Minnesota to Washington.

TESTIMONIAL

“The Stanley Consultants team was an extremely professional, courteous and talented group of individuals that made this project seamless. They exceeded my expectations at every step from project management to cost control. They came up with innovative solutions to help solve some very complex problems that arose during the execution of this project. I couldn't have asked for a better partner on this task.”

– Contracting Officer, MICC.

The purpose of the IDG is to provide a framework for standardizing and improving the quality of the total environment of the 88th RD’s virtual installation and span of operations. The IDG is a consolidated reference document that’s also compatible with higher level Army and Department of Defense (DoD) planning standards and is intended to be used by staff and contractors involved in decision-making for design, construction and maintenance of 88th RD facilities.

The updated guidelines will enhance the division’s mission capability and promote consistency, sustainability and resilience for its large portfolio of property which includes training complexes, stand-alone administrative, operations and maintenance facilities and land holdings.

The Stanley Consultants team addressed distinctive local and regional factors by dividing the 19 states into four sub-regions with similar climates and building code characteristics. Energy sustainability, landscape design, road and hardstand materials, site furnishings, building designs, circulation and transportation layouts were addressed according to regional considerations.

Ultimately the IDG prepared by Stanley Consultants helps the 88th RD carry out its Army mission, efficiently perform operations, conduct field training activities and effectively plan and program for future facility improvements. The IDG also provides a consistent set of design standards to assist new commanders, who usually rotate every two years, while recognizing regional differences in Army Reserve Center facilities and infrastructure.

 

Fort Knox, Kentucky
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U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center

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The Army called on Stanley Consultants and its joint venture partners to master plan a new special operations forces range to provide training facilities that accommodate advanced weapons technology that has enabled soldiers to engage targets at greater distances. This contract to prepare an area development execution plan (ADEP) is being performed under a task order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District.

The scope of work includes a company headquarters, a sniper course, an advanced reconnaissance, target analysis and exploitation techniques course and a precision targeting and crisis response training complex. The project delivery team began the planning process by gathering technical data and conducted interviews to better understand site conditions and stakeholder needs. A multi-day planning charrette workshop brought multiple parties together to develop and validate plan elements. The final deliverables from this effort will include an ADEP technical plan with project programming documents and cost estimates.

 

USAF CONUS Area Development  
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Area development plans help U.S. air bases improve their mission, sustainability

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The Stanley Consultants federal master planning team was part of a joint venture partnership to develop seven-military base area development plans (ADPs) under a contract task order for the Air Force Civil Engineering Center.

Stanley Consultants planners provided master planning expertise for planning charettes at Barksdale Air Force Base (in Louisiana; Beale AFB in Yuba County, Calif.; Creech AFB in Nevada, Dover AFB in Delaware; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska; Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

With the aim of making U.S. domestic military bases more efficient, resilient, sustainable, operational and better places to live and work, the area development plans focused on identifying the planning vision, goals and objectives for specific areas of a larger installation development plan.

Planners analyze a variety of integrated systems and factors in their work, such as transportation networks, land use concepts, dominant ecosystems, landscape and development patterns. They also study how new plans will impact existing development and adhere to federal, state and local governmental codes and regulations, including environmental.

At Barksdale, for example, our team developed an ADP that included a list of projects required to beddown a new type of fighter aircraft, missile and munitions storage, an expansion in the population of airmen to be stationed there and a reorganization of buildings to co-locate a global strike team in a campus setting to facilitate maximum mission effectiveness.

The other ADPs in this effort focused on flight line area improvements at Beale AFB; an operations complex at Creech AFB; logistic readiness support operations area at Dover AFB; life support area improvements at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson; Shellbank District’s commercial and base service activities at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and improvements to the multi-agency Testing and Training District at McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

 

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti 
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Utility Asset Location Plays Key Role in U.S. Military Base Expansion in Africa

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Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, is a U.S. Navy installation and the primary base of operations for U.S. Africa Command in the Horn of Africa. The country’s largest base, it is home to more than 5,000 U.S. military personnel, civilians and military contractors.  

