This design-build project, won in a competitive procurement process, consists of a concrete, three-story, 140-room bachelor enlisted quarters measuring approximately 99,500 SF. The building is H-shaped and includes a covered passage between the new structure and the existing BEQ P-23. The structure was Guam’s first LEED Gold-certified building with energy efficient features such as a geo-exchange well, photovoltaic field and solar hot water field.
BASE’s expertise in high seismic design and the DoD’s progressive collapse avoidance and blast criteria facilitated the contractor’s desire to use all precast concrete construction. Close interaction between the design team, contractor and precaster was required to efficiently detail the precast components and connections for the extreme design forces.