Naval Facilities Engineering Command
PWD Gulfport Waterworks Operator Wins Prestigious Award
NAVFAC Southeast Awards $7.5 Million Contract for Hazardous Material and Waste Management Services
Navy Awards $20 Million Contract for Guam Realignment Work
NAVFAC EURAFSWA Holds Change of Command
NAVFAC Southeast Awards $10 Million Contract for Aircraft Facility Renovations at NAS Corpus Christi
QA Laboratory Renovation Contract Awarded for Pearl Harbor
Navy Awards Contract to Nova Group
NAVFAC Southwest Personnel Train in Urban Search and Rescue
NAVFAC Southwest Completes Galley Renovation at Naval Base Coronado
New, Efficient Building at Great Lakes Will Support Drug Screening Lab
NAVFAC Northwest Awards Waterfront A/E Contract
NAVFAC Proudly Building on 171-Year Navy Heritage
Seabee Pioneer Celebrates 100th Birthday
NAVFAC Pacific Participates in Annual Food Drive
NAVFAC Pacific Commander Meets with Fallen Warrior Alma Mater Football Team
NAVFAC Employee Wins Navy Award for Supporting Midwest Small Businesses
NAVFAC Washington Awards Contract for Training and Readiness Facility at NSF Dahlgren
NAVFAC Southeast Awards $16 million Contract for a New Mission Control Complex at NAS Jacksonville
Small Business Awarded $7.5 Million Contract for Services in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and the Caribbean
NAVFAC Southeast awards $9.8 million contract for new Ground Support Equipment Shop for the Marines
Haiti Leaders and Florida Senator Tour Projects in Haiti
New facilities celebrated in Haiti
NAVFAC Washington Welcomes New Commanding Officer
Gym Renovations Complete at NAS JAX, Providing an Energy Efficient Environment

NAVFAC Southwest Completes Galley Renovation at Naval Base Coronado

08/29/13 12:00 AM

By Mario Icari, Naval Facilites Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest observed the celebration of the completion of Naval Base Coronado's newly renovated galley at a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 7 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) in Coronado.

"Our employees and customers enjoyed working and dining to our new renovated dining facility, said Arnulfo Limon, Naval Base Coronado food service officer. "As the Food Service Officer, I felt like this is the place I wanted to spend the rest of my naval career. The overall design and dining atmosphere is a top-notch and a five-star equivalent."

NAVFAC Southwest awarded a $5.23 million galley renovation contract July 22, 2011 to Halbert Construction for the repair modernization of a 25,371 square foot enlisted dining facility (galley) in NASNI. The galley was contracted to comply with Enlisted Dining Facilities Construction Standards and to conform to the Installation Appearance Plan.

This project included a client program that voiced requirements for renovation and reconfiguration of all areas in the facility, upgrading accessibility to meet the requirements of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA); correction of code deficiencies, exit analysis, the abatement, removal and disposal of hazardous materials. The renovations made were necessary to provide a complete and usable facility.

"As the end user, I like the fact that the functionality of the galley is more efficient than the old footprint," said Limon. "We have a smaller food production (kitchen) area but modernized cooking equipment."

The interior spaces were repaired and reconfigured to meet current mission requirements, increase operational efficiency, modernize the facility and meet health and safety criteria. The project repaired deteriorated floors, walls, ceilings, finishes, interior doors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, restrooms and other unusable or outdated dining facility appurtenances. The majority of the existing food service equipment were re-used and incorporated into the new configuration.

"The cooks have less space areas to clean, compared to the old kitchen," said Limon. "The scullery and pots and pans room are in the same location which tremendously benefits the machine operators to help each other during the operations. With the current design, we only have three serving lines compared to four serving lines before. Two lines dedicated for regular menu and one for the speed line food items."

Safety features were also upgraded. A new fire alarm, public address, automatic fire sprinkler protection and wet chemical fire suppression systems were added.

Heating and ventilation; plumbing, drain, waste, vent, and steam systems; domestic hot and cold water supply; electrical power and lighting systems; special electrical and communication systems; walk-in chillers and freezers were upgraded.

"One area worth mentioning is the addition of solar tubes to illuminate the dining areas using natural lights which will save the government in future energy bills," said Limon.

 

SHARE THIS PAGE

1322 Patterson Ave. SE, Suite 1000, Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5065

  • Please read this Privacy Policy
  • GILS NUMBER DOD-USN-000702
Connect with Us