Squadron Ops Facility VE Study | Cannon AFB, NM
Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District
Huitt-Zollars preformed a value engineering (VE) study on 65% design documents for the squadron operations and training facilities for the 3rd and 33rd squadrons to support their remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) missions. While each squadron’s integrity is promoted by having its own command suite, fixed ground control stations, training areas, auditorium and heritage room, they share standardization, evaluation, flight safety, scheduling, operations center, maintenance, lobby restrooms and break areas. The combined program amount is $40.7 million. The VE team developed alternatives in several key functional areas that emerged in response to the study objectives, project goals, issues that were identified and major opportunities to improve the project value. The following VE study findings and recommendations offer the potential to reduce the $20,577,000 initial cost by $406,000, add $2,665,000 in initial costs to improve performance, and ultimately save $1,346,000 in life cycle costs after 25 years.