FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECURITY TRAINING CENTER (FASTC)
Colony Construction is proud to partner with Hensel Phelps on the Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC) Contract #1 at Ft. Pickett. Construction began on this phase of the project in late February 2016. Colony is anticipated to move into the Core Area shown below for the paving portion in late 2016.
Here is an excerpt from the U.S. Department of State regarding the plans and purpose of the FASTC project:
“This facility will be dedicated to providing consolidated hard skills security and life saving training to the foreign affairs community. This training develops the practical skills necessary to operate in today’s overseas environment. Hard skills training allows the foreign affairs community to learn how to detect surveillance, provide emergency medical care, increase identification skills to recognize improvised explosive devices (IED), participate in firearms familiarization, and perform defensive/counter-terrorist driving maneuvers. Such training improves security and life safety for the protection of U.S. personnel operating abroad.”
HENRICO COUNTY’S DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES – WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY
In March of this year we were awarded another municipal project by Henrico County. This project is allowing us to participate in pavement repair and replacement at the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities Water Reclamation Facility. An estimated 930 tons of asphalt, 450 cubic yards of concrete, and 2500 tons of stone are expected to be used. Miscellaneous site work and storm drainage improvement are just a few of the other major changes happening at the Water Reclamation Facility. This project is scheduled to be completed by October 1, 2016.
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DRIVER TRAINING FACILITY
The Virginia Department of State Police Driver Training Facility, located at Fort Pickett is a training facility with an intricate course made up of; a highway course, with mock interstate and major roadways; an urban course, with a suburban neighborhood including a railroad crossing and roundabout; a skid course with a “sea” of asphalt, which is used to simulate wet road conditions. Colony installed a total of 22,305 tons of base mix and 14,455 tons of surface mix. This project will be completed in November 2012.
FORT PICKETT MANEUVER TRAINING FACILITY
This Department of Military Affairs project included rehabilitating pavement on four separate roads on the Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center located in Blackstone, VA. The scope of this project included deep milling and overlay, replacement of curb and gutter, shoulder build up and striping of pavement. Colony installed 2,950 tons of base asphalt, 1,934 tons of intermediate, and 7,086 tons of surface mix asphalt. This project was completed on August 29, 2014.
CITY OF RICHMOND – MAIN STREET AREA
This project for the City of Richmond included resurfacing eight streets within in city limits including Clopton, Fairmont, Hull, Nine Mile, Water, Staples Mill, West Broad, and Main Streets. The scope of work included improving sidewalk access to meet ADA specifications, flexible pavement planing, utility adjustments, asphalt overlay, restoration of pavement markings, and restoration of traffic signal loops. Colony installed 17,755 tons of surface mix and 11,606 square yards of GlasPave 25 Paving Fabric. This project was completed on August 16, 2014.
BEACH ROAD AT BRANDY OAKS SHOULDER IMPROVEMENT
This Chesterfield County project involved the construction of approximately 4,700 linear feet of roadway and shoulder widening as well as ditch reconstruction along Beach Road near the Brandy Oaks subdivision. The scope of this project included clearing and grading, road leveling, paving and remarking the roadway. Colony installed a total of 959 tons of base mix, 386 tons of intermediate mix, and 1,512 tons of surface mix. This project was completed on July 22, 2013.
NEWBYS BRIDGE & JACOBS ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
This Chesterfield County project consisted of approximately 1,400 linear feet of roadway widening and realignment. This project improved a substandard curve and also provided left and right turn lanes at the Jacobs Road intersection. This project included clearing, grading, installation of curb, gutter, and storm drain systems. Colony installed a total of 1,104 tons of base mix, 169 tons of intermediate mix and 844 tons of surface mix. This project was completed on June 11, 2013.