February 2012 to February 2013
Philexcel Business Center 2, Manuel A. Roxas Highway,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Mr. Woods was the General Manager of this 18 person A/E firm providing outsource
Architectural, rendering, Electrical, Communications and Mechanical Engineering services to an
American A/E firm doing work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in South Korea. Mr. Woods
was responsible for all business aspects of this Filipino Corporation, including staffing,
operations, legal, HR, receivables, permits, inspections, and other requirements to run a
company in the Philippines.
The firm had a seasoned staff expert in Army Corps projects with previous employment at
Guantanamo Bay, Diego Garcia, and Seoul, Korea. Mr. Woods had oversight over the staff of
professional engineers and architects and personally provided technical reviews and LEED
SDK services were in support of the US Forces Korea base consolidation program known as the
Yongsan Relocation Program (YRP). Because of new military budget constraints, the Army
eliminated a 2008 policy to bring more families of US Servicemen to Korea. Consequently,
projects supporting families were dropped in 2012. This severely reduced A/E work for our
client. Additionally, the design phase of the consolidation program was moving into the
construction phase, further reducing design work. This necessitated closing SDK and the staff
was laid-off at the end of 2012. Mr. Woods remained on staff until the end of his contract,
however, until mid-February, shutting down the operations.
Partial Listing of Projects include:
|SDK Outsourcing Services, Inc.
Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED Accredited Professional
Osan Hospital Addition & Renovation, Osan Air Base, Korea
Mr. Woods was the Project Architect during the Design Charrette at Osan Air Base and provided
architectural LEED documentation during the course of the project. The purpose of this project
was to construct a new 2-story medical addition connected to the existing hospital facility. A
second floor addition (Upper Level) was located over the existing single story portion of the
hospital facility. Areas of Alteration and Renovation were within both, the Upper and Lower
Levels, of the existing Hospital Building of the 51st Medical Group at Osan Air Base.
The total area for the addition (26,200 sf) and hospital renovation (24,542 sf) was a total of
50,742 square feet. The DD 1391 budget was $34,600.000.
Aircraft Corrosion Control Facility, Osan Air Base, Korea
This project was a an Aircraft Corrosion Control Facility at Osan Air Base, Korea, with an area of
31,872 square feet and a programmed construction budget of $15,000,000. This facility provides
services for F16 and A10 aircraft and consists of a two-bay structure for aircraft restoration and
washing. It has storage rooms for tools, consumable items and flammable lockers / storage
cabinets to store paints, solvents, thinner, alcohol, paint strippers, adhesives and soap. It also
has staging area/rooms for aircraft parts, curing, repair and dust collection point and rooms for
prefabricated/ pre-manufactured paint booth and bead blaster equipment.
Also provided were administrative and office space for maintenance staff with a break
room/technical library. Additional support facilities included communication, electrical, and
mechanical rooms which provided space for compressors, boilers, low-level high-expansion
foam system, restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities.
The facility follows the Osan AB Facilities Excellence Design Guide and is a utilitarian in
appearance. The design of the facility conveys the functional purpose of the building as an
administrative and aircraft maintenance type of facility. Mr. Woods performed technical reviews
and LEED Documentation.
Airfield Operations and Air Traffic Control Tower (ACTC), Osan Air Base, Korea
This project was to consolidate the Radar Approach Control (RAPCON), Airfield Operations and
Air Traffic Control Tower (ACTC) operations into one building. This facility also serves as the
entryway for distinguished visitors (DV - senior officers O-6 and above or civilian equivalent - or
senior public officials including Presidents) into Korea.
Activities in the facility include administration/office work, conferencing, training (classroom and
simulators), flight planning, equipment maintenance, distinguished guests hosting, airfield
operations, air-traffic control, staff breaks and aircrew lounging.
Equipment includes basic administrative/office equipment, TV screens, communications
equipment related to airfield operations and air-traffic control, RAPCON system, air-traffic control
simulation, and basic mechanical and electrical equipment supporting the building operations.
Vehicle parking for 20 privately owned vehicles is provided at the public side of the building,
including 2 handicapped parking spaces, and 6 parking spaces for operational/private vehicles
on the airside.
Simulation Center, USAG Humphreys, Korea
This building was conceived as an “L” shape. It is a multi-story Simulation Center for the Eighth
Army G3 Training and Exercise Division (TREX) at USAG Humphreys, Korea. It includes facilities
for a number of tactical skill trainers. In addition, a number of portable/modular trainers are
located on pads just outside the main building. These trainers are provided with space for
training equipment, support facilities, administrative office space, and systems & server spaces.
This facility is largely windowless and is massive in character. The aesthetic nature of the
Simulation Center was derived directly from its function and usage program. The program of the
building called for different and separate functions according to different levels and sections of
the building. Windows are grouped and emphasized where possible to create banding and
larger design elements. Stairs and entrances were also emphasized with different building
materials to break up the large façade surfaces.
Community Activities Center (CAC), USAG Humphreys, Korea
This project is a single story, stand-alone building with gross area of 24,541 square feet which
includes an outdoor recreational shelter. The building plan consists of two main areas; the
Gaming Area and the Sports Bar & Restaurant which subsequently also includes the Music
Studios. Separation between these spaces is achieved by a centrally located reception area that
provides access to the building from two different locations.
The exterior of the building is a combination of brick and high-grade stucco-faced insulation
system. The roof is a standing seam metal on steel framing. Exterior and interior windows are
fixed aluminum. Natural light is implemented into the design.
Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL), Osan AB, Korea
This project was a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) facility at OSAN AB,
Korea. This facility is a one-story structure, and includes a large Calibration and Repair area with
increased capacity in the Dimensional Measurement Laboratory. It supports aircraft, missiles,
and ground systems on base or in the local area. This facility is tasked with performing numerous
measurements per day on equipment used to calibrate typical key systems ranging from aircraft
avionics equipment, GPS global positioning, glide slope indicators and night vision goggles.
The primary structural design of the building is concrete slab and cast-in-place steel reinforced
concrete load bearing walls with interior painted gypsum board and EIFS (exterior insulation and
finish system) exterior and covered with a structural standing seam metal roof.
Dining Facility (DFAC), USAG Humphreys, Korea
This project was a 1,300 person Training Dining Facility (DFAC) at USAG Humphreys. The DFAC
is to prepare and serve food in a seated dining area. The seated dining areas can also serve as
a gathering place for group activities. The DFAC includes primary facilities for kitchen, food
preparation, food storage area, administrative office space and dining area for soldiers. The
DFAC is staffed based on a 40-hour work week. The staffing area of work includes the menu,
layout, equipment, feeding stations, serving lines and the mission of the organization it supports.
Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is the most common exterior building finish used on
USAG Humphreys. EIFS was used where thermal protection of the building envelop is required.
A 5:12 pitch standing seam metal mansard roof system at the perimeter wall extends to screen
mechanical equipment located at the central low-sloped roof area. The central low-sloped roof
area is a 1/4:12 pitch with EPDM roofing and includes skylights that will emit natural light into
dining and serving areas. The building also includes two detached troop formation/ assembly
area canopies with a free standing continuous gable metal roof with a 5:12 pitch.