- Base Defense Group Beddown
Burns & McDonnell provided comprehensive A/E design and construction phase services to support the beddown of the New York Army National Guard's new Base Defense Group (BDG) mission at Stewart Army National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y. This $13 million project provides a consolidated security forces facility housing base security forces squadron functions and functions associated with the new 290-person base defense group mission.
The project includes 34,000 square feet of new construction as an addition to the existing Building 106 and renovation of 14,730 square feet occupied by aerial port functions. The project also includes renovation and upgrade of the existing 9,200-square-foot former fire station to meet reduced aerial port requirements.
Functional areas within the security forces facility include squadron command and administration space, the Base Defense Operations Center, BDG squad room, computer-based training rooms, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance spaces, weapons and ammunition storage areas, general training and classrooms, and a large, centralized multipurpose space.
Storage within the weapons armory and squad room is maximized with high-density mobile storage racks and cabinet systems. The two-story addition consists of steel frame construction with a combination of masonry veneer and insulated metal panel cladding. All window and curtainwall systems are designed to comply with applicable Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) requirements.
Site work includes new vehicular pavements, ATFP measures and extensive underground utility work.
The project incorporates sustainable design and energy conservation measures to achieve LEED Silver certification.
- Planning and programming charrette
- MCACES and PACES cost estimating
- Construction documents
- Energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis services
- On-site construction supervision
- Two-story steel frame structure with masonry veneer, insulated metal wall panels and a combination of EPDM and sloped standing seam metal roofing
- Standby power system for security forces
- Mobile high-density storage systems in squad room and weapons armory
- Sustainability features to achieve LEED Silver certification:
- Cool roof
- Improved envelope
- Innovative, high-efficiency mechanical systems
- Renewable energy
- High-efficiency lighting system
- Reduced water use
- Improved indoor environmental quality
- Building materials with recycled content
- Locally manufactured products
- Cradle to cradle products
- Flexible floor plan with folding partitions in classrooms and training areas and demountable partitions in office areas