Afghan Air Force University: Contract Requirements Were Generally Met, but Instances of Non-Compliance, Poor Workmanship, and Inadequate Maintenance Need to Be Addressed [open pdf - 2MB]
"On January 22, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a nearly $10 million fixed-price, design/build contract to Technologists, Inc., a U.S. company, to construct the facilities necessary to convert the National Military Academy of Afghanistan into the Afghan Air Force University. The university is located on the perimeter of Kabul International Airport and is designed to house and train 1,200 air force cadets with 400 support personnel. The contract called for the construction of 8 new buildings and the renovation of 24 existing buildings. Beginning in November 2012, a series of contract modifications decreased the project's scope to the construction of 3 new buildings--a kitchen/cold storage area; an entry control point; and a depot for petroleum, oil, and lubricants--and the renovation of 15 existing buildings--4 barracks, 4 bathroom buildings, 3 dining facilities, a training center, and 3 support structures. The building renovations largely consisted of replacing doors, windows, carpeting, tiles, bathroom fixtures, and fans, as well as patching and painting, depending on the building. The modifications also decreased the contract price to about $6.7 million."
SIGAR 16-26 Inspection Report; SIGAR 16-26-IP
Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction: https://www.sigar.mil