Bachelor-Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Building P740

Naval Base Coronado, San Clemente, California


TESTIMONIAL

“I have found the efforts provided by the A/E Lead Design Firm of Ravatt, Albrecht & Associates to be accurate, consistent, and responsive.”

–  LTJG Dalone Jenkins, AROICC, Naval Facilities Engineering Command SW / OICC MCI WEST

PROJECT STATS

Owner: Department of the Navy
Cost: $26,000,000
Size: 32,184 sq. ft.
LEED Status: LEED Gold Certified
Year Complete: 2011

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates and Stronghold Engineering, Inc.

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Navy Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • User Group
  • Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS)

REQUIRED REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

  • Navy, Marine Corp, and United Facilities Criteria (UFC) regulations and requirements
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Minimum Antiterrorism Standards
  • Antiterrorism/Force Protection Standards

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Replace three 2-story housing units with two new 3-story housing units for unaccompanied military personnel at San Clemente Island.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates, under design-build contract with Stronghold Engineering, Inc., provided design, engineering, and project management for the design and construction of this two new, 3-story Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Buildings at the Naval Base on San Clemente Island. Designed for unaccompanied military personnel, this 32,184 sq. ft. project provides 45 2-bedroom apartment units with shared kitchen and bath, building common areas, and recreation community areas.

Work included coordination of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems with site utility connections; and managing paving, road, and parking lot site improvements, including earthwork. Originally a site with three 2-story buildings, the Design-Build Team transformed the site by first demolishing the existing, structurally inadequate buildings. Due to the extremely environmentally sensitive site, all construction waste was barged off the island and the environmental mitigation of construction was evaluated before construction commenced and monitored continuously throughout the project.

Some of the sustainable design features which led to LEED certification include solar water heating, photovoltaic electrical generators, wind power generators, reclaimed water treatment facility, and zero water use irrigation.

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architectural design, mechanical and plumbing engineering, A/E project management, and design quality control.