Developer/Owner

Department of Defense

Architect

Arrington Watkins Architects and Design Partners Incorporated

Contractor

dck pacific construction, LLC

Location

Naval Compound and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMSPAC), Wahiawa, HI

Background

The $318 million Hawaii Regional Security Operations Center (HRSOC) is a two-story 240,000 SF building. This design-build high-tech project includes a Visitors Control Center, Warehouse Building, Antenna Farm Building, Inspection Building and other supporting structures. The HRSOC project will house employees from the National Security Agency (NSA) Hawaii that perform intelligence gathering and analysis missions in support of U.S. interests in the Pacific, Far East, South/Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Client Benefits

The HRSOC project was originally released as a 100% design-bid-build project. Due to budget constraints, however, the main buildings were value engineered and delivered using design-build. BASE was integral in redesigning the primary structural systems and through a collaborative effort, the client was provided with a building that met the required program needs within the original budget.

The Science and Design of Structural Engineering

This project utilized both interoperability and BIM (Building Information Modeling) to advance an aggressive 36-month design/build schedule. Through the use of interoperability the structural engineer and steel design-build/fabricate team were able to work together, utilizing many of the same electronic files. This enabled the "mill order" of structural steel to occur only three months after notice to proceed. As the structural design package advanced ahead of other disciplines, final coordination was essential. Building Information Models were developed to assist with "clash detection" between the various services and the structural frame.

BASE also incorporated DoD AT/FP standards for blast hardening and passive barriers.