The base provides anti-piracy operations, as it lies north of Somalia on crucial trade routes between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, along with fighting global terrorism. To transition the facilities from an expeditionary to enduring base, officials have planned more than $1.2 billion in improvements over the next 25 years. 

The Navy looked to Stanley Consultants to use geospatial asset management techniques to address issues with identifying the camp’s utility infrastructure to effectively implement its master plan expansion. Existing infrastructure drawings and data have been known to be inaccurate and incomplete, leading to accidents, unexpected major construction modifications and delays and worse yet, system failures that disrupt an organization’s mission. Accurate utility records support master planning and construction management efforts, which enables military planners to avoid accidents, cost overruns and construction delays. 

A 12-member Stanley Consultants team worked onsite for four months to identify and record information on 3,400 assets. The process included potholing utilities, data collection, field surveys, building a geographic information system (GIS) and utility mapping in CADD to provide as-built records of the base utilities and structures.  

The GIS database catalogues more than 50,000 pieces of data and assigns those to the individual system components. Stanley Consultants identified the types of components on base and programmed pulldown menus for every option, size, manufacturer and mounting. These menus integrated data with unique asset numbers and descriptions. The menu approach also prevented accidental reuse of the numbers. 

The team also discovered communication lines that led to a manhole off-base where a host nation aircraft hangar was to be built. The lines were secured safely to prevent potential outage or security breaches. 

The team used field data to create up-to-date electrical one-line diagrams. It conducted short circuit calculations and protective device coordination analysis. These diagrams and studies were required due to significant improvements and growth that had occurred to the base infrastructure over the past several years. The studies led to electrical outage repairs that could have been prevented with proper circuit protection. 

Recommended modifications were implemented under a follow-up contract to prevent similar future outage repairs. Additionally, Stanley Consultants worked with utility locators, surveyors and GIS personnel to develop base maps showing utility lines and equipment locations. Because of this work, both utility safety for maintenance personnel and reliability to the warfighting missions were significantly improved. 

 

USDA APHIS PPQ Campus 
Moore Air Base – Edinburg, Texas

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USDA Campus Master Planning

USDA APHIS PPQ Campus - WebImage .jpgStanley Consultants was selected to perform a comprehensive site master plan for a closed US Air Force base from WWII that has since been converted into a USDA campus focused on combating invasive Mexican fruit flies that plague citrus farmers in the south Texas region. A multi-discipline team met on-site with USDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) personnel to tour the facilities, inventory existing utilities, and most importantly listen to the client to understand deficiencies with their current system and how to plan for future requirements.

TESTIMONIAL

“Thanks so much for all the help you and [Stanley Consultants] team provided on this effort. Outstanding!”

-USDA-APHIS Engineering Project Manager

Existing GIS data was collected from the USDA at the beginning of the project and was used extensively as the baseline to plan how to improve facility and utility configurations on the campus through multiple construction phases. GPS enabled cameras were also used during the site visit, which enabled GIS analysts to geospatially locate where the pictures were taken and were correlated to the features the photographer captured, via a Google Earth .kmz file, for the on-site team’s reference back in the office.

 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  
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Air Defense Site IDP

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The government of Saudi Arabia has a military site located along valuable waterfront property within the city limits of Jeddah. The property was rezoned for development to help boost the economy. Stanley Consultants was tasked with helping Saudi Arabia plan the relocation of this entire base inland at a vacant property and plan the future base intelligently.

The support facilities are a recent example of addressing master planning challenges. Stanley Consultants developed a comprehensive plan for a new base on a site spanning 8.8 million square meters. In response to different demands and expectations by four different military divisions, the submitted master plan overcame difficult terrain and limited space to incorporate such features as a defense institute, supply and maintenance operations, housing, support services and administration buildings, as well as a professional soccer stadium and numerous mosques that need to be within walking distance of base residents and visitors.

 

Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 
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Master Plan Launches Aircraft Faster, More Efficiently

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The base, six miles south of Alamogordo in south-central New Mexico, is home to the 54th Fighter Group F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot training program. The sparsely populated desert is ideal to train pilots in low-level flying and bombing, according to Holloman’s official website.

