JBER Mall listed as #2 Alaska construction project

News Source: Northwest Construction Magazine
Publish Date: March 01, 1999

The Elmendorf/Fort Richardson Community Center Mall is a design/build, fast-track project at the Elemendorf Air Force Base. The 300,000 sq.-ft. community shopping center brings several services from Fort Richardson and Elmendorf AFB under one roof to serve both the Army and the Air Force. Services will include AAFES Exchange, DeCA Commissary, Military Clothing Supply Services, and a mall that will provide services similar to those in most military or private sector malls.

Koonce Pfeffer, Inc. was the premier designer on the project, and civil design was provided by Dowl Engineers. Structural design was provided by Engineering Development Mechanical and electrical systems were developed by PDC, Inc. Consulting Engineers.

The project’s ground breaking took place in May of 1998, and the structure was dried in and heated by mid-October. Neeser/Veco worked closely with AAFES and URS Greiner Woodward Clyde — the owner’s representative — to coordinate and interpret the vast amount of information that comes from AAFES, DeCA and the various vendors that will occupy the mall to keep the project on schedule and within budget.

Major subcontractors include: Crootch & Harris, Independent Steel Erectors, Inc., GMC Cantracting, Inc., Oilfield Services, Inc., Summit Paving, and Udelhoven.