Training Complex Reconstruction Design/Build

Naval Construction Battalion Center, MS | 250,000 sf | $74m

Demolition of 33 buildings and construction of 11 new training facilities after Hurricane Katrina. Facilities impacted included:

The utter destruction of the site created unique challenges. Design and construction required careful phasing to accommodate building demolition, new construction and a scheduled relocation of personnel and equipment. The design and construction team had to understand and prioritize the operational commitments of 3 different customers to ensure that move-in was smooth. The GCAG Team constantly updated detailed schedules to ensure all requirements were captured and users’ needs were met.

Site development included demolition of existing structures with hazardous materials removal and abatement. Potable and fire protection water, sanitary sewer and electrical utilities were extended to all sites. Storm water design raised all sites above surrounding roadways and connected to an expanded storm water system to protect from high water events.

Communication/data outside plant infrastructure was designed to serve the project and provide new service to existing and future facilities. Instruction spaces were equipped with communication/data systems and computerized audiovisual systems. Classified classrooms were developed to conform with requirements. Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems were provided for the Tactical Training Facility, Armory and Consolidated Professional Development Center. Buildings were designed to meet hurricane wind load, impact, ATFP, and seismic requirements. LEED certification requirements were met.

Scope included the design, procurement and installation of FF&E as well as the accommodation for and installation of Government Furnished FF&E. This project includes some 25 acres of landscaping design and construction.

Larry Law led the design of 11 facilities with meticulous notes and records and maintained a focus on fulfilling the mission requirement of the customer. The aesthetically pleasing alternatives he has found for challenging conflicts have been nothing short of excellent. Always looking to offer several options and recommending the one that best fits for the whole partnership (Government, Prime and A&E). I would be honored to have Larry Law as my Designer of Record on any of the most challenging projects.”
— Lt. Craig Clutts, U.S. Navy NCBC ROICC