Projects USACE Construction for ANA MFNDU Phase II

 Type: Vertical Construction
 Location: Qargha, Afghanistan
 Project Owner's Name: USACE TAA-Transatlantic Afghanistan District
 Project Starting Date: May 5, 2015
 Initial Contract Price: USD $ 72M
 Number of Buildings: 46 nos.
 Total Built-up Area: 97,123 m2
 Total Area of Pavement/ Road Works/ Walk Ways: 22,000m2
 Total Length of External Utility Services: 2,475 LM
 Project Type: Design & Build US Government Project
 Status: On Time Completion

Narrative on Experience

The project includes the construction of Multi Story Afghan National Defense University Phase II (Marshal Fahim National Defense University) which contains facilities for continuing officer and senior noncommissioned officer professional education courses for the Afghan National Army (ANA). The project is Phase II of the overall effort to provide for the completion of the Afghan National Defense University (ANDU) site at Qargha, Afghanistan. The Marshall Fahim National Defense University is located in Qargha District on a 105 acre site on a plateau to the west of the Kabul City Center near Police District 5. It houses various educational establishments of the Afghan Armed Forces. The three distinct parts of the university are:

  • The National Military Academy of Afghanistan
  • The Afghan National Army Officer Academy
  • The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

The project consists of construction of 46 multi story masonry buildings, roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, range control building, grading, and utilities. The site work includes roads, parking lots, grading, sanitary sewers, water distribution, electrical distribution, and the telecom distribution systems.

Once fully completed, aside from the facilities indicated above, it provides a Legal Branch School, a Cultural Affair School, a Language School with a Library, and the recreation and life support facilities to house the Campus' military personnel. The wellness and life support areas include, but are not limited to, the dining facilities, fitness center, and both female and male battalion barracks.

The complete functional complex will include electrical, mechanical, water and sewer systems, storm water collection, irrigation system, and a complete interior fit-out of all the buildings. Additionally, a complete force protection system is included including guard towers, boundary walls, entry control points, telecommunication infrastructures.

The construction, security, and safety standards for MFNDU are very similar and highly relevant for the solicitation. At peak performance levels, MVL has managed nearly 2300 Expat, Third country National, and Local National construction and safety personnel without any incident and lost time, clocking more than 5million man-hours worked to date. MVL's management of the MFNDU Project at full man- power postures the Contractor to complete the project ahead of schedule and to our client's total satisfaction.

The construction is subdivided into 5 phases (Zone 1- 5). All zones are completely handed over prior to the schedule. Turnover of B-306 additional modification works (to install 19 additional propane gas system) & additional modification works at WPP Bldg.'s (Partition installations) are remaining and scheduled to complete before 25th May 17.

Many of the major components of the subject solicitation mirror those at MFNDU. The construction standards, geographic proximity, and client expectations for both projects are similar as both projects require multiple facilities, infrastructure systems, and the manpower/ equipment necessary to complete. To date, MVL has also progressed and ahead of the schedule.

Highly Relevant Scope :

  • Medical Building
  • School/ University Buildings/ Training Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Multi Story Family Housing Masonry Buildings
  • DFAC * Guard Towers
  • Site Development
  • Refuse Collection Points
  • Boundary Walls / Force Protection
  • Parking * Roadways and Walkways
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Water Infrastructure
  • Sanitary Sewer Collection System
  • Septic Tanks
  • Power Plant

Climate

Kabul has a cold semi-arid climate with precipitation concentrated in the winter (almost exclusively falling as snow) and spring months. Temperatures are relatively cool compared to much of Southwest Asia, mainly due to the high elevation of the city. Summer has very low humidity, providing relief from the heat. Autumn features warm afternoons and sharply cooler evenings. Winters are cold, with a January daily average of -2.3 ° C (27.9 °F). Spring is the wettest time of the year, though temperatures are generally amiable. Sunny conditions dominate year-round. The annual mean temperature is 12.1 °C (53.8 °F).

Culture

Religious Country. All Afghans follow specific religious traditions, celebrate the same holidays, dress the same, consume the same food, listen to the same music and are usually multi-lingual

Construction Materials: Materials as per US Government Standards.

Bonding Requirement: Performance Bond & Payment Bond

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