Tobyhanna Army Depot | Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Finishing Center
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Finishing Center
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Army Corps of Engineers Washington, DC
Through the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Tobyhanna Army Depot, the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in the United States Department of Defense, commissioned L.R. Costanzo to build a new, 78,000 square foot structure to house their C4ISR Finishing Center. The building is used to repair, refinish and apply protective coating to large tactical systems such as ground theater air control systems, GTACS, Firefinder systems, Radio Terminal Set and numerous Range Threat Systems (RTS). The Air Force has designated Tobyhanna as its Technical Source of Repair for command, control, communications and intelligence systems.
- Installing foundations during extreme winter weather conditions.
- Creating an intricate steel structure, which incorporated structural, trapeze framing in order to support a complex festooning system, fall protection system and overhead bridge crane.
- Working in highly secure area of an army depot.
- Constructing Blast Booths designed to remove existing finishes from large military equipment in order to repair and refinish in newly constructed Paint Booths. Controlling the environment inside the booths was essential.
- In order to ensure that foundation work was completed on time, the team utilized tents, complete with indirect fired heaters.
- Paid close attention to detail during the shop drawing process and carefully coordinated installations with vendors.
- Worked closely with security personnel to ensure smooth and timely access to materials and equipment.
- To control the environment and help give paint more durability and a high-quality finish, L.R. Costanzo’s team created booths large enough for a large trailer to be completely painted, while putting in place humidity controls to “bake on” the finish.
- Over 120,000 man hours were spent working on this project.
- Nearly 1 million pounds of steel were used.
- A 15 ton, overhead bridge crane was installed.
- The project was constructed according to LEED silver certification requirements.