- Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron Facilities
This project provides a highly specialized low-rise composite shop building and a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) ground support equipment (GSE) holding shed, compliant with the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Design and Construction Standards.
The composite shop building includes areas for epoxy storage and mixing, paint storage and mixing, machining and grinding, cleaning and preparation, layup and bonding, open storage, preparation room, offices, restrooms and supporting mechanical, electrical and communication spaces.
The MALS GSE holding shed includes open equipment storage, restrooms and supporting electrical and mechanical spaces. The built-in equipment includes dust collection and ventilation, prefabricated paint booth, an overhead crane, and radon mitigation system.
Information systems include mass notification, security and fire alarm systems and infrastructure. Premium information systems include an intrusion detection system (IDS) for the composite shop building.
This project provides anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP) features, including pedestrian turnstiles and rolling gates at the composite shop to comply with ATFP regulations, and physical security mitigation in accordance with Department of Defense Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings.
- Prime A/E design
- Fire protection
- Preparation of technical reports
- Engineering investigations and concept studies
- Preliminary and final design plans and specifications
- Water flow testing
- Life safety analysis
- Building code analysis
Fire Protection Systems
An overall fire protection assessment of the design was completed to ensure coordination between fire alarm, fire suppression, life safety, smoke management, passive fire protection and hazards within the facility. Goals for fire safety on this project were to provide life safety for the building occupants and emergency responders; minimize fire-related injuries and prevent undue loss of life; protect the building and contents from fire and exposure to and from adjacent buildings; provide for continuity of operations by minimizing undue loss of operations due to fire-related damage; and limit the environmental impact of a fire.
The composite shop was classified as a F-1 (Section 306.2 of IBC)/Industrial (Section 6.1.12 of NFPA 101) occupancy and the GSE holding shed was classified as a S-1 (Section 311.2 of IBC)/Storage (Section 6.1.13 of NFPA 101) occupancy. Both buildings were comprised of noncombustible Type II-B construction and were under the allowable height and area limitations of the International Building Code (IBC). For building occupants to have access to a sufficient number of exits, the egress requirements of NFPA 101 were strictly adhered to in design of the egress system.
Hydraulically Designed Sprinkler System
A wet-pipe sprinkler system was provided throughout each building. Detailed hydraulic calculations were performed to verify if the base fire water supply could provide the flow and pressure required to supply the buildings fire suppression system. An exterior hose stream demand was included to account for the fire department's use of the available water supply in the event of a fire.
Fire extinguishers were provided in accordance with UFC 3-600-01, Section 4-9 and were installed as required by NFPA 101 and classified in accordance with NFPA 10 2007 Table 188.8.131.52.
Interior and Exterior Radio Fire Alarm System
A fully addressable fire alarm system with ADA-compliant audible and visual fire alarm notification devices was provided throughout both of the facilities. The fire alarm control panel, addressable initiating devices, valve tamper switches, water flow switches, manual pull stations, and smoke detectors report alarm, supervisory, and trouble conditions to the base fire department via a Kingfisher radio transceiver system. Class A circuits were provided for all notification appliance and signaling line circuits while Class B was provided for initiating device circuits. The system was designed IAW NFPA 72, UFC, and applicable standards and preferences of the host base.
Mass Notification System
IAW UFC 4-021-01 a complete mass notification system was provided throughout the composite shop. The occupant load within the GSE holding shed was below the threshold identified in UFC 4-010-01 for an inhabited building so mass notification was not provided. The combination fire alarm and mass notification panel in the composite shop uses an amplifier, telephone input and local microphone to transmit prerecorded or custom voice messages to building occupants. All wiring is provided in conduits. Speakers are recessed in the ceiling in finished rooms or surface mounted in unfinished rooms. The positioning of speakers in each room is critical to ensure audible announcements were intelligible and produced a minimum 0.7 CIS score. Clear strobes labeled Alert were provided throughout and a local operators counsel was provided near the main entrance to broadcast messages throughout the building. LED emergency text signs were provided.
Fire Detection System
Smoke detectors were provided above all fire alarm and mass notification panels IAW NFPA 72.
Fire Department Access
In accordance with UFC 3-600-01, Section 2-10.1 fire department access was provided. Fire department connections are located within 150 feet of fire hydrants on adjacent streets and paved service roads, thereby meeting UFC 3-600-01 section 2-10.4 criteria.
NAVFAC Pacific and the Marine Corps Base Hawaii have specific standards and requirements which are in addition to those found within a standard Department of Defense contract. Special attention was paid to ensure the requirements outlined in the CI47, Code 408, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii Facilities Design and Construction Standards were incorporated into the design. Additionally, special design considerations involving corrosion protection were incorporated so that the system meets longevity expectations for the base's corrosive environment.
- Hydraulically designed sprinkler system
- Interior fire alarm system
- Exterior radio fire alarm system
- Mass notification system
- Fire detection system