Operations, Headquarters, & Support Facilities
|Location||Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA|
Richard C. Hammett, AIA, LEED AP
Waterfront Facility Repairs, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA
To fully understand the existing conditions of six waterfront wharf facilities, the RS&H team performed inspections in and on the water, as well as topsides. Along with the inspections, RS&H interviewed key personnel about operational requirements related to construction phasing, maintenance, and components to ensure effective design recommendations. Post-inspection, the team provided the US Navy with several repairs and cathodic protection options, as well as estimated construction costs and expected service life for each facility.
Because this project is located within explosive safety arcs inside the Waterfront Restricted Area of the Subbase, design inspection and specifications for construction, incorporated special scheduling, boat movements, explosive movements, and coordination and security requirements, in order to safely perform work in these areas.
Conscientiously designing for use of sustainable renewable resources throughout the project life cycle, RS&H specified that new steel and concrete construction materials contain a high percentage of recycled material. Additionally, the project required the collection and recycling of construction waste.
To assist the Navy in operational phasing, funding requirements, and construction award vehicles, RS&H provided four full design packages to five of the facilities, each awarded individually. A fifth deliverable was a scoping document with repair options, as well as related costs and recommendations.