Projects USACE Camp Shorabak Construction

 Type: K-Span
 Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan
 Project Owner's Name: USACE TAA-Transatlantic Afghanistan District
 Project Starting Date: August 24, 2013
 Total Built-up Area: 8746.5 m2
 Initial Contract Price: USD $6M
 Number of Buildings: 19
 Project Type US Government Project
 Status: Early Completion

Narrative on Experience

MVL's scope of work on the Camp Bastion at Shorabak, Afghanistan included the utilities and interior fit out of 15 military buildings, including battalion headquarters, barracks, training facilities, vehicle and other maintenance buildings, latrine/laundry buildings, and administration buildings. MVL was also responsible for the mechanical electric and plumbing for all buildings. This project was commissioned by the USACE and built for the Afghanistan National Army in Shorabak.. MVL overcame a number of challenges on this project. MVL was able to complete this project on-time despite extreme adverse weather conditions that were described by locals as the "worst winter ever". The high level of winter precipitation included flooding in many areas of the job site. MVL was able to recover lost time through adding additional workers, adding an additional shift, and chartering an aircraft and flying in several planeloads of material into Camp Bastion. MVL's ability to overcome adverse conditions garnered high-praise from both ECC and their client the USACE.

Highly Relevant Scope :

  • Office Buildings
  • Training Buildings
  • Housing Buildings
  • DFAC
  • Laundry
  • Vehicle Maintenance Buildings


Winter begins in December and sees most of its precipitation in the form of rain. Temperatures average 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) in January, although lows can drop well below freezing. They end in early-March and are followed by a pleasant spring till late-April with temperatures generally in the upper 10s °C to lower 30s °C (65-88 °F) range. Sunny weather dominates year-round, especially in summer, when rainfall is extremely rare


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.

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