FSB – Pond JV Selected as an Architect-Engineering Design Consultant for Air Force B21 Mission

Friday, April 2, 2021 Project & Contract Awards
fsb pond jv the b-21 beddown


ATLANTA – (April 2, 2021) – Pond and its joint venture partner Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB-Pond) will support the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s efforts to beddown its newest stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. The shared $200 million capacity, 7-year contract will be executed as part of an on-call contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kansas City District.

Through this strategic partnership, FSB-Pond will provide Architecture-Engineering Design services such as planning, design, and construction administration services for the B-21 Beddown.  Bases selected for the new mission include Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota; Dyess AFB, Texas; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri.

“As specialists in aircraft beddown programs, we have a true passion for designing the various facilities that are essential to effectively maintaining and operating these highly advanced aircraft,” said Gene O. Brown, PE, LEED AP BD+C, FSB’s Project Manager & Director of Federal Programs. “This long-awaited program is a critical component of the Air Force’s strategic deterrence capability, and we are proud to play a role in advancing this initiative.”

“FSB-Pond brings an outstanding team of architects, engineers and planners with a long history of providing exceptional design services supporting beddown of the Air Force’s newest aircraft, including the F-35 Lightning II and the KC-46A Pegasus,” said Pond’s Lead Program Manager Chris Farnie, PE, LEED AP. “We look forward to continuing that tradition with the B-21 Raider while supporting USACE, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, and our mission partners at each of the main operating bases.”

About FSB-Pond JV

Founded in 1945, Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB) has served DoD clients throughout the continental United States, providing award-winning, multi-discipline facility design and engineering services. FSB offers clients personalized service with professionals in planning, conceptual design, interior design, architecture, civil, mechanical, fire protection, electrical and structural engineering services, as well as cost estimating and construction administration. FSB is a national leader in the design of aviation facilities, including extensive wide-body aircraft maintenance expertise, and we lead the industry through our criteria/standards writing, specification writing and training of DoD staff. Learn more at fsb-ae.com

Pond is a full-service consulting firm providing integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and construction management solutions to public and private clients since 1965. Our staff, located throughout the U.S. and globally, is committed to delivering tailored solutions. Recognizing that clients benefit the most when multi-disciplined expertise is leveraged, Pond builds teams based on client and project requirements, regardless of location, reinforcing our “One Pond” culture.

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