Client

The Boeing Company

Location

Ridley Park, PA

Market

Corporate & Industrial: Manufacturing & Distribution

Services

Program/Construction Management: Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Project Controls

Owner's Representative: Commissioning, Cost Estimating, Scheduling, Project Controls

Certification

LEED®-certified

Boeing Center South, Chinook H-47 Focus Factory Conversion Program

Spurred by increasing demand for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift military helicopter, The Boeing Company developed a vision for a converted H-47 “focused factory” to increase the efficiency of Chinook helicopter production. As construction manager and owner's representative, STV was responsible for 14 major capital renovation projects. The five-year program transformed an 85-year-old industrial helicopter production complex into a state-of-the-art facility without disrupting vital 24-hour, seven-day-week, continuous assembly operations as production rates were increasing.

Comprehensive, fast-track scheduling and carefully orchestrated phasing were communicated directly with the client, military, regulatory, commissioning and contract entities. The program's innovative approach involved ongoing daily interaction and cooperation among designers, contractors, service providers, Boeing shift management and key production personnel at all levels to meet critical milestones. Phased renovation sequences designed into the construction schedules allowed extensive rehabilitation activities to be accomplished while aircraft assembly was underway. The project was LEED®-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 

Award Icon Project Recognition

BEST MEGA PROJECT 
2015 CMAA Project Achievement Award
Construction Management Association of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

BEST OF THE BEST 
2014 ENR National Best Projects – Manufacturing
Engineering News-Record Magazine

BEST PROJECT 
2014 ENR Mid-Atlantic Best Projects – Manufacturing
Engineering News-Record Magazine