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Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade

(Mount Home AFB, ID)


The electrical infrastructure upgrade was a design/build fast track project to make the 366th Medical Group’s outpatient clinic energy efficiency. Performed with Joint Venture partner Donley Construction, the project objective was to repair, renew, or replace, depending on findings during our on-site survey, all “dry type” transformers/ground with K-Rated Energy Efficient Transformers and replace the Motor Control Centers with Distribution Panel Boards.

More than 95 dry-type transformers and 40 drive isolation transformers were replaced as part of the electrical infrastructure upgrade effort. Six motor control centers were replaced. The building automation system was modified to accommodate the newly installed systems. The Donley-Kirlin team also replaced two hydronic boilers and realigned the heating water system.

Under a strict 320 day performance period, we mobilized with our subcontractor force quickly to inspect the project area against the project scope and available drawings. Design partner Kroeschell Engineering provided an on-site survey and building layout of the project scope to aid in meeting the scheduling demands. To expedite activities and accommodated the day to day operations of an occupied facility, we constructed several temporary construction zones within the clinic and administrative spaces to allow the Donley-Kirlin team to work without disrupting building staff while being to complete the tasks within the specified time frame.