Sundt Construction Completes Work on Military Combat Jet Training Facility in Yuma, Ariz.
YUMA, Ariz. (Sept. 10, 2012) – Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed building a 43,150-square-foot, two-story flight simulator facility at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Yuma that will be used to train pilots who operate the military’s F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.
Sundt began working at the MCAS base in June 2011, shortly after being selected by the U.S. Navy to serve as the project’s general contractor. The flight simulator is part of $150 million worth of construction initiatives taking place at the air station over the next several years.
Working within stringent security and noise-control requirements, Sundt maintained a rigorous 12-month construction schedule to deliver the complex building to the military. Coordinating the installation of raised-access flooring and an under-floor cable tray contributed to the challenges Sundt’s crews managed throughout the job.
“This is only the second simulator facility in the country for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter,” said Sundt Project Manager Frank Bejarano. “Sundt considers it a privilege to work on projects that support the training and equipping of our military service members.”
Sundt has completed federal construction projects on various military installations across the country, including Fort Bliss, Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood in Texas, as well as installations in Louisiana, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
Sundt Construction, Inc. is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. Known nationally for its innovative approach to construction services, the firm is currently ranked the 58th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.