Bachelors Enlisted Quarters

Client: Department of the Navy (NAVFAC)

Type: Design-Build
Location: Quanitco, VA
Completed: Expected completion late 2012
Project Size: 77,520 square feet

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has engaged NIKA Architects + Engineers to prepare an RFP for a Marine Corps Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) to house Marines training with the Weapons Battalion Training Division (WBTN). Building P599 BEQ will be located at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA.

This project consists of the construction of a new Bachelor’s Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) at the Weapons Training Battalion, and associated site improvements. The new three story Georgian Style facility will include 7,200 gross square meters (77,520 square feet) of residential space, providing approximately 25,833 sq ft. per level. The BEQ facility will accommodate 150 two-person rooms, for a maximum of 300 manspaces in the 2+0 military configuration and shall have interior access through a conditioned corridor. The Project must match the existing 2000 series barracks on base, per the Base Exterior Architecture Plan (BEAP). The BEQ will be designed in the Georgian style, incorporating a brick faced three story structure with cast stone accents and a standing seam, metal, gabled roof. This project provides for 150 “2+ 0” type rooms and 240 parking spaces. The proposed site for the project is located at the south end of Range 1, just to the northwest of the intersection of Garand Road and Marine Corps Base-4 (MCB 4) Road. The site is a cleared field within the Weapons Training Battalion Complex (WTBN).

Built-in equipment includes a freight/passenger elevator. Mechanical systems include EMCS, fire protection, plumbing and HVAC systems. Electrical systems include power, lighting, fire alarm and information systems. Furnishings may be provided by the Government. There is an option for the design-build contractor to purchase and install the furnishings through a contract modification. Site work includes earthwork, utility services, parking, pavements, sidewalks, storm water management and landscaping. Sustainable principles and Anti-terrorism design standards shall be incorporated into the design.

The facility and all site features shall be designed and constructed to meet a minimum of “Silver” in the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Version 2.2 Green Building Rating System.  In accordance with Executive Order 13123 and other pertinent directives, integrate sustainable design principles into the design, development and construction of the project. Reduce the total cost of ownership of the facility using a whole building, life-cycle approach. The Contractor shall meet the LEED requirements identified in Part 2 Section 01 33 10.05 20 DESIGN SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES.

To meet AT/FP requirements the design and construction shall comply with the DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings, UFC 4-010-01, dated 8 October 2003, including Change 1, 22 January 2007. The design and construction shall include sustainable design principles in accordance with NAVFAC Instruction 9830.1.

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