Other aircraft that call the base home are the T-38 Talon, QF-16 Drone and MQ-9 Reaper drone. The Air Force plans to increase the training program, with two more F-16 squadrons being moved there, nearly doubling the number stationed there. The potential impact to the area of the additional F-16 squadrons is economically significant.

The unusual mix of drones and fighter aircraft present challenges to airfield operations. The drones, labeled “slow movers,” by base personnel, taxi at much slower speeds than the fighter jets, which can create airfield inefficiencies on the busy runways and taxiways. Due to the limited number of arm and de-arm pads, it limits flight time and training efficiency. After landing, aircraft have to back taxi to access taxiways that lead to the flight line and maintenance areas, which is a limiting factor for the number of landings.

Base officials looked to improve the airfield’s efficiency and tasked Stanley Consultants to update its flight line area development plan. Stanley Consultants mobilized a planning charrette team to Holloman to listen to their concerns and worked closely with the 54th Fighter Group to provide impactful solutions.

The resulting planning report proposed:

  • Adding two taxiways to improve airfield efficiency and increase number of sorties by allowing aircraft to exit the runway directly
  • Adding up to four additional arm and de-arming pads would allow more F-16s to be loaded and off-loaded with weapons before and after flights, also increasing number of sorties.
  • Reconfigure the aircraft parking apron to accommodate the new F-16 squadrons.

These measures would allow for more takeoffs and landings, thereby improving airfield operations.

 

Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico 
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Technical experts help deliver electric system reliability and resilience for the Air Force

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Holloman Air Force Base recently called on a Stanley Consultants and Joint Venture partner to investigate the reliability and resiliency of the electrical system to support current and future missions on this vital air base located in Otero County, New Mexico.

Stanley’s team of technical experts began the process by gathering data on existing sources of power from utilities, solar farms, and system components such as switching stations, substations, transmission lines and critical mission facilities. A planning charrette was convened with key base personnel to gain an understanding of command priorities, define existing deficiencies and future requirements of the base wide electrical system. The next phase was to perform analysis on the system, reviewing the received data and updating the EasyPower model. Load flow analysis was then performed using the updated files, under normal and various failure scenarios. A list of projects was developed using the findings and cost estimates prepared.

The final Electrical Distribution System Reliability and Resiliency Planning Charrette Report provides recommendations for installation of a redundant power line to allow the substations to function independently of each other. Additionally, the report provides recommended improvements to electrical distribution system including a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA), Nanogrids and Microgrids to serve various districts of the base, weather protected control buildings and other features to eventually lead to remotely controlled switching of various portions of the grid in the event of a malfunction, natural disaster or other outside influence.

Stanley Consultants expert capabilities and production of this report provides a detailed roadmap to guide Holloman AFB as it prepares to be part of the Air Force of the future and represents a timely contribution towards achieving the US Air Force’s Energy Vision to “Enhance Mission Assurance Through Energy Assurance.”

 

King Saud Air Base, Saudi Arabia 
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Boots on the Ground Speed Development of New Air Base Master Plan for 40,000 Residents

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As part of its fighter jet purchases from the U.S., the Saudi Royal Air Force wants to transform the King Khalid Military City in northeastern Saudi Arabia into the country’s flagship airbase. It needed an extensive master plan that not only covered the military base, but a new city for 40,000 residents.  

TESTIMONIAL

“This master plan was developed with more detail than is typically seen. This includes floor plans of every facility, detailed utility calculations and preliminary detailed sizing of infrastructure. The work performed on site with representatives of the RSAF and specifically their interaction with the Brigadier General was exceptional.”

– USACE-MED

The Saudi Royal Air Force retained the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District to oversee the base plan. The Corps hired Stanley Consultants to develop the master plan. Our planners and technical experts, working closely with the Saudis, collaborated on a comprehensive plan for a new, $8 billion oasis city in the desert named King Saud Air Base.  

The vision for King Saud Air Base had to include not only a secure base suitable for modern fighter aircraft and administration buildings, but also had to support various military units, administrative and service personnel and their families. A main street town center featuring shops, affordable and attractive housing, restaurants, schools, mosques, recreational facilities, hospital, clinics and VIP visitor quarters was envisioned to provide a high quality of life for base residents. The base also needed extensive utility infrastructure such as power plants, pumping stations, roads, water and sewer to make it all function efficiently. 

