NAVFAC Pacific


RIM Architects


dck pacific guam, LLC


Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii


This $46.6 million design-build project was a Task Order under the Guam DB-MACC N62472-10-D-1308.  This 395,918 SF project consists of the construction of an MCAS operations complex (30,709 SF), aircraft fire and rescue station (AFRS) (17,104 SF) and aircraft apron (348,105 SF) at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The new operations complex is a low-rise structure with reinforced concrete building walls, steel framed floor with composite metal deck, both steel and precast concrete roofs and reinforced concrete foundations. It is used as the command operations facility, air passenger terminal and cargo terminal. 

The terminal building includes security, agriculture room, departure lounge, VIP departure lounge, baggage claim, and exhibitory display, snack bar, baggage handling and related offices, and scanning equipment. It houses a cargo area with rooms to support the cargo activities. The ground floor also houses an operations center. The second floor provides conference rooms, offices for various functions such as forecast, flight planning, and maps, break rooms, lockers rooms, planning and bunk rooms.

The AFRS has six bays for fire trucks, foam concentrate storage area, halon fire extinguisher storage area, offices, watchtower, and dorm rooms to accommodate 20 firefighters and is anticipated to be constructed of all cast-in-place and precast concrete. The project provides an aircraft parking apron adjacent to this new operations complex to support the air cargo and passenger operations.

This project provides antiterrorism (AT) features and complies with AT regulations and physical security in accordance with DOD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings.

The Science and Design of Structural Engineering

A big challenge was the logistics of having a construction site adjacent to an active airfield and taxiways.  BASE worked closely with the design-build contractor to develop structural systems that not only met all the RFP requirements, but were also constructable in this environment.  A combination of cast-in-place concrete, structural steel, precast hollow core plank/beams, masonry and cold-formed metal trusses were utilized on the project.  The selected materials were designed to facilitate the Contractor’s aggressive construction schedule and allowed large portions of the structure to be fabricated off-site and trucked in.  In addition, security was also of high significance in the final facility design.  BASE provided antiterrorism consultation that incorporated appropriate standoff distances, and blast hardening of the windows, doors and supporting structure.

Client Benefits

In 2015 this project was recognized by the Design-Build Institute of America as the recipient of its National Award of Merit in the Aviation category.