U.S. Forces Korea Military Base Relocation
- Clients Department of Defense and the Republic of Korea
- Location Pyeongtaek City, South Korea
In 2004 a pact was made that the United States would gradually return 170 square kilometers of land to South Korea by 2012. On this land were 42 military bases and firing ranges that would need relocation. The troops were moved from the congestion of Seoul to an area called Pyeongtaek City, which is envisioned to become a vital national economic and transportation hub.
Two governments, two contracts, two cultures, one consortium team tying it all together. As the managing partner of K-C PMC, a consortium of CH2M HILL and four South Korea companies, CH2M HILL’s critical goals are:
- Manage the relocation of 30,000 existing U.S. troops in Korea from the Yongsan Garrison in Seoul and various bases in Korea to an expanded Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek city.
- Develop and manage a program master schedule of 45,000 activities and a cost baseline of more than U.S.$10 billion.
To date, all schedules have been met in coordination with both governments. More than U.S.$356 million in savings has been achieved.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
Met an aggressive schedule mobilizing 40 people on the ground in Korea within 2 weeks of contract award. All schedules have been met and more than U.S.$365 million in savings has been achieved to date by consolidation, right-sizing, using standard designs, and more efficient master planning.
Using commercial, off-the-shelf software, CH2M HILL developed the program controls system that provides status and reporting information on program execution and project milestones.
This system provides the tools for program leaders to manage performance, recognize trends, identify potential problems, define issues, and recommend solutions. This system also ensured a secure, single communication platform enabling collaboration for all stakeholders.
More than 6 million hours worked without a recordable incident. Managed 15,000 craft labor resources, 2,000 trades and subcontractor staff, and 1,800 construction vehicles during any given day with safety as our top priority.
Construction of the expanded base will accommodate a population expansion from 9,000 to 44,000 and involves significant interface with stakeholder management. The relocation includes consolidation of 41 camps around the country into 10 sites, which will contribute to regional development and improve quality of life by relieving overcrowding.