Fort Shafter Barracks

Fort Shafter Barracks
[FY08 MCA PN 61882 Barracks]


We provided the mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design work for plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, fire protection, power and lighting for the Fort Shafter Barracks.  This includes providing a 156 unit Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing (UEPH) facilities to house single soldiers and to be similar to apartments.  The goal was to design the HVAC systems, service water heating, power, and lighting systems to achieve an energy consumption that is at least 30% below the consumption of a baseline building meeting the minimum requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/ESNA Standard 90.1-2004.  Fort Shafter Barracks is the first LEED certified building for the Corps of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division at Fort Shafter.  Our scope of work includes the design of the following:


  • Provide plumbing and ventilation for the barracks dormitories.
  • Provide air conditioning system for the barracks modules in accordance with the Statement of Work and RFP documents. The air conditioning system will consist of a central water-cooled chiller and VAV air handling units on each floor.
  • Provide hot water system consisting of water source heat pump and gas-fire water heaters.
  • Provide a new DDC energy management system.
  • Provide post-construction commissioning services to commission new mechanical equipment installed under this project. 
  • Assist in LEEDS documentation and brainstorming.


  • Provide new power, lighting, telephone, data and CATV systems.
  • Provide site electrical and telecomm to service the new barracks, work will be coordinated with DPW and DOIM.
  • Provide mass notification system for the building to be renovated as part of this project.
  • Assist in LEEDS documentation and brainstorming.

Fire Protection:

  • Conduct Fire Protection and Life Safety analysis.
  • Provide wet-pipe fire sprinkler protection in accordance with UFC-3-600-01.
  • Provide an addressable fire alarm system for the new building.
  • Provide QC Fire Protection services and acceptance testing during construction.


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