DTC was awarded the design and construction of the $24 million Army Reserve Equipment Concentration Site (ECS) located at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
This design/build project included new fire alarm and mass notification systems design as part of the design of a new Vehicle Maintenance Facility and a Warehouse that complements the buildings of the existing base in their massing, finish and expression of exterior materials. The facilities provide durable, low maintenance, sustainable, and functionally efficient spaces that are well organized and safe environments for staff and visitors.
The Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) included electrical class 1 div 1 hazardous spaces consisting of explosion proof lighting, outlets and associated code compliant raceway and wiring. The VMS also included compressed air piping systems distributed throughout the spaces, and an oil water separator for maintenance bay drainage. Additionally, pressurized automotive oil lines were provided throughout the facility.
The Vehicle Maintenance Facility is a two-story, 32,903 SF structure housing multiple maintenance bays, supporting service spaces, a 10-ton overhead crane, tool and equipment storage, petroleum dispensing equipment, personnel shower and locker facilities; administrative office spaces and a public lobby. Elevator access is provided to the administrative second floor level.
The Warehouse is a single story, 55,000 SF structure that provides a minimum interior overhead clearance of twenty feet. In addition to providing approximately 46,155 SF dedicated to open storage and staging, the Warehouse contains Shipping and Receiving office space, a classroom, a break room, and an arms storage vault.
Approximately 60 people shall work in the buildings on a full-time basis, and drill weekends will have an additional 60 reservists using the facility.
Sustainable design strategies includes construction waste management, recycled materials content, energy conservation, water use reduction, stormwater management, reduced roof heat island effect and regional materials.
DTC provided project management and construction administration for this project.
The project is to attain LEED® Silver level.