When the U.S. Embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, SOC was the security provider in place and answered the call to safeguard American personnel and property in the West Bank, Gaza, and throughout the area of operations.
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The new U.S. Embassy compound is situated on 43 acres in Islamabad’s “Diplomatic Enclave.” The first phase of the project included a chancery building, office annex and Ambassador’s residence and was completed in 2015. The second phase included a consular annex, staff apartments and other amenities for the 2500 residents and was completed in 2018. The 1.5 million SF complex is essentially a self-sustaining city and includes a commissary, post office and indoor pool. The phased construction allowed the embassy to maintain operations throughout construction.
SOC excels in the delivery of security in expeditionary and austere environments, and we appreciate the opportunity to deploy with our U.S. military to help augment their critical missions. For example, on the heels of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2004, we were immediately called to provide static and perimeter security, equipment procurement, mobilization, transition, and other essential requirements to augment security operations at four different U.S. military bases spread across that country.
Mason & Hanger provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and energy & sustainability services, as a part of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations design team on the new U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger. The design responds to the local climate, integrating many energy and water-saving measures into the project.
As an award-winning project with numerous sustainability features that integrate energy and water systems, the site utilizes harvested rainwater and treated effluent to serve as a heat sink for a central ground-source heat pump system.