Military Job #4

Repair 4th Battalion Complex, MCRD, Parris Island, SC

  • Award Price: $19,702,254
  • Architect: Thomas & Denzinger Architects
  • Project Delivery: Design-Build

This Design/Build project administered by Southern Division Engineering Command was for the exterior and interior renovation of the Women’s Recruit Training Battalion. The facility includes a Galley/Mess hall, Supply/Issue, three BEQ buildings, Gymnasium, Administrative Headquarters, three Recruit Barracks, Wellness Center, and the PX/Beauty Shop.

The architectural portion of this project included, on the exterior the removal of existing roof parapets and asphalt shingles, windows, exterior doors, and concrete walkway rehabilitation. The rooflines were changed by the addition of dormers and the installation of a standing seam metal roof system. All windows were replaced with TracoTM horizontal sliding windows. The exterior doorframes were modified to accept continuous hinges, new doors and hardware.

Interior renovations included the removal of all previously identified asbestos floor tile mastic, the replacement of all interior finishes including doors, ceilings, walls, and floor coverings. Reconfiguration of the interior spaces to most of the buildings was also accomplished during this contract. The mechanical portion of work includes a new 939 mechanical plant which houses two 150 ton chillers, a cooling tower, domestic hot water generators, fire pump/sprinkler systems, and a Direct Digital Control system by Automated LogicTM.

New underground and aboveground steam lines were installed in support of this plant and also the existing 926 mechanical plant. The 939 plant services six of the Complex’s buildings including all three of the existing barracks and also the new 943 barracks.

All of the buildings’ Air Handling Unit equipment and ductwork were replaced under this contract. The task of improving maintenance access to the equipment was accomplished to the greatest degree possible in existing areas.

The extensive electrical rehabilitation included new distribution centers, breakers, wiring, devices, interior and exterior lighting, and the installation of electrical systems in support of the new mechanical equipment. A new fiber optic telecommunication system along with a complete fire alarm system was installed.