Heapy served as the Project Manager for the new site utility infrastructure and roads for the new 60 acre Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Heapy also designed the Mechanical-Electrical systems to relocate and extend electric, communications, gas, steam and managed the storm, sanitary and water site utilities.
In 2005, the US Government conducted another round of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures) to help streamline the processes conducted by the military throughout the United States. This task included consolidating multiple DOD’s installations (more than 350 since 1988) into existing installations with the hope that this would save billions of dollars.
Wright Patterson Air Force Base was affected positively by the BRAC Process, landing multiple new operations including the new 250 Million, 750,000 Square Foot 711th Human Performance Wing (HPW) Building. To accommodate the New HPW Building along with a slew of other New Buildings, the Outside Plant Infrastructure (Electrical, Fiber Optic, Copper & Private CATV) had to be relocated and/or upgraded.
This included the requirement of taking utilities that were currently installed on poles and rerouting them undeground, installing manholes around existing ductbanks (some of which were clay), installing new concrete encased ductbanks and manholes as well as thousands of feet of new cabling.
Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations
Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.