Delaware Combined Support Maintenance Shop
New Castle, DE
The Combined Support Maintenance Shop (CSMS) significantly enhances the National Guard’s mission to uphold vehicle repair and maintenance standards within one integrated facility. Located in New Castle, DE, CSMS functions as a one-stop-shop for the Delaware Army National Guard, providing maintenance functions, on-the-job training, and readiness.
The new design-build facility replaced two buildings that the National Guard had outgrown, originally built during the Korean War. The front of the main building contains support features such as a fitness room, lockers, multi-functional classrooms, and a café area, while the rear consists of a carpentry shop, a machine shop, a canvas repair shop, communication shops, a calibration shop, an arms vault, and repair shop, an injector repair shop, and a radiator repair shop.
Masonry Wall Bearing
Separated into two wings, the maintenance bays branch off the main building and consist of a double height space. The building includes a 15-ton and 7.5-ton overhead crane, along with five monorail cranes. There is also a 4,017 gsf unheated storage building, a vehicle storage lot, an entrance with a guard booth, and a 1,500HP dynamometer that allows the Delaware National Guard to test engines for their entire fleet.
The end result is a project that all stakeholders can be proud of. Harkins is proud to deliver the Combined Support Maintenance Shop, offering better technology and more space to maintain modern equipment, which is a vital part to satisfying the state of Delaware’s needs for years to come.
How Harkins Made a Difference
- The preconstruction process was fast-tracked to allow for the project to start construction while still finishing the final design. By fast-tracking the civil and structural design packages, it allowed us to receive substantial completion 26 days ahead of schedule, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Between the project controls department, on-site field staff, and our trade partner coordination, the project benefitted from Virtual Design & Construction (VDC). By using VDC and BIM on this project, the below floor slab elements such as footings, piping, conduit, and underground ductwork were coordinated.