The project delivery team realized that in order to capture the client’s requirements and review process, an auxiliary planning and design team needed to be on-site to collect data, interview stakeholders and integrate all planning factors. Within two weeks a team of six had boots on the ground, were stationed in Riyadh and worked out of the Royal Saudi headquarters for two months. Each day, the team collected real-time feedback and sent it directly to support team members back in the U.S. There, plans would be revised overnight, and the on-site team was able to review the updates with our Saudi partners the next day.  

The airfield section of the plan had to accommodate the complex needs of operating multiple types of aircraft. Thanks to the project manager’s expertise in air base facilities and operations, components such as the airfield layout, clear zones, administration, supply, maintenance, utilities and the compatibility of land uses, the planning team was able to meet the challenge of keeping multiple requirements and a dynamic program organized and ultimately compiled into a successful master plan deliverable. 

 

USAF Yokota Air Base, Japan
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Improving transportation and circulation at U.S. air base in Japan

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The U.S. air base at Yokota, Japan outside of Tokyo is on a sprawling property that depends heavily on occupant-owned vehicles to get around. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asked Stanley Consultants how it could improve transportation on the base to make things run more efficiently.

TESTIMONIAL

“I appreciate the work that went into this study and am looking forward to incorporating into our future plans. We already are using this information in our near-term decision making.”

- USAF PACAF 374 CES/CEN

Yokota Air Base is spread out over 1,750 acres, bisected by an 11,000-foot runway, with sparse alternative forms of transportation. It has a bus route that cycles every hour. Airmen must use personal vehicles to move around the base. The Corp’s goal was to consolidate the base over time and increase infrastructure for active transportation, including bicycle lanes and sidewalks, with less space devoted to vehicles. This would lead to less congestion and promote the health of soldiers.

Stanley Consultants approached the assignment by conducting a base-wide survey to assess the transportation needs and to poll which modes of transportation would be supported. In addition to the survey, which had a high response, planners conducted three days of interviews of base stakeholders for a cross section of opinions from military personnel, military families, civilian workers and operations personnel.

Stanley Consultants followed principles of the 2012 Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning in this study. Also followed the core UFC principles of sustainable planning that speak to the alternative transportation in developing recommendations for more compact and transit-oriented development.

Stanley Consultants evaluated base streets for accessibility, connectivity and condition, and also evaluated available transit, along with the infrastructure serving pedestrians and cyclists. Access to the gates, their hours of operation and ability to handle after-hour pedestrian traffic was also evaluated. Planners developed short-, mid- and long-term recommendations to base leadership to increase the use of alternative modes of transportation.

The ATP resulted in a list of recommendations that can be inserted into the installation development plan to increase shuttle and bike ridership, reduce parking demand and promote walking. Some of the recommended improvements including new and widened sidewalks to improve connectivity and striping dedicated bike lanes for safety, which have already been implemented.

 

Abu Dhabi International Airport 
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Utility plan delivered during ongoing runway operations

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The $1.5 billion Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal expansion utility master plan is another example of complex master planning and construction supervision. The services were delivered during uninterrupted international airport operations. The utility design encompassed a development the size of a city of 40,000 and two immense district cooling plants and associated distribution lines located between two operating runways.

One significant challenge that Stanley Consultants addressed was how to install massive underground utility lines beneath active taxiways by open-cut trenching without interfering with aircraft movement. The innovative site engineering solution was to design and construct a series of sanitary and sewer micro-tunnels and use of existing under-taxiway tunnel systems to creatively solve the problem.

San Antonio, Texas 
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Joint Base San Antonio Energy Audit and Microgrid Increases Resiliency

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Resiliency is a driving force behind microgrid development, such as the one being built at the largest base in the U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Base San Antonio. JBSA engaged the team of Ameresco and Stanley Consultants to assess whether it was feasible to install a microgrid power generation and distribution system that includes distributed energy resources that includes solar photovoltaic panels, lithium-ion battery energy storage and natural gas fired generation. The team performed a series of studies that culminated in a concept design as part of the investment grade audit report. Stanley Consultants also performed the microgrid design. 

