Woolpert-KZF joint venture to build Corps of Engineers complex

January 27, 2016  - By
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The Japan District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the Woolpert-KZF Joint Venture (W-KZF JV) three task orders totaling approximately $6.95 million to support the design of a $150 million CV-22 complex at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan.

The facilities, which will support the bed-down of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at the base, include an aircraft maintenance hangar, a squadron operations building, an MRSP warehouse, a flight simulator facility and a headquarters building.

W-KZF JV is working closely with Jacobs Engineering of California. Jacobs is providing design services in support of the horizontal infrastructure improvements for the CV-22 campus development.

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton, and KZF Design is an architecture, engineering, planning and interior design firm based in Cincinnati. The Ohio firms’ joint venture also was selected this summer to provide full design and construction services for the schools serving U.S. military families in Japan.

Jacobs, headquartered in Pasadena, is a large and diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services.

Project Manager Rebecca Knolle said Woolpert has been working on the CV-22 campus development plan with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) since 2013.

“We’ve been with this endeavor from the outset,” Knolle said. “What’s novel about this project is that it will require the W-KZF JV and Jacobs teams to work collaboratively. We see this as a good opportunity for knowledge sharing.”

Construction is expected to begin on the complex in 2017 and will be completed in 2020-21.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.