P-354 Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Consolidated Operations & Logistic Facilities, JEBLC-FS

Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Market: Office
Owner Type: Federal Government
Other Tags: LEED
Located within a secure area, this $35M LEED Silver multipurpose multi-building project serves to support training, operations, logistics and storage needs at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

A design/build project completed in 2019, Speight Marshall Francis served as Structural Engineer of Record and Agent 1 Special Inspector in collaboration with prime contractor Hourigan-Sundt JV and lead architect Stantec. Our firm’s design efforts involved three buildings in total-two new buildings and one building addition. The new ordnance disposal (EOD) consolidated operations and logistics facility is a two-story, 78,000 square foot conventionally-framed structure. The new 25,000 square foot logistics and storage building is a pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) which also provides industrial work areas. Building 1625 received a 7,700 square foot conventionally-framed addition. Speight Marshall Francis’ work included AT/FP compliant design to meet stringent Navy requirements. Our scope of work also included PAK meetings, Concept Design Workshop and review meetings after each government review process. 

Success of this project is attributed to multiple interdependent factors. From the start, our team conducted frequent project collaboration meetings to strategize approach. Meticulous coordination between various architectural styles was required in order to achieve the Navy’s requested plan layouts and desired appearance consistently throughout the buildings. During the design phase, strategic internal review, input, and constructive critique on the entire A/E design team’s work was imperative to ensure milestones were met and the owner’s needs were fully addressed. Accurate 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) amongst design disciplines was carefully coordinated.

Rendering courtesy of Stantec Architecture Inc.

Architect of Record: Stantec Architecture Inc.
General Contractor: Hourigan-Sundt JV