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Projects | One Year Since the Kankakee AASF

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It has been one year since the Kankakee Illinois National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) and Readiness Center opened its doors to the service men and women that inspired its design. We greatly appreciate the work of our staff and consultant team who made this project possible, and we are honored to have created a facility that is both beautiful and functional. More so, we are honored to serve the brave men and women of the Illinois National Guard and to provide a space of which they can be proud.

To support the needs of three battalions and 12 Black Hawk helicopters, two hangars and 182,000 SF of space, Bailey Edward partnered with 10 consultants. The design collaboration was incredibly successful, landing a feature on the facility in The Military Engineer’s 2018 Energy Issue highlighting the sustainable design and innovative solutions. Furthermore, the Kankakee AASF was the recipient of the Midwest Engineering News Record Best Project Award in the category of Government and Public Buildings. “The building’s unique design footprint emulating a Black Hawk helicopter rotor, open and naturally-lit interiors, and the incorporation of design tributes to the soldier throughout the facility were all features that make it a remarkable facility,” stated Kevin Schnebly of BE. The awards breakfast for the Engineering News Record will be held December 1st. A special congratulations to our engineering consultants on this honor.

While one year may seem short compared to the seven years of design and construction, it has been a significant one for Bailey Edward. Since then, we’ve seen growth in the company, both in staff and projects, we’ve strengthened our position in the industry, and we’ve been fortunate enough to experience recognition for our achievements.