ANA National Maintenance Facility (NMF)

Barracks to be rehabilitated on the interior.

The Afghanistan National Army, National Maintenance Facility is a multifunctional maintenance compound in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan.  Technologists Inc performed the design and construction of the facility with a successful turnover in the Spring of 2012.  Both principals/owners of Odisea were part of the NMF team from start to finish.  Contract management for time extension claims and a smooth turnover of the facility were successful with the participation of both Jeff and Lucy.

Prior to the commencement of this project, NMF was an old, dilapidated facility in dire need of an upgrade.  A backup power generation system and wastewater treatment facility were included in the upgrade.  Jeff oversaw the wastewater treatment plant, which was a 150,000 gpd, extended aeration system using glass-lined steel tanks.  The facility is located on the Kabul river, which required a HEC-RAS analysis of river levels during flood stages to determine the minimum tank elevations at the plant.

This is the site of Building 130 amongst the existing buildings on the compound.

The NMF compound remained occupied and in-use during the entire construction period, which required diligent contract management and the filing of claims as abandoned underground tunnels were discover under much of the Western half of the existing compound, affecting construction progress as solutions were formulated by Ti and approved by the USACE.

Weapons to undergo maintenance at the facility.

New water and wastewater distribution systems were installed in the existing alleys and streets within the compound.  Existing buried utilities were constantly discovered as trenches were carefully dug by hand to avoid cutting services to the existing occupants.  Delays occurred and claims were filed by the Principals of Odisea as they arose and forced changes in the scope of work.

The NMF project was a truly multidimensional, multiministry project that lasted for nearly three years in the heart of Kabul.

Leave a Reply

Projects

Old Snowmass Remodel

Old Snowmass Remodel

The Old Snowmass Remodel project converted a conventionally framed home into a larger residence with[...]
Pine Valley Ranch Pedestrian Bridges

Pine Valley Ranch Pedestrian Bridges

Pine Valley Ranch Open Space is operated by Jefferson County, Colorado near the small town of Pine a[...]
Jalalabad Airfield (JAF) Wastewater Treatment Plant

Jalalabad Airfield (JAF) Wastewater Treatment Plant

Jalalabad Airfield (JAF, also known as FOB Fenty) houses over 5,000 personnel ranging from airfield [...]
Vail Covered Bridge Restoration

Vail Covered Bridge Restoration

The Vail Covered Bridge is a historical landmark in the heart of this world-famous ski town.  The br[...]
Straw Bale Horse Arena and Caretaker's Residence

Straw Bale Horse Arena and Caretaker's Residence

During the year of 2006 Odisea acted as the general contractor on the largest bale structure at the [...]
Electrocoagulation Water and Waste Water Treatment

Electrocoagulation Water and Waste Water Treatment

During the first half of September of 2012 Odisea participated in a pilot demonstration to treat wat[...]
Silver Leaf Cohousing

Silver Leaf Cohousing

The Silver Leaf Cohousing project in our hometown of Paonia, Colorado is beginning the first stages [...]
Little Dry Creek Pedestrian Trail

Little Dry Creek Pedestrian Trail

The City of Westminster commissioned the design and construction of a portion of the Little Dry Cree[...]