92nd CES renovates the Ross
By Senior Airman Mackenzie Richardson, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 07, 2017
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- In March 2017, the Ross Mission Essential Feeding Facility underwent a renovation project led by the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, saving the Air Force approximately $83,000 in paper goods and construction materials.
The month-long project focused on the kitchen area; replacing, repairing and refabricating duct work, seasonal waterlines, water damage and various cosmetic elements.
“During the renovation the team demolished, repaired and refabricated 24 feet of clipper exhaust duct work, making the duct system more efficient,” said Staff Sgt. Clifford Daniel, 92nd CES structures supervisor. “They also demolished and replaced 720 square feet of drywall in the walls and ceiling to promote a more sanitized room. In addition, they installed 864 square feet of fiberglass reinforced paneling.”
The construction process began by identifying the issues needing repair, determining whether the repair was within the scope of 92nd CES capabilities and developing a time frame.
“For large projects, we coordinate a contract estimate prior to the start of construction to determine which renovation option is most effective based on specific time constraints, resources and cost,” said Senior Airman Romer Pinili, 92nd CES structures journeyman and project team lead.
The contractor estimate valued the Ross MEFF project at $30,000. The 92nd CES construction team completed the job in 1,080 man hours and spent under $7,000 on the materials, saving more than $23,000 in construction materials and labor.
“This was my first time leading a project,” Pinili said. “The 1,000 hours of mentorship and training provided by our civilians and Airmen throughout the project was beneficial and much needed.”
The Ross MEFF supports the Air Force’s premier Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape school, serving more than 32,000 people on a monthly basis.