By Mario Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest awarded a $15.6 million task order, Sept. 29, to RQ Construction LLC of Carlsbad Calif. for seismic rehabilitation Phase 1 of a building at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD).
"Approximately, 6,000 NMC San Diego personnel and the 500,000 California-based military active-duty, dependents, and retirees will benefit in the seismic rehabilitation project of this hospital facility," said Rene Flores, NAVFAC Southwest contract specialist for this project.
Phase 1 is the first project of NMCSD Fluid Viscous Seismic Damper program, which will improve seismic performance, building safety, survivability, and seismic code compliance of the hospital and related essential facilities. The damper design and construction includes an approach to minimize disruption to the NMCSD's patient care, operations and respect the architectural appearance of the facility. The main hospital (Phase 1) will be seismically upgraded with seismic dampers at 83 various damper locations.
Phase 1 shall be followed by a Phase 2 in fiscal year 2015, which has an anticipated construction schedule of three years. With the completion of Phase 2, several buildings at NMCSD will be upgraded with 419 fluid viscous seismic dampers, thus providing the additional life safety compliance for the hospital's occupants and operation.
Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Fiscal year 2014 operations and maintenance contract funds from the Defense Health Program in the amount of $15.6 million are obligated to this award. NAVFAC Southwest is the contracting activity.
NAVFAC Southwest personnel working on this project include Project Manager Norman Sakara, Design Manager Samuel Kaplan, Contract Specialist Rene Flores, and Contracting Officer Diana Price.