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Value Engineering Design Charrette
OTC Quarters, Naval Station Newport,
Newport, RI MCON Project P451
The incoming concept consisted of a 5 story facility based on a typical BEQ design that was modified to meet the needs of the stakeholders, resulting in a 3-story multi-unit facility. Issues addressed included interior design, siting, facility layout, energy efficiency, sustainability, demolition of existing facility, parking, environmental, and code requirements. The project is a LEED Silver design which was a focus of this workshop. VBD provided workshop planning and organization, including pre-workshop review meetings with key stakeholders, conference calls and issuance of the agenda. A preliminary report was distributed on the final day with the complete final professional report published and distributed per specification. This workshop highlights VBD’s ability to work in the critical early concept development phase of a project identifying creative solutions that can have substantial impact on overall project performance. Mr. Sloggy was the workshop facilitator.
The total budget for the project is $47.22 million with a “Design to” Construction Cost Limitation (CCL) of 80% of funds available strictly for construction, or $30.87 million. As part of the reduction, the design group is required to provide design alternatives and bid options, during conceptual design, to provide a functionally complete and usable facility for that cost amount.
Value Engineering Design Charrette workshop for NAVFAC Officer Training Command Quarters. Project consists of concept development at the programming stage.
OTC Quarters- accommodate 478 candidates and Command
Satellite Long Term Parking facilities (site 1&2)
Relocation of Ammunition Magazine
Demolition of Nimitz Hall
VBD provided Value Engineering facilitation for this workshop in Newport, VA, utilizing the SAVE six step job plan and working closely with the project Architect to surface and address all design and stakeholder issues relevant to the project.
Value Engineering Study
Armed Forces Medical Examiners Building
Dover AFB, DE
The new facility will include a laboratory, general admin facility, medical warehouse, skill development center, car wash, and building information systems. Sustainable Design and Development (SDD) and Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct0) features will be provided. Supporting facilities include utilities, pavements, site improvements, and information systems. Minimum DoD Antiterrorism requirements will be met.
Mr. Lambert was the VE Team Leader for a VE Study on the Design Build Requirements Document for the Norfolk District, US Army Corps of engineers on a project to construct the new medical examiners facility and associated site-work at Dover AFB, DE. Proposed savings from VE study= $9.3 Million.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner Facility is planned to be relocated from its present location at Walter Reed Medical Facility in Maryland to a site at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
Value Engineering Design Charrette,
Renew Orthopedic Clinic Wing,
Ft. Sill, OK
VE Design Charrette to provide design direction for the schematic design for the renovation of the Orthopedic Clinic Wing, at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Building 4301. This project is a renovation of the Orthopedic Clinic Wing, at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Building 4301, Fort Sill, OK. The project, a Design-Build delivery, consists of approximately 17,000 SF on the east side of the second floor. The project will contain a reception-waiting area, exam/treatment rooms, cast rooms, offices, toilets, and additional support space and will also relocate the General Surgery Clinic from the medical mall to this location. The Orthopedic Clinic also includes podiatry examination and treatment. This workshop utilized the SAVE Job Plan and Functional Analysis to develop a facility plan that increased resources allocated to critical functions. VBD provided workshop facilitation, planning & organization, technical recorder, and the published draft and final reports. Total project budget @$12M. Mr. Sloggy was the facilitator for this workshop.
This project is a renovation of the Orthopedic Clinic Wing, at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Building 4301, Fort Sill, OK.
Value Engineering Study
Richard Byrd Community Library
7250 Commerce St., Springfield, Virginia
This (5) day workshop focused on the renovation and addition of an existing 10k sq. ft. structure originally constructed in 1963, expanding the facility to 18k sq. ft. The construction budget for the renovation and construction of this project was estimated at $5.6 million. Construction is scheduled to start in 2008 with completion in the spring of 2010 and the library opening in the summer of 2010. The project is currently at the 50% stage of Design Development with a focus on sustainability and a goal of achieving a LEED silver designation. Total savings identified: $874,000. This workshop highlights the ability of VBD to combine VE workshop facilitation and training offered into one workshop. Mr. Sloggy was the VE facilitator and SAVE Module 1 instructor for this workshop.
Value Engineering study and combined Module 1 training workshop.
