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Operations, Headquarters, and Support Facilities

Fort Sam Houston Barracks

RS&H provided design services for modernization renovations and a three-story addition of Building 904, a barracks facility at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The design, which includes ATFP, maximizes sustainable elements and is eligible for LEED Silver certification. Plumbing, mechanical equipment, and electrical systems were all upgraded for efficiency and roof-mounted equipment was included to introduce increased fresh air into the system. In addition to providing all sustainable design guidance, RS&H provided construction administration services.

Headquarters Command and Control Facility

RS&H prepared a design-build request for proposal (RFP), including conducting a project programming charrette, completing design analyses, and establishing cost estimates for the design, engineering services, site preparation, and construction of a 123,842-square-foot Headquarters Command and Control Facility to house the Special Operations Command South (SOC SOUTH). SOC SOUTH was moved to Homestead Air Reserve Base during the military review process due to the base realignment and closure (BRAC) of US Naval Station Roosevelt Roads.

The three-story headquarters facility will include general purpose administrative/office areas and house a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), including sensitive items storage. The design incorporates sustainable features to conserve and protect natural resources as much as possible. The facility is designed to earn LEED Silver Certification upon construction completion, and the building envelope, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, service water heating, power and lighting systems, are designed to achieve an energy consumption that is at least 30-percent below the consumption of a baseline building meeting the minimum requirements of ASHRAE 90.1.

Repurposing Building M-207

Under an IDIQ contract, RS&H completed a condition assessment, conducted a planning charrette for repurposing the facility, and prepared designs for the rehabilitation of Building M-207. The two-story, 25,146-square-foot building was originally constructed as a Marine barracks in 1941 and through the rehabilitation, will be repurposed to provide an office building for administration staff. RS&H’s services included full architectural, multidiscipline engineering, interior design, and construction administration services. This project will be designed and constructed to meet the number of LEED credits and all energy-using systems will be either Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recommended efficiency.

Fleet Support Facility

RS&H provided complete architecture and engineering services for construction of a three-bay Fleet Support Facility. The 10,290-square-foot maintenance and repair building is located on the flight line. The facility is a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).  The SCIF provides aircrew training rooms, storage for essential highly secured equipment, bench areas to conduct required system repairs on engine components, electrical and communications equipment, as well as modernization and maintenance for aviation operations and intelligence systems.

Community Activity Center

RS&H provided the planning, architectural, and multidiscipline engineering services for additional community activity and recreational spaces at Moody Air Force Base (AFB). RS&H facilitated a scoping meeting and three-day design charrette with the facility users and Moody AFB support staff. The charrette included all elements of the space and operational and design requirements. Architectural and site work Building Information Modeling (BIM), as well as a programmatic cost estimates were developed during the charrette to allow the users to see the buildings and validate the DD Form 1391 programmed costs.

Our team completed the 100-percent design and construction documents using BIM. The design involved additions to two buildings, including game rooms, a lounge, a snack bar, offices, multipurpose rooms, and a fitness area. The new additions were fully integrated with the existing facilities. Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) features were included in the design, and the building is LEED Silver certifiable.

Kings Bay Waterfront Facility Repairs

RS&H provided field inspection and full-design services for repairs to six waterfront facilities with an estimated construction cost of $40.5 million at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The team evaluated existing conditions and provided the US Navy with several repair and cathodic protection options, a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface, as well as estimated construction costs and expected service life for each facility. RS&H also interviewed key personnel about operational requirements related to construction phasing, maintenance, and components. To assist the Navy in operational phasing, funding requirements, and construction award vehicles, we provided four full design packages to five of the facilities, each awarded individually. In order to perform repairs during a FY12 facility shutdown, design for repairs to two facilities were accelerated and awarded six months early and under budget.

Amistad Dam Port of Entry

RS&H designed the new 4,952-square-foot Amistad Dam Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas to replace the 1960s port and enhance security with advanced inspection processes and technologies.

Immediately after project award, RS&H led a design charrette with the port and all stakeholders to adapt the Department of Homeland Security’s program prototype for the South Texas, desert climate. A flat, highly reflective roof and energy efficient ballistic glass, which reduces heat gain while allowing a clear view of all mission critical areas, were two key design adaptations.

Midway through the design, RS&H realized the facility could earn LEED Gold certification, rather than the original goal of a LEED certified, without impacting the cost or schedule. The sustainable elements already infused throughout RS&H’s design, such as extensive water and energy saving features, were significant factors in the advanced LEED prospect. RS&H worked closely with the contractor and other stakeholders to exceed requirements and ultimately earn LEED Gold certification.
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