This project involved the renovation and enhancement of the existing Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) in order to support the needs of the School of Infantry (SOI). Site improvements consisted of walkways and pavement related features, parking lot, landscaping and other exterior site development work related to this project.
The BEQ includes sleeping rooms and supporting facilities for 308 enlisted personnel. Work on the 60,000 SF, 4-story quarters, included repair and refurbishment of two-person sleeping rooms, offices, TV lounges, game rooms, vending area, reading/Internet room, laundry rooms and windows.
The project also called for replacing wiring and mechanical systems and installing a newly constructed metal roof system, picnic area and water-efficient landscaping. The building exceeds energy reduction targets by 30 percent, water consumption was reduced by 50 percent and includes bioswales and a storm water treatment system, qualifying the project for the equivalent of a LEED Gold conservation rating. The contract was one of the first San Diego-area military projects and the first project at Camp Pendleton completed using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, the federal government’s $787-billion investment package passed by Congress in February 2009 that was designed to provide economic stimulus to the economy. Based on a formula provided by ARRA, the number of labor hours required to complete the BEQ project created or saved approximately 53 jobs.
Balfour Beatty Construction
LEED Gold equivalent