• Graphic Rendering of the Applied Instruction Facilities Building.

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Applied Instruction Facilities – Joint Expeditionary Base

To support the growing mission of the Special Forces at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, RS&H provided multi-discipline design services for various facilities for the Naval Special Warfare Center Advanced Training Command.

This project comprises two new buildings at two separate locations: a 15,000-square-foot, single-story Dive Instruction/Foreign Language Program Facility (DIFL) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek and a 25,000-square-foot, multi-story Applied Instruction Facility (AIF) at Fort Story. Additionally, the project renovates two, 21,194-square-foot buildings at Fort Story. The facilities support a variety of functions, including applied instruction, dive operations, secure operations storage area, operational gear storage, and administrative areas.

The design team included high performance and sustainable building requirements to meet LEED Silver certification. Systems in the facilities were selected to maximize energy efficiency and enhance the overall life-cycle cost.

To complete all projects on schedule, the design team developed highly detailed phasing plans, linked to construction activities which included coordination with multiple stakeholders such as NAVFAC, Special Operations Command, Virginia Natural Gas, and Dominion Energy.