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    Construction begins on Iowa ANG consolidated support building

    Breaking ground

    Photo By Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot | Representatives from the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sioux City and...... read more read more



    Story by Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 

    185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard

    Construction crews were in the process of removing an asphalt parking lot this morning as local dignitaries officially broke ground for a new building at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa. Representatives from the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sioux City and 185th Air Refueling Wing leadership broke ground for a new 37,000-square-foot consolidated support building at the Air National Guard unit in Sioux City.

    Construction for the new building is expected to be completed by the end of next year. When complete the one-story building will house the unit’s clinic, food services and communications function, accommodating nearly 500 people.

    The $12.4 million building project will replace aging facilities while consolidating several areas under one roof. According to Lt. Colonel Kris Aldrich, 185th Civil Engineer the new building will be a more modern and energy efficient space that has been designed specifically for the military functions who will use the building.

    Aldrich said the new facility will replace two existing buildings which are scheduled for demolition. The old buildings had been remodeled through the years, but Aldrich said they have reached the end of their lifespan and they have become costly to maintain.

    “The building that houses our communications squadron was originally constructed as a jet engine repair shop. Our base clinic and dining facility building was originally the base supply building. These buildings are 44 and 60 years old,” said Aldrich.

    Aldrich said the plans for the new building have been in the works for several years. He said months of work have gone into soliciting bids and designing the new building. The building was designed to meet the needs of the new occupants while meeting the latest anti-terrorism and force protection standards.

    According to contractor OPUS Design Build, L.L.C. the new facility will also include modern, high efficiency heating and cooling systems as well as energy saving electrical systems.



    Date Taken: 11.15.2017
    Date Posted: 11.15.2017 16:23
    Story ID: 255467
    Location: SIOUX CITY, IOWA, US

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