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environmentally sustainable construction plan. The old building had a geothermal system, but it was inadequate for the new facility. Keeping budget in mind, the company created an efficient system for the new structure by expanding the existing geothermal well field. Builders knew the building had to be modern, not only in terms of architecture, but also from a maintenance standpoint. With a state-of-the-art utilities infrastructure installed, and an electrical system complimented by the use of LED lighting, the structure is more efficient, will last longer and costs less to maintain.

Construction challenges

Every project has its challenges, and the Carlisle Barracks job was no exception. The construction team encountered typical obstacles such as boulders and bedrock when

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The Carlisle Barracks has a helipad that military officials fly in and out of every day. The flight path, which was parallel to the access road and adjacent to the construction site, had to be top of mind at all times.

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excavating the site, yet also faced challenges that could only arise on a busy military base with an active golf course. The Carlisle Barracks has a helipad that military officials fly in and out of every day. The flight path, which was parallel to the access road and adjacent to the construction site, had to be top of mind at all times. The company redirected trucks and kept workers out of the flight path when helicopters arrived and departed. Additionally, Stellar made sure its work did not interfere with ongoing golf games and tournaments during the construction period. “We set up a temporary modular pro shop to make sure the project didn’t interfere with club operations,” Richardson says. “By keeping an open and consistent line of communication with club management, we were able to keep crews out of the way of golfers and employees.”

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