By Mario T. Icari, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $66.7 million contract, July 30, to design and construct a bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) on Naval Base Coronado.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co., of Irvine, California, was awarded the contract. Hensel Phelps will design and construct the multi-story, BEQ of 234 market style housing units. The 221,650 square foot project is a first for Naval Base Coronado, and will provide residential amenities and room layouts typical of off-base housing.
The BEQ will incorporate numerous sustainable features and comply with U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-New Construction standards for achieving a Silver certification. The project is in direct support of the Chief of Naval Operations Homeport Ashore to house single Sailors on shore rather than aboard ships.
"The project will be a real benefit to Naval Base Coronado and the Navy, incorporating numerous passive environmental strategies such as thermal mass, solar orientation, [and] a building layout designed to capture prevailing breezes providing natural ventilation," said Alex Dodge, NAVFAC Southwest project manager. "Additionally, with onsite photovoltaic power generation and solar hot water heating, the project will minimize the facilities environmental footprint and reduce operational costs."
This project includes enhanced living units providing a dual master floor plan, full kitchen, living room with unit features such as operable windows in every room, and full appliances including washer and dryers. The building will feature a lounge, game rooms, vending areas, several sports courts, an outdoor jogging path, landscaping with native plants, and outdoor picnic areas. Situated near the waterfront adjacent to San Diego Bay, it provides easy access to ships and base amenities.
"NAVFAC Southwest has been diligently working on this procurement for the past two and a half years, and we are excited to finally see this project awarded and to begin construction on the Navy's newest market-style bachelor enlisted quarters - the first of its kind within the Navy," said Shane Mahelona, NAVFAC Southwest contract specialist.
Fiscal years 2011 and 2013 military construction Navy contract funds in the amount of $66.7 million were obligated for this award. Work will be performed in Coronado, California, and is expected to be completed by July 2017. NAVFAC Southwest is the contracting activity. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website with 13 proposals received.