A team of engineers takes an inventory of equipment in a mechanical room at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Tucson, Arizona. AECOM as part of its Sustainable Infrastructure Assessment (SIA) work for the Federal Government has had teams of engineers and architects performing surveys and evaluations of existing military base facilities. The assessments look at identifying multi-million dollar sustainment, restoration and modernization (SRM) requirements; developing long-range capital planning forecasts; implementing energy reduction measures; and updating real property records. This will allow the leadership at each military base to prioritize where they need to budget dollars for improvements and where they can realize savings in the future through energy reduction.

I met up with 5 team members in the morning and accompanied them to several facilities on the base and then switched to a second team after lunch. The team members were busy on their tablet computers inputting data and measurements. These were used to calculate areas of materials and types of equipment that makes each building and their associated work happen each day for the Air Force. They also had rolls of stickers with bar codes to “tag” each piece of equipment – from water fountains to boilers so that future improvements and savings could take place using their recommendations.

This exposure was taken handheld with a Canon 1dx camera with 17mm lens at 1/30th of a second, at f 8.0 at ISO 1600.

Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM

Originally published 07.14.2014

Author: Robb Williamson