Developer/Owner

NAVFAC Pacific

Architect

Capstone Design Partners Guam JV

Contractor

dck-ecc pacific guam LLC

Location

Polaris Point, Guam

Background

The project consists of the design-build of two facilities at Polaris Point, Naval Base, Guam. P-465 is a two-story, approximately 52,000 SF new consolidated joint use Submarine Learning Center Training and Submarine Squadron Fifteen Headquarters facility. P-528 is a one-story, approximately 11,200 SF new Torpedo Exercise Support Building. Both buildings will consist of reinforced concrete (cast-in-place and precast) construction and be supported on precast prestressed piles. There is also a 700 SF generator building. Buildings will be designed to meet the high typhoon and seismic loading in Guam as well as for Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP).

The Science and Design of Structural Engineering

BASE worked closely with the design-build team throughout the RFP competition to redesign many of the primary structural systems indicated in the notional RFP drawings. Thorough understanding of Guam’s harsh environmental loadings and stringent lode requirements resulted in a more efficient structure. Although not a Navy requirement, the design team delivered the project in Revit to assist both the design and construction efforts.

Client Benefits

P-465 and P-528 is the seed project for a $4 billion design-build Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for U.S. Military construction projects in Guam. It is one of the first vertical construction projects associated with the rebasing of approximately 8,000 Marines and their dependents from Okinawa, Japan to Guam. Enhanced structural efficiency during the RFP competition significantly contributed to winning this highly competitive solicitation.