2014 – 2019
The P-281 Engine Test Stand Facility was a new construction project. This project consisted of constructing two reinforced concrete test pads for testing turbo prop engines and a 4,000 SF single-story ground support equipment building, and the demolishing the deteriorated existing test stand facility for the aviation division of the US Navy at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in Oxnard, California. The ground support equipment building created new admin offices, a maintenance workshop, restroom and shower facilities, lockers, and a break area. The construction consisted of split face and precision CMU, metal panel roofing, Sola-tubes and glass block for natural lighting, double-paned windows, motorized roll-up doors, and hollow metal doors and frames. Site improvements at this location, in addition to the two concrete test pads, included two fuel skid areas with concrete curbs, paved access roads for fuel trucks, parking spots and pavement markings, perimeter fencing with gates, site lighting, planting and landscaping, a trash enclosure, and a new extension and relocation of the existing jet blast deflector shield. New supporting site utilities were also installed including a transformer and switch gear, overhead electrical lines and poles, water distribution, and a new sanitary sewer line including a new manhole, and an oil-water separator.