Sheppard Air Force Base – Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Wichita Falls, Texas
The Sheppard Air Force Base – Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) is a truly unique facility. It is the only Euro-NATO Pilot Training base in the world. Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, is the home of this program and needed a new facility to accommodate the training of jet pilots from across the globe. This was design/build contract to construct the 40,000 square foot facility with LEED Silver accreditation. James Lane Mechanical and the mechanical engineering staff served as consultants to the design team throughout the development of the project. As construction began, JLM provided mechanical, plumbing and fire protection service. The United States Corps of Engineers oversaw and managed the construction process. The walls were constructed with ICF technology, insulated concrete foam walls, and Sheppard Air Force Base was the first US AFB with a facility built using ICF wall construction.
Many challenges were overcome with careful planning, coordination of trades and just in time arrivals, allowing construction to complete within an aggressive schedule. Our Euro-NATO friends and neighbors celebrated at a truly unique ribbon cutting ceremony.