- Billets and Education Facility
Burns & McDonnell is providing comprehensive A/E design support services for the Regional Training Institute (RTI) at Camp Edwards in Bourne, Mass. This project will expand on the existing RTI with new billets (32,000 square feet) and an education facility (26,000 square feet) for the Massachusetts Army National Guard, enabling planning, programming and training programs. The facilities are sized to support 50 full-time administrators and instructors and 94 students. The new buildings will be connected to the campus with similar construction and walkways.
The two-story educational facility includes classrooms, administration space, multipurpose space, lounges, a library and auxilary spaces.
The two-story billets (dormitory) facility will provide lodging for 90 students and will include 10 suites for officers with private lavatories and 40 suites for enlisted personnel with shared lavatories. Additional spaces include rooms sharing a lavatory, lounge, laundry, break rooms and auxiliary spaces.
The exterior building materials will be brick veneer fastened to a metal stud backup wall with energy efficient low-e insulated window glazing systems. The primary roof system will be flat to match existing nearby facilities. Support facilities include modifications to bus and privately owned vehicle parking, fencing, sidewalks, exterior fire protection, outside lighting, access roads, wayfinding, furniture layouts, utilities and a stormwater management system. Physical security measures will include standard standoff distances from the road and parking areas and minimal perimeter fencing.
Each facility will pursue LEED Silver certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system. A 35 percent energy model was completed, showing more than 20 percent energy cost savings for the educational facility and more than 30 percent energy cost savings for the billets facility. Each proposed energy model design was modeled in accordance with ASHRAE 90.l-2004 and compared to a baseline building. Sustainable strategies include high-efficiency envelope, mechanical and electrical systems, maximizing daylighting and views, and stormwater best management practices.