Base Access Gate at OPS Fuel Farm Area

Prime Contractor: Jacob Construction & Design, Inc.

Contract Number: N62473‐15‐C‐0417

Contract Value: $1,341,245

Contract Award Date: 09/26/2015

Contract Final Completion Date: 02/10/2017

Agency: NAVFAC Southwest, FEAD NAS Lemoore

Project Goal

Jacob Construction & Design, Inc. constructed two new access gates at entry points to a newly built hanger to house a fleet of incoming F-35 aircraft at NAS Lemoore.


JCD was responsible for the construction of two (2) – new and complete construction access gates at the OPS Fuel Farm area. Constructed access gates were to be outfitted with guard outposts, swing gates, electrical lighting and controls, transformers, electrical meters, telephone and data banks, bollards, locks, and other essential accessories. As this project was being performed concurrent with the construction with a new hangar to house a fleet of anticipated F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, multi-layered coordination between the government, end users, and other contractor groups played a critical role from conception to completion of this project. Once all gates/barriers were constructed, it was only through careful coordination and planning that the high voltage electrical for the access gates could be integrated into the new electrical infrastructure for the hangar.

As JCD self-performed the bulk of the project, our first priority was to conduct locates/ potholing for buried utilities to derive a working layout for construction. Once locates were determined, JCD proceeded to trench for conduits and splice boxes. 4” conduits for power and data/communication were routed to both utility pad locations from termination point of the newly constructed switch gear for the F-35 Hangar. Excavation continued with trenching under utility pads and into Electrical-subsurface manholes. At guard shack locations, JCD’s personnel continued by excavating sites for concrete equipment pads. Both pads were formed, reinforced, and slabs poured in-house prior to arrival of new guard shacks. Following the installation of the shacks by supplier, holes were drilled, and new bollards installed/painted. Prior to making final connections to the electrical, JCD installed new exterior lighting systems and ensured all equipment/structures were anchored down. During the execution of this project, due to unforeseen conditions at fuel farm area, JCD was asked to work with the government architect to value engineer a solution that would allow new gates to successfully integrate into the upgraded electrical infrastructure currently in operation at NAS Lemoore, CA.

Project performed inhouse via JCD personnel

  • Supervision
  • Quality Control management
  • Safety management
  • Traffic control program and management
  • Environmental management including dust mitigation and erosion control
  • Located existing underground utilities
  • Excavated/Trenched for splice boxes/manholes and communication/power conduit relays
  • Installed all conduit and communication lines
  • Excavated and prepped guard shelter pad with all necessary electrical from source
  • Formed, reinforced and poured concrete pads
  • Delivered and set specially fabricated guard shacks
  • Set/Installed all electrical equipment
  • Drilled and set bollards
  • Anchored equipment and shack structures

Project performed via subcontractor personnel

  • Installed fencing and posts to secure perimeter
  • Underground boring for electrical/communication conduits