Design-Build Pacific Air Force Combat Communications Transmission Facility and Combat Communications Combat Support Facility
Client: US Navy
- 2014 National Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Award of Excellence in Construction, Specialty $3M to $10M Category, for the Guam Combat Communications Support Facility and Transmission System Facility, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
- 2014 Award of Excellence in Construction, $3M to $10M Category, from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Indiana/Kentucky Chapter for the Guam Combat Communications Support Facility and Transmission System Facility, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
- Both buildings achieved LEED Silver Certification
Role in US National Defense
The scope included new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, utility and site work, and other improvements to complete a fully operational facility to support the mission of the 644th Combat Communication Squadron.
The 9,812-SF Combat Communications Transmission System Facility has administrative work areas and storage areas. The 18,043-SF Combat Communication Combat Support facility has training space, communication room, secure storage area, maintenance repair and staging area, and generator maintenance bays.
Both buildings have reinforced concrete foundations, precast walls, and roofing capable of withstanding typhoon-strength winds and high seismic activity. Plumbing and electrical devices and fixtures meet LEED requirements. Each facility is also protected by a fire sprinkler system, fire alarm and mass notification system, and mechanical ventilation to maintain indoor air quality. A demand control system with pressure transducer ventilates generator muffler exhaust in each bay of the CCCSF.
The new buildings were designed for strength and durability to withstand the severe weather events that are characteristic of Guam and to provide service for years to come. CMS took special measures to preserve Guam’s sensitive ecosystem, adding bioswales to reduce the amount of storm water entering the island’s water supply. This and other sustainable design features qualify the project for the US Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification.