US Navy Northwest LEED Certified Underwater Acoustics Research Design and Build project

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GHD was the primary design consultant for this design/build project located at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, Washington. The project included design and construction of a new two-story 22,800 square foot, ADA-compliant, sustainable-design (LEED® certified) underwater acoustics research laboratory with an open storage lay-down area and parking to replace the existing acoustics research spaces located at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

To provide for the relocation of the Fox Island Laboratory on-water operations, the project also included the design and construction of a 190-foot long, 25-foot wide precast and cast-in-place concrete pier for personnel and HS-20 truck access, eight mooring dolphins, and a 120-foot long, 22 foot wide steel truss transfer span to serve a relocated 350-foot long, 59-foot wide, 15-foot high floating concrete pontoon at the project site. The mooring of small to medium sized vessels and a single, large research barge, new facilities on the relocated pontoon, electrical, communication, water and sewer utilities, and site grading and roadway improvements landside of the pier were also included. 

The design effort included design of energy efficient HVAC systems with direct digital controls, energy management system, Title 24 compliance, and sustainable design. We provided mechanical and electrical engineering design for laboratory support, including plumbing system. Coordination of MEP design with the architecture and structural design was also accomplished.

The design also included energy efficient building power and lighting systems with energy metering and monitoring, and fire alarm, security and communication systems.

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