Value Engineering Study
Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR
Docks for eleven of the seventy-one buildings will be removed and replaced; the other sixty docks will be patched and repaired as needed. Ramps and doorways into the buildings will be reconstructed to reduce the risk of entry; this includes revisions to the existing doorframes or jambs as well as replacement of the doors. Most of the buildings have transite roofs which will be removed as hazardous materials and replaced.
The Value Engineering study for the Little Rock District was conducted June 1-4, 2009, using a five-person multi-disciplinary team with occasional participation by USACE employees as well. Major areas of focus included physical security, weather protection, energy conservation, and reduction of fire risks.
Since the warehouses were almost 70 years old, function analysis revealed that much of the design costs were related to repairing and restoring the exterior skin. The Value Engineering Team took the initiative to “break out of the box” and challenge whether historical preservation was required. By proposing that the metal screening be mounted on the exterior of the building with an architectural finish over it, approximately $2.9M in initial costs may be avoided. This proposal and several others received a positive response from the users and project delivery team, for an estimated cost avoidance of $3.6M for accepted proposals, $215K added cost for accepted qualitative improvements, and an estimated net savings of $3.4M. Total project budget @$26M, Mr. Lambert was the workshop facilitator.
Pine Bluff Arsenal, in Arkansas, plans to renovate 71 existing unheated warehouses built in 1941 to meet current standards delineated in AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives. Renovation to comply with AR 190-11 will include expanded metal or security mesh to augment the existing walls. The AR also requires this level of security to fully enclose the contents, so the current design indicates the expanded metal or metal screening to be attached to the superstructure in addition to the roof.
The project also includes site improvements for the fire suppression water system, roads in disrepair, exterior electrical system for lighting and fire alarms, and driveways and ramps leading up to the buildings.
Value Engineering Study
Refueling Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
The floor drainage system from the maintenance bays will be directed to a 6,000 gal on-site underground storage tank to prevent any fuel spills from the area from entering the sanitary sewer system. The floor drains from the preventative maintenance bay will be directed to an oil / water separator prior to being discharged into the existing sanitary sewer system. There is an existing underground compressed air delivery system for the Refueler parking area that is supplied from Building 2024. Connection to the new facility compressed air system will be required to maintain the service to the existing parking area after the demolition of Building 2024. The project will be designed for sustainability and be capable of obtaining a LEED Silver rating. Compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) and ASHRAE 90.1 is required and an Energy Management & Control System (EMCS) is included in the project requirements. The project will be constructed under a design / build contract. The estimated cost of the project is $3.8 Million.
A Value Engineering (VE) Study was conducted for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Seattle District on 3-7 May 2010. The topic of the study was the Draft RFP for the project, dated March 25, 2010, prepared by TetraTech for USACE Seattle District. Mr. Lambert facilitated this VE study, leading a diverse team of architects and engineers which ultimately identified $342,000 in initial cost savings and $146,000 in quality improvements.
The Refueling Vehicle Maintenance Facility – Phase 1 Project will provide the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings a new facility to consolidate and enhance efficiency and effectiveness of their administrative and vehicle maintenance functions. The new facility will be located at the west corner of the existing Refueler parking lot along Twining Ave (Gate 35 Road). The new facility will consolidate buildings 2024 and 1060, and demolition of those buildings will be part of the contract. Site work includes all design and construction of all site features including planning, clearing, grading, erosion control, site drainage, utility systems, pavements, pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems, parking areas, landscaping, physical security, and force protection measures.
Value Engineering Study
Joint Personal Effects Depot (JPED)
Dover Air Force Base, Delaware
The new JPED facility is located at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, in the Mortuary Complex adjacent to the world’s largest port mortuary. A Value Engineering (VE) Study was conducted by the USACE Office of the Chief of Engineers Value Engineering Study Team (OVEST) at the Philadelphia District office on 22-24 May 2007. The study was based on the 65% Design Submission drawings and specifications dated 7 May 2007. Mr. Lambert facilitated this study and Mr. Easley served as the Civil Engineering Team Member while being USASCE employees on the OVEST team. The VE team included members of New England, Mobile, and Wilmington Districts. The VE team identified $739,000 in initial cost savings and $179,000 in quality improvements.
The Joint Personal Effects Depot (JPED) is a facility that receives, safeguards, inventories, stores, processes, and makes final disposition of personal effects (PE) of all DOD personnel killed, injured, or missing during the war on terrorism. All personal effects of service members are meticulously processed and cared for before being returned to their families.