Federal Projects
Craig A. Woods, RA
LEED    Accredited Professional
Dynamic Battle Control Center Design-Build, Nellis
AFB, Nevada. US Army Corps of Engineers - Los
Angeles District, (ET)

Design / Build, Spirit Bronze Design

Design manager and architect of record for $11M
design-build of an Air and Space Combat Operations
Center. Design manager for all aspects of the
projects design components, technical support,
design document control, and design oversight
activities during construction of the two-story, 42,550-
square-foot (3,953 square meter) building. Universal
accessibility features were provided in conformance
with the ADA and UFAS.

Managed design of offices, auditorium, high-bay
operations bay, computer/data rooms, support areas
and a number of Sensitive Compartmentalized
Information Facility (SCIF) areas. Interior construction
is dry wall, insulation, CMU and acoustical ceiling. An
accessible floor over a depressed foundation is
installed in functionally related areas to facilitate
voice and data cable distribution and easy
reconfiguration of equipment for varying exercises.
The facility has load bearing CMU walls and
pilasters with concrete masonry exterior to match the
surrounding buildings.

The facility is sited near the existing operations
compound and Building 201 (Red Flag) because of
ongoing and future operational requirements.
Sustainable design features included water efficient
landscaping; light pollution reducing site lighting;
optimized energy performance; reduced water
consuming fixtures; high-performance envelope;
noise control; indoor air quality management; an
Environmental Management System (EMS); use of
local and regional materials; and low-VOC emitting
finish materials. Credits were sufficient for a Spirit
“Bronze” level design. High levels of acoustical
design were employed to maintain appropriate
indoor noise levels.

Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) design, using
the Department of Interior anti-terrorism guidelines,
was used to protect the structure.  ATFP was an
integral part of siting and landscape considerations,
closed-circuit TV (CCTV) electronic surveillance and
access control, and structural resistance against
progressive collapse from terrorist action.
Dormitory 777, Nellis AFB, Nevada. US Army Corps
of Engineers – Los Angeles District,

Design / Build, Spirit Bronze Design

Earth Tech’s Project Architect for design-build
services for a 144-room dormitory and its site
surroundings for enlisted personnel.

Design services included all disciplines for the three-
story, 51,110-square-foot building. The project
contained 36 four-unit modules, believed to be the
first time in Air Force housing, that each share a
kitchen and a laundry closet. Each four-unit module
has four bedrooms with their private bathrooms and
cloth closets. The building design also included
associated support areas containing office, supply
rooms with wire cage storage lockers (stacked 2
high), 2 handicap, toilet rooms, janitor closet,
mechanical-electrical-communications rooms.

Earth Tech used military design codes and criteria.
Force protection design, using the Department of
Interior anti-terrorism guidelines, was used to protect
the structure against progressive collapse from
terrorist action. Construction materials include
concrete block masonry walls, pre-cast and pre-
stressed hollow core concrete planks, and a
structural steel gable roof. The facility was fully
automatic fire sprinklered. The building received a
“Bronze” rating in the Spirit rating system based on
LEED. Universal accessibility (ADA) requirements
were met using the Uniform Federal Accessibility
Standards (UFAS).
Military Police Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, US Army
Corps of Engineers - Ft. Leavenworth, KS (HDR)

Design-Build, LEED Silver Certified

Performed QA/QC review of 3-story, CMU and Steel
Frame BEQ.  Construction was Type II B, Non-
combustible, Fully Sprinklered.  The building had 56 –
2 Bedroom living units for 112 personel.  Each floor
contained 14,705 square feet for a total of 44,115
square feet.  Construction drawings were prepared by
and building code reviews.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles
for two boundary surveys of the VA West Los Angeles
for two boundary surveys of the VA West Los Angeles
the boundary of the approximately 382 acre medical
complex in the highly urbanized area of Wilshire Blvd.
and the 405 Freeway as well as leased property to the
US Post Office and Brentwood School.
Many Farms High School. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Stichler Design Group Project Architect for
construction of new classrooms and an activity center
for this high school. Many Farms High School is
located in the heart of the Navajo reservation in Many
Farms, Arizona. It has 400 students and 35 faculty
members along with a large support staff. It is a
boarding school sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of
Indian Affairs Office of Education Programs, with
separate dorms for male and female students. Also
included was the partial demolition and renovation of
student dormitories. Mr. Woods coordinated
consultants and modifications to construction
documents reflecting ADA, structural, and Bureau of
Indian Affairs modifications
Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, San Diego,
California
(HDR)

Design-Build, LEED Silver Certified

HDR Prepared the Request For Proposal for this
project, utilizing teams in our San Diego, Chicago,
and Cincinnati offices.  As the San Diego
manager, coordinated client meetings, site visits,
and consultants who performed Civil
Engineering, Geotechnical and Hazardous
Material investigations.  

