Developers break ground for Kaneohe Marines air station

Published On: Mar 20 2013 03:39:28 PM HST

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong

Key personnel and guests ceremoniously shovel dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Marine Corps Air Station Operations Complex, held near the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting building, March 15, 2013. dck-ecc pacific is the design-builder on the $46.6 million project that includes a new air passenger terminal, dormitory for the ARFF Marines, six new bays for the fire trucks and new office space. The complex, which consists of two main buildings, is scheduled for completion in September 2014.

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii -

A groundbreaking was held last week on a $46.6 million air station operations complex at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay.

The new complex will include an air passenger terminal, dormitory for the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines, six new fire truck bays and new office space. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2014.

“This project was awarded to the dck-ecc team last year and we recently completed the design phase of this design-build contract for NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) Hawaii,” said Eric Tessem, dck pacific senior vice president and general manager. “Now with construction activities ready to begin, we are confident that our project team will be successful inconstructing state-of-the-art, sustainable, and highly functional facilities for the Marines and sailors at MCBH.”

The partnership combines the talents and resources of dck pacific and Environmental Chemical Corporation, and was created specifically to complete complex, large design-build projects in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. This award represents dck-ecc’s fourth project as a partnership. dck-ecc is currently constructing a $128 million contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at South Range, Schofield Barracks.

dck pacific & RIM Architects

An artist's rendering of the Air Station Operations Complex.

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