- Regional Training Institute Expansion
We provided comprehensive A-E services to expand the Regional Training Institute (RTI) campus at Camp Edwards with a new 32,125-square-foot billeting facility and a 26,913-square-foot specialized training facility to support 50-full-time instructors and training personnel and an additional 94 students.
The two-story training facility includes classrooms, administration space, multi-purpose space, lounges, library, and support spaces. The two-story billeting facility provides lodging for 90 students and includes 10 suites for officers with private lavatories and 40 suites for enlisted personnel with shared lavatories. Additional areas include lobby and lounge area, laundry rooms, break rooms and auxiliary spaces. Sitework includes new vehicular pavements, utilities, communications infrastructure upgrades, anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP) design measures and stormwater management systems. A planning and programming charrette was conducted. Full plans and specifications were developed.
Interior design work incorporated layouts for pre-wired workstations and furniture. Interior finish selections for each facility were coordinated with the end users and Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO) representatives.
The project is seeking LEED Silver Certification based on such energy efficiency measures as improved building envelope, innovative high efficiency mechanical systems, and a high-efficiency lighting system. The facility provides reduced water use, improved indoor environmental quality, building materials that contain recycled content, local manufactured products and cradle-to-cradle products. Sustainable design strategies resulted in energy use reductions of 45% for the education facility and 51% for the billeting facility.
AT/FP measures include maintaining required standoff distances from the road and parking areas and controlling vehicle access to service drives within the required standoffs. The facility design includes compliant glazing systems and exterior doors, equipment bracing, and emergency HVAC systems shutoff and a mass notification system.
- The contractor was required to prepare a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) prior to the start of construction activities.
- The contract documents were developed using Revit. Visualization tools utilized during the design phase included Sketch-up and Revit. A 3D walkthrough video was also prepared for the training facility.
- Schedules were prepared utilizing Microsoft Project.
- Construction phase services included attendance at weekly construction progress meetings, contractor submittal review, RFI review, review of contractor change order requests, periodic construction progress inspections, and fundamental commissioning services.