CDM Smith Wins Global Contract with U.S. Air Force Facility Civil Engineering Command 

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CDM Smith Wins Global Contract with U.S. Air Force Facility Civil Engineering Command 
August 9, 2017

BOSTON - CDM Smith and its joint venture partner, CAPE Environmental Management (CAPE), were recently selected for an 11-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Air Force Facility Civil Engineering Command (AFCEC)/Worldwide Engineering and Construction (WE&C). The partners will work on the design and construction of new facilities, as well as repair and restore existing infrastructure within the United States and around the globe.  

As prime contractor for the AFCEC WE&C contract, CDM Smith and CAPE will be responsible for project management, providing in-house design, engineering, and construction along with quality control and safety. Projects under the $950 million contract include military family housing, fueling systems, range construction, pavement systems, and classified or highly secure facilities. The partners plan to use an alternative delivery project approach to accelerate construction completion, improve infrastructure quality and reduce overall costs. 

CDM Smith and CAPE have been involved in a joint venture partnership for more than 15 years, demonstrating superior technical management capabilities and outstanding past performance on AFCEC contracts. The joint venture previously worked with AFCEC on the design-build delivery of the $126 million Williams A. Jones III building at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The five-story, 380,000-square foot building won the top Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Design-Build Award and earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

“We have had a mutually beneficial 20-year relationship with our trusted CAPE partner to successfully execute projects not only in the United States but also in remote and hostile countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan,” says senior vice president Michael Schwan. “Together, we are excited to support the U.S. Air Force mission worldwide, which will provide new and exciting growth opportunities for our staff for many years to come.” 

CAPE delivers construction, environmental remediation, fabrication, and industrial services to clients in the petroleum, chemical, power/utility, aviation, and government market sectors.As a self-performing company, CAPE maintains complete control of safety, quality, schedules, and budgets. With 17 offices worldwide and over 3,000 projects completed, CAPE offers extensive experience in a broad range of project requirements and provides solution-driven results. To learn more about CAPE, visit

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construction firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.