Composite Readiness & Support Complex

Composite Readiness & Support Complex

Location: Westhampton, N.Y.

Client: New York Air National Guard

Completion Date: 2004

Burns & McDonnell provided consulting services to the New York Air National Guard and the Air National Guard Bureau to support the planning, design, acquisition and construction management of their first design-build project. Responsibilities included support for the two-phase acqusition and construction.

Responsibilities for supporting the two-phase acquisition included:

  • Preparing conceptual designs
  • Performing site analyses
  • Preparing planning estimates
  • Writing acquisition documents
  • Producing technical design-build bridging documents and design
  • Assisting with selection and evaluation of contractors  

Design-build and construction support activities included:

  • Acting as the government’s agent for design review
  • Providing full-time on-site construction management services
  • Performing construction submittal reviews
  • Providing other activities to assist with oversight of the design-build contract

Facilities Description

The primary composite facilities include a readiness and support facility, dining hall and vehicle/AGE maintenance complex. The readiness and support facility comprises approximately 28,000 square feet and houses administrative space for wing operations, mobility and readiness, support group operations, personnel and recruiting, medical training, JAG offices, and miscellaneous administrative functions. SCIF constructed areas and vaults are required.

The dining facility is co-located and connected to the readiness and support facility by an enclosed walkway with outdoor patios and atrium. The facility comprises approximately 12,200 square feet of space includes indoor and outdoor dining area, kitchen, walk-in freezer and refrigerator, kitchen equipment, administrative and employee work and training areas and other support space.

The vehicle/AGE maintenance complex comprises approximately 24,000 square feet to house maintenance and support functions for base vehicles and AGE, including hardstands, vehicle wash areas and parking sheds. Infrastructure and support for the complexes includes fuel storage and dispensing for government vehicles, MOGAS station, utilities, roads and parking, fencing, force protection improvements and landscaping.

Sustainable Design

All facilities meet the energy conservation requirements of ANGETL 93-1. Thermally efficient doors and insulated glazing were used for all buildings. Lighting controls are optimized through occupancy sensors and daylighting features have been incorporated in the readiness and support facility. Compact fluorescent light fixtures, exterior metal halide lamps, and LED exit signs were used.

Project designs and Division 1 specifications provide clauses to encourage the contractor to look for opportunities to recycle and/or salvage construction waste materials. In addition, materials with recycled content including carpet, gypsum board products, and insulation materials were used.

Permanent carbon dioxide monitoring system was provided on some of the larger HVAC system designs and specifications provide for zero use of CFC-based refrigerants in HVAC systems. Adhesives and sealant that are volatile organic compound (VOC) compliant and Green Seal Paints & Coatings with zero VOCs were used in construction.