Projects: Federal

Quad B, Schofield Barracks

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Quad B, PN 76586 WBR Phase 2BB, Bldg 156 and Central Plant, and PN 76587 WBR Phase 2C, Bldgs 157 and 158

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII

We are providing the mechanical and fire protection engineering design work for plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire protection for preliminary investigations, parametric design charrette for VE study for the renovation of Quad B.

Our scope of work includes the following:

  • Conduct a site survey of the existing facilities to confirm existing conditions and to validate existing as-built documentation.
  • Conduct preliminary calculations, energy simulation, and straw man design with 0% cost estimate prior to the charrette.
  • Attend 3-day charrette to validate project requirements and budget.
  • Attend in-team eco-charrette and conduct LEED analysis.  This process will update the energy simulation and LEED features for the project.
  • Summarize project requirements in a charrette report.
  • Provide a conceptual design for the mechanical, and fire protection systems serving the building consisting of one line schematics, zoning, and equipment sizing.
  • Provide a life safety evaluation and basis for design for the mechanical and fire protection work.
  • Provide cost estimates based on the conceptual design developed for the project.
  • Coordination of work with all other disciplines.
  • Respond to VE study recommendations and implement into the conceptual design if found feasible.

 

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Quad D, Phase 3B, Buildings 450 & 451, Schofield Barracks

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII

This project includes the renovation and upgrades of Quad D, Buildings 450 and 451 and surrounding areas to meet current Army barracks criteria.  Our scope of work includes the following:

Mechanical

  • Provide high efficient air conditioning systems for the facility in accordance with the RFP and UFC 3-410-01Fa.
  • Central plant, including cooling towers to support future Quad D cooling loads.
  • New chilled and hot water loop in the courtyard with future stub-outs for Phase II work.
  • Ventilation for the facility in accordance with the RFP and ASHRAE 62.1.
  • Complete plumbing support for the facility in accordance with the RFP, UFC 3-420-01, and IPC.
  • Provisions for R-1 reclaimed water usage for the toilets.  Piping has backflow prevention and is designed in accordance with the IPC for grey water systems, including “purple pipe” and labeling.
  • Plumbing support for the boot wash area, including an underground interceptor to capture particles prior to discharging to landscaping or grade.
  • Solar hot water system capable of providing 40% of the hot water demand.
  • Water source heat pump unit to provide hot water utilizing heat recovery from the chilled water circuit.  Gas fired water heaters were provided as back-up to the solar and heat pump hot water systems.
  • Mechanical ventilation for the first floor mechanical refrigeration room in accordance with ASHRAE 15.
  • 24/7 air conditioning for all communication rooms.
  • New DDC energy management system.
  • Assist in commissioning effort of the new mechanical equipment installed under this project.
  • Assist in LEED documentation and certification with the USGBC.
  • Include ATFP features in the mechanical systems in accordance with UFC 4-010-01.

Electrical

  • Provide new exterior electrical distribution throughout the Quad with provisions for future connections to Buildings 449 and 452.
  • Phase work to accommodate buildings that will remain occupied.
  • Provide new area and parking lighting.
  • Power and lighting for the new gear wash and pavilion building.
  • Lighting for the multi-purpose court.
  • New power, lighting, telephone, data, and CATV systems for Buildings 450 and 451.
  • Coordinate data work with DOIM.
  • Provide power to all air conditioning systems.
  • Assist in LEED documentation and implementation of any LEED sustainable features.

Fire Protection

  • Conduct Fire Protection and Life Safety analysis.
  • Provide complete wet-pipe fire sprinkler protection in accordance with UFC 3-600-01 and NFPA 13.
  • Provide an addressable fire alarm system for the new building in accordance with UFC 3-600-01 and NFPA 72.
  • Provide a mass notification system for the facility in accordance with UFC 4-021-01.

 

 

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Quad C, E, F Renovations, Schofield Barracks

Design Build for WBR Brigade Complex, Quads C, E, and F

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII

InSynergy Engineering, Inc. provided the mechanical, electrical and fire protection design for three separate quad projects for the US Army at Schofield Barracks.  Each quad consists of four 60,000 sf buildings that are used to support Army Company Operations and Brigade Headquarters, including two-man barracks dormitories, administrative spaces, kitchen and dining room facilities, classrooms, and miscellaneous storage areas.

The mechanical design included complete air conditioning replacement including a new central chiller plant for each quad with underground chilled water distribution to each building, a new central hot water heating system utilizing heat recovery from the new central chiller plant, plumbing systems including domestic water booster pump system, grease interceptor systems, and LPG distribution, dehumidification control for the arms vaults.  The fire protection design included a new fire pump, fire sprinkler, fire alarm and AT/FP measures including mass notification systems for each building.

The electrical design work included exterior and interior power distribution, site and interior lighting, telephone, data, and CATV systems.

 

 

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Hawaii Army Family Housing Residential Communities Initiatives

OAHU, HAWAII

InSynergy Engineering is one of two electrical firms that is responsible for the design of site electrical infrastructure for a 7,700 family housing unit Army privatization project for ACTUS Lend Lease.   The scope of the project includes the complete electrical site design for these multi-family housing army base communities, including replacement of electrical primary distribution and secondary service, telephone, CATV, and street lighting.  The total design package is estimated to take 10 years to complete for a total construction cost of $1.7 billion dollars.

Construction has been completed for 180 units at Kalakaua, Phase 1 and 144units at Porter Phase 1.  Construction is ongoing for 300 units at Porter Phase 2, 120 units at U.S. Coast Guard, 465 units at Kalakaua Phase 2, and 400 units at Kaena. We have completed the design of family housing areas of approximately 284 units at Moyer and are currently working on the design of 235 family housing units at Wiliwili and 186 family housing units at Santa Fe.

 

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Wideband Satellite Communication (SATCOM) Operational Control Facility

NCTAMS, WAHIAWA, HAWAII

The Wideