This joint venture project with WHH Nisqually consisted of the repair and conversion of three buildings (Bldgs. 3279, 3280 and 3281) to support the incoming SFAB on JBLM, WA. The Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) requires administrative, training, storage, maintenance, and housing facilities. The block of 3278 to 3288 on JBLM has been designated their semi-permanent headquarters location and the buildings within this block needed to be repaired and converted to administrative, personal equipment storage, and training rooms. Buildings 3279, 3280 and 3281 were renovated and converted from existing conditions into operational and readiness spaces for the SFAB.

The elements of work were based on the A-E (Architecture-Engineering) firm’s site specific demolition plans and design templates to repair and convert existing buildings in accordance with latest United Facilities Criteria (UFCs) and JBLM standards. Work included architectural
(revised floor plans, ceiling plan, etc.), electrical, lighting, plumbing, mechanical to including heating and ventilation, structural upgrades for seismic and floor loading, fire alarm and suppression system, communications (to include addition of Non-classified Internet Protocol
(NIPR) capability on 2nd and 3rd floors and a Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) café on 1st floor), and exterior window upgrades.

Phasing plans were designed to support both a 15-month construction period for all three buildings and minimize impact to on-going operations of adjacent occupied buildings. Phased construction addressed operational safety, haul routes, laydown areas, and security requirements. WHH Nisqually-Garco JV developed plans of construction, addressing construction activities, restricted construction activities, operations impacts, construction duration, and construction free zone limits. Demolition included asbestos & lead abatement.

Professional photos to follow upon project completion.