This design-build project included the construction of a $56 million, three story, reinforced concrete frame Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ). The Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection-compliant project included a Central Utility Building, recreational facilities, new roads, parking lots, a detention basin, a photovoltaic electrical system, solar water heating, and Guam’s first geothermal system. The new building consists of 140 apartment units (1+1E), which met the housing criteria specified in UFC 4-721-10 Bachelor Quarters.
Naval Base Guam’s first LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environment Design — Gold building. The team encountered a number of challenges, including “a few pieces of ordnance that were discovered, a couple crane challenges that we handled early on, even the discovery of a few armed WWII Japanese remains that we unearthed during the construction process,” said CAPT Peter Lynch, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas which oversees facilities contracting, acquisition and maintenance for the Navy on Guam. “We got through all of that and this project was completed ahead of schedule, on budget and without any lost time accidents.”