Renovation of a Secure Facility

This military construction project included the renovation of a 48,500-square-foot highly secure space into an office and training facility for a U.S. Department of Defense agency via a design build contract. Scope included selective demolition; reconfiguration of the existing space including walls, doors, and door hardware; upgrade of paint and floor coverings; raised flooring reconfiguration; interior signage; finish carpentry; window film; new walls, dividers, and workstations; new furniture; new appliances and appurtenances for break rooms; upgrade of restrooms; construction of a locker room; installation of laptop/cell phone lockers; and installation of equipment rack.

Installation of other building systems include intrusion detection system (IDS), communications, fire suppression and alarm systems, and reconfiguration/rehabilitation of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Exterior improvements included a concrete pad for government-provided armory, compound main gate rehabilitation, exterior lighting, cameras, prefabricated steel sunshade structure; landscaping; roof repair; and lightning protection. All work was performed in accordance with ICD/ICS 705 standards for the accreditation process.

After the completion of this secure military construction project, additional work was awarded under a separate contract to complete work that was not funded under the first contract. The primary purpose for this separate project was to replace the building’s HVAC system, which had exceeded its useful life. The project also included, relocation of workstations, secure door replacement, wall reconfiguration, realignment of the ceiling grid, and installation of a new steel mezzanine. As part of the electrical scope, lighting was provided to the new mezzanine area, raised light fixtures in the warehouse to accommodate forklifts moving materials to and from the mezzanine. The project also included a retrofit of the security system, fire suppression additions, and communications for new workstations. All of this work was completed in phases in the occupied building to ICD/ICS 705 standards with no disruption to the end user’s mission. 

Renovation of a Secure Historic Facility

Awarded by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Fort Worth District, this project included the construction of an 11,500-square-foot Secure Compartmented Information Facility in an existing historic building to U.S. Department of Defense standards as well as reconfiguration of an administrative area. Project included selective demolition; cast-in place concrete; interior work to include insulation, gypsum board, wall framing, acoustical ceilings, carpet tile, wood doors, FRP reinforcement, and paint. 

Scope also included the integration of new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression systems. New electrical infrastructure was installed to include a new 2000A service fed from a city transformer through the crawlspace of the building into the south basement, a new backup generator, and a UPS to serve the renovated area. Existing sidewalks were replaced where sidewalk had to be removed for electrical infrastructure as well as a new underground feed from the new backup generator. New heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment was set in place on the first-floor roof between two areas of the two-story building, with a crane. This system fed the renovated area and was installed without interruption of existing service to the rest of the building. The fire suppression system was also upgraded to serve the new secure area.