At Joint Base Lackland, the microgrid will monitor commercial power quality, coordinate on-base distributed generation and energy storage, perform fast load shedding and islanding capability for critical facilities in the event of commercial power loss. The generation assets can provide half of the power needs at Joint Base Lackland for a limited time, critical loads indefinitely, ideally long enough to restart commercially provided power. 

Read more about this project at TME Magazine

 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
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Cedar Rapids Environmental Flood Master Plan Aims for Sustainability

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In reaction to the disastrous 2008 flood, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began an ambitious 20-year, $870 million plan to stiffen its defenses against the Cedar River to withstand a 500-year flood. Stanley Consultants was chosen by the City of Cedar Rapids to develop a river corridor study that would result in a flood control system that would hold back a 500-year flood event.

Subsequently, Stanley Consultants was named program manager and designer of the east side of the river, which includes 6 miles of protection. It includes a combination of flood walls, levees, pump stations, road closure structures, detention basins and 220 acres of new greenway.

As the program of works has evolved through the years, the flood protection program in Cedar Rapids became as much of an environmental master planning program as flood control. Within the approximately 4-mile stretch of river that defines the industrial downtown of Cedar Rapids, there are hundreds of official environmental sites as defined by the state that had to be evaluated for past and future use. Stanley Consultants and its partners defined, Investigated and master planned the flood control levees and improvements with both the environmental clean-up and natural enhancement sides in mind.

Flood walls were designed to avoid contaminated sites. For example, a 22-acre site was contaminated with asbestos when the former operator demolished part of the abandoned meat packing plant and buried the debris. The City of Cedar Rapids removed the buried waste to make redevelopment possible. Planners turned the site into not only a green space but as a detention basin for storm water drainage that flows from the downtown “dry side” of the levees.

The Stanley Consultants design took other redevelopment implications for leftover properties into account. Planners studied the impacts of ground water as it relates to flood control structures. Cedar Rapids will utilize excess land outside of what was needed for levee maintenance for future development considerations. Those sites – from former metal smelters to a former food manufacturer to a site with ruptured buried storage tanks - also had to be studied for their previous uses, which exposed contamination that could restrict future use. For example, a building might be restricted to commercial use without a basement.

The long-term flood control master plan took a natural environmental planning view. The Cedar Rapids plan addressed not only what to do with an area during dry periods but also during wet ones. Parks, trails and green space were built in natural flood areas in front of levees.

Natural wetlands and endangered species were identified and planned around. Water quality also entered the plan. For example, construction runoff needs to be contained, monitored and permitted.

And up- and downstream impacts of flood control measures placed were also studied and accounted for in the design.

Early archeological studies of the east side showed two significant archeological sites. These sites were investigated, and a Phase III data recovery excavation was performed within the area of levee construction impact. The sites produced high-quality data for comparison with other Early Archaic and Early Woodland period sites in the upper Midwest.

Results of the master planning have been encouraging. Cedar Rapids is experiencing a renaissance with new housing and commercial redevelopment in neighborhoods such as New Bohemia and Czech Village. The master plan addresses not only flood control but environmental sustainability for years to come.

 

 

Hawaiian Islands 
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Lessons learned Performing a Real Property Audit for Marine Corp Base Hawaii

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Read the below article in full HERE.

The project scope included a 14-person field team to survey all 2,735 facilities, as well as pavements and utilities belonging to the U.S. Marine Corps in the Hawaiian Islands.

To support performance of the survey, Stanley Consultants developed tablet-based databases with real-time update of an MS-Access database. The database mirrored the iNFADS database, which is the Navy’s facilities asset management system, and included all data elements required for the real property inventory checklist. Following client review and approval, all data was batch uploaded into iNFADS.

The project demonstrated the joint venture's ability to conduct space utilization analyses by surveying and assessing facilities, evaluating space use and unit allocations, assessing space authorizations using Department of Defense category code criteria and updating floor plans and real property records. The project was critical for the U.S. Marine Corps to achieve compliance with Federal Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) mandates.

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