This is a Design-Build project of a new
confinement facility, including support space,
which will be sized to hold 120 additional male
and 80 additional female prisoners from all
military services awaiting trial, serving short-term
and longer-term sentences up to five to ten years.
New prisoner industries/maintenance facilities
spaces to the increased population. A new
parking lot, utilities, an emergency generator,
security fencing, security control systems, lighting,
and landscaping will be required. New facility
technology systems will be integrated with
existing systems. Approximate size of the new
facilities is 95,000 square feet. Renovation will be
required to enclose an outdoor visitation area and
convert it into administrative support and meeting
space. Additional renovation is required for
medical support, galley operations, and records
storage expansion needs. Approximate size of
renovated space is 4,600 square feet.
Construction will conform to Department of
Defense, Department of Navy, and American
Correctional Association (ACA) Standards.
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Benefield Anechoic Facility, Edwards Air Force
Base, CA.

Designed by a legacy AECOM company, the facility
cost over $25M.  This is the world’s largest testing
facility for aircraft radar imaging and is a high security
Air Force Facility.  Enclosing 4.6 million square feet of
space, the Benefield chamber is spacious enough to
hold virtually any U. S. military airplane, including the
world's biggest doors, a 250-ton steel device that is
so bulky it takes 40 minutes to close.

Mr. Woods was
manager of AECOM On-Call A&E
services for this operational facility.

Projects included adaptation and improvements to
the existing facility to meet Air Force needs,
specifically, planning additional new construction of
offices and storage in adjacent building, analysis and
repair of aging equipment, modification of existing
buildings including MEP and Structural and other
services.  Fee for services were in excess of $500K
annually
F-22 Radar Cross Section Testing Facility, Hill
Air Force Base, Utah, AECOM, $23M,
Design-Build, Okland Construction, Army Corps
of Engineers, Sacramento, LEED Silver   AECOM.

Mr. Woods was involved as Project Manager
during the bid phase and through the Kickoff of
this project.  The project was then turned over to
a PM living in the Salt Lake City area due to a
work slow-down in 2010.

This project is a 61,584 gross square foot, partial
two-story, high-bay, secured Electromagnetic
Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF)
providing vestibule space, radar control room,
restrooms, lightning protection, fire
detection/prevention, intrusion detection,
scientific workstation space, personnel offices,
visitor processing area, conference room,
maintenance and spare parts storage areas,
and a mechanical laboratory.  This facility
includes a 3,978 square foot basement, a 6,720
square foot anechoic chamber.   The large
double-shielded anechoic chamber with large
access doors and legacy force platforms
features a 100-ton capacity synchronous
turntable with a 10-foot, 70-ton hydraulic lift and a
5-ton hoist with rail (above a false ceiling)
running from the high-bay area to the middle of
the shielded doors.  Turntable access is through
the basement.
$15M Aircraft Corrosion Control Facility, Osan Air Base, Korea (+LEED Documentation) (SDK &
TJD)  

Mr. Woods was GM and supervisor of office production on this project and personally developed
LEED Documentation for the LEED Silver compliance.

This project is a two-bay Aircraft Corrosion Control Facility at Osan Air Base, Korea with an area of
31,872 square feet and a programmed amount 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.

Administrative and office space for maintenance staff with break room/technical library and support
facilities like communication, electrical, mechanical room including space for compressors,
boilers, low-level high-expansion foam system, break room, restrooms, locker rooms and shower
facilities is also provided.  

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.
$34.5M Osan Hospital Addition & Renovation, Osan Air Base, Korea (+LEED Documentation)
(SDK & TJD)

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 is to
construct a new 2-story medical addition adjacent to the existing hospital facility, a second floor
addition (Upper Level) to be located over the existing single story portion of the existing hospital
facility, and areas of Alteration work within both, the Upper and Lower Levels, of the existing
Hospital Building 777 for the 51st Medical Group (51 MG) 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.
HHOP Family Housing, USAG Camp
Humphreys, Korea (Heerim)

As Vice President/Technical Director of
Heerim, a South Korean Architectural
firm, Mr. Woods provided oversight on
this Army Corps of Engineers project.
This project was to facilitate the
relocation of the US Army Garrison
Yongsan from Seoul to Camp
Humphreys, about 40 miles south.  This
was Phase One of a 2-phase, $1.3B
housing element that will provide 3, 4, &
5 bedroom apartments for 2,400 military
families.  

Phase One of this Design/Build Project
included 1,400 units in 27 buildings
((15) included 1,400 units in 27
buildings ((15) 6-story and (12) 14-story
buildings plus a Community Center and
Welcome Center).  

The concept is UP, not out, so the
design called for  underground parking
and high-rises, and provided open
space and recreational areas for the
families.  Camp Humphreys is growing
from about 10,000 people to 44,000.
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