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Construction update: Progress being made on Beale's CE structure, DCGS

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Administration and Operations Facility is in the progress of construction on Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The contractors are erecting walls using insulated concrete forms designed to be energy efficient.  The facility is a replacement of the last, which was lost in a fire in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Administration and Operations Facility is in the progress of construction on Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The contractors are erecting walls using insulated concrete forms designed to be energy efficient. The facility is a replacement of the last, which was lost in a fire in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

A construction worker drills into a pipe during the building of the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Administration and Operations Facility Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Construction began on the structure April 2015 and is slated to be complete by the summer of 2016. The facility is a replacement of the last, which was lost in a fire in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

A construction worker drills into a pipe during the building of the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Administration and Operations Facility Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Construction began on the structure April 2015 and is slated to be complete by the summer of 2016. The facility is a replacement of the last, which was lost in a fire in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

A construction crew pours concrete at the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 8, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand for time-critical processing, exploitation, and dissemination of actionable intelligence data in support of combat operations. They also have the ability to support contingencies worldwide and integrate new ISR technologies as they are operationally fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

A construction crew pours concrete at the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 8, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand for time-critical processing, exploitation, and dissemination of actionable intelligence data in support of combat operations. They also have the ability to support contingencies worldwide and integrate new ISR technologies as they are operationally fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

The 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand high-altitude ISR. The facility is slated to be complete by the end of 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

The 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand high-altitude ISR. The facility is slated to be complete by the end of 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

Construction workers layout concrete forms at the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand for time-critical processing, exploitation, and dissemination of actionable intelligence data in support of combat operations, as well as the ability to support contingencies worldwide and integrate new ISR technologies as they are operationally fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

Construction workers layout concrete forms at the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group’s Distribution Common Ground System project site Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The DCGS will work in conjunction with other ISR assets to meet the demand for time-critical processing, exploitation, and dissemination of actionable intelligence data in support of combat operations, as well as the ability to support contingencies worldwide and integrate new ISR technologies as they are operationally fielded. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Beermann)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- Beale's newest facilities, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron's Administration and Operations Facility and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group's Distribution Common Ground System, are progressing in their construction since the ground breaking in April 2015.

"Currently, both projects are being constructed with help from about 10 contracting companies," said Keith Raines, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction control representative. "Right now the DCGS site is being excavated and electrical, plumbing and communication lines are being installed with some concrete being poured in areas."

According to Raines, the civil engineer facility has approximately 40 to 50 percent of its concrete walls and floors complete. In the upcoming weeks, structural steel and roofing installation is scheduled to begin.

The civil engineer building is scheduled to be structurally complete by summer 2016 and the DCGS is scheduled for the end of 2016.

"We are building a home for military personnel to expand their efforts," said Robert Caputo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project engineer. "The civil engineers here are getting back a shop that was destroyed in a fire a few years ago. And the DCGS personnel are getting the additional space needed for the growth of ISR capabilities."

Each facility will provide approximately 200 personnel the space required to efficiently meet mission objectives.

"USACE is delivering facilities and infrastructure worldwide to help our Soldiers and Airmen maintain readiness and achieve Army and Air Force modernization goals," said Randy Gon, USACE Sacramento District public affairs specialist. "Whether it's building new hangars, energy-efficient homes, training facilities or infrastructure repairs, supporting National Security is one of our top priorities."