Epik International undertook a significant project for the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, consisting of the construction of a Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Motorpool Renovation. The project involved the construction of a new Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shops Building adjacent to the existing Motorpool Building. Additionally, a Vehicle Wash and Vehicle Quick Check and Work Order Write-Up Facility were built, and the existing Motorpool Building underwent selective renovations. Related site work and roadway/parking lot paving were also included in the project.
The new 630 m2 high-bay, single-story reinforced concrete drive-thru garage structure was designed to house the Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shops. It provided ample space for heavy vehicle maintenance, enabling the facility to handle a variety of repairs, including engine repairs, brake systems, and other heavy equipment maintenance tasks. The Wash Bay and Vehicle Service Write-Up Facility consisted of three drive aisles, with one designated for vehicle washing, one designated for vehicle intake inspection and service order write-up, and one designated for a quick check of vehicles for preventive maintenance servicing.
The existing Motor Pool Building underwent selective renovations to accommodate a wide range of Light to Medium Vehicle maintenance operations. The 1566 m2 Motor Pool Building was located in the service/industrial zone of the NEC and was a vital component of the larger New Embassy Compound. The renovations ensured that the facility could efficiently and effectively provide all necessary vehicle maintenance and repair services to the Embassy.
Related Site Work and Modifications to Existing included new slabs, walkways, roadways, and utility systems to accommodate the new Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shops, Wash Bay, and Vehicle Service Write-Up Facility. The site was located in the area of the International Zone of Baghdad, Iraq, on the west end of the main embassy compound site (NEC), adjacent to and including the existing Motorpool Building.
One of the key challenges of this project was that existing facilities had to remain in full operation during the construction period. This required careful planning, sequencing, and phasing of the construction activities to ensure that the existing and completed facilities remained operational throughout the construction process. This minimized disruptions to the embassy's daily operations and ensured that the mission could continue without interruption.
In conclusion, the Vehicle Maintenance Facility and Motorpool Renovation project for the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq was a crucial project for Epik International. It involved the construction of a new Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shops Building, a Vehicle Wash and Vehicle Quick Check and Work Order Write-Up Facility, selective renovations to the existing Motorpool Building, and related site work and roadway/parking lot paving. The completed facilities provided the necessary space and equipment for the efficient and effective maintenance and repair of vehicles, ensuring that the embassy could continue to operate smoothly and efficiently.
Client: U.S. DoS Overseas Buildings Operations
Prime Contractor: Epik-Framaco JV
Designer: DLR Group Sorg
Contract Type: Design & Build
Contract Value: $8,200,000
Completion: June 2014