FY11 MCON P-056 – Building 76, Center for Excellence

The scope of work for this project involved renovating the existing Building 76. Since being renovated it now supports the Center for Excellence (COE) – Center for Disaster Management/ Humanitarian Assistance operations. It was built in 1941 and previously served as a medical clinic.

Renovations included providing: administration offices, work/production support areas, briefing rooms, storage, break/lunch room, restroom renovations, locker rooms, and utility/system control rooms for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE).

Mechanical upgrades and repairs included replacing all existing plumbing lines and fixtures and providing a new air conditioning system. All existing air conditioning units were replaced with new energy efficient units that use environmentally safe refrigerants. The building now includes a complete automatic wet pipe fire sprinkler system and fire alarm as well as mass notification system with voice evacuation.

AT/FP requirements were addressed in accordance with the Unified Facilities Criteria, UFC 4-010-01; DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings dated 8 October 2003 with change 1 of 22 January 2007. One of the AT/FP requirements was the 10 m (33 ft) obstruction free zone that was maintained around Building 76.

Landscaping and site structures were designed to prevent any concealment of AT/FP threats and/or weapons 150 mm six (6) inches in height. Mechanical and electrical equipment located within the 10-meter wide obstruction free zone were secured within enclosures to prevent concealment of AT/FP threats and/or weapons 150 mm in height. Passive control systems, such as curbs were installed to prevent unauthorized vehicle encroachment into the AT/FP stand-off distance. Active control systems such as card controlled vehicle gates were installed to control access to the existing vehicle parking area that is located inside the 25-m AT/FP stand-off.

Air intakes for the air handling units were located a minimum of 3.05 m (10 ft) above grade. All exterior doors swung outward to reduce the potential for them to be blown into the building by a terrorist attack with an explosive device. Windows and window frames met AT/FP criteria. Since the facility is a two-story building it does not have to be designed to resist progressive collapse.

The building has been provided with an AT/FP mass notification system meeting the requirements of UFC 4-021-01 that is combined with the building fire alarm system. The mass notification system is interfaced with the central control units of the Wide Area Mass Notification System and the Regional Operations Command and Control Center at
Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

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