Port Ops

Design-Build Port Operations Waterfront Facility

Client:   US Navy
Location:   Marine Corps Support Facility (MCSF)  Blount Island, FL
Completion:   2013
Value: $3.7M

  • Certified LEED-NC Silver by USGBC
  • Used durable, high performance materials to withstand humid and waterfront environment.
  • Earned letter of commendation and Above Average CCASS performance evaluation from client.

Consolidation and LEED Construction

Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, FL manages more than 59 million items ranging from tanks and armored personnel carriers to medical supplies in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force, which includes 14,900 marines and sailors assigned to military operations around the world.

Since 2005, operational control was housed in various temporary facilities around the base, adding difficulty to an already complex mission. With more than 250 military/government employees and 1,000 civilian contractors working at Blount Island, central control at the port during loading and offloading was important.

The CMS team designed and built a facility that responded to the government’s need to consolidate operations, reduce its footprint, and reduce energy consumption. The CMS team took a whole building design approach, keying on life cycle as well as functionality, designing a structure that minimizes both energy consumption and adverse effects on the environment, while conserving resources and improving occupant productivity, health and comfort. The minimum sustainable design rating level is LEED-NC Silver.


This project included the design and construction of new 12,000-SF, two-story, fully enclosed climate-controlled building with parking facilities. The multifunctional facility includes offices, administrative areas, IT, security, training rooms, and conference and sleeping areas.  Work included civil, structural, architectural, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, utilities, electronic safety and security, fire suppression, concrete, masonry, earthwork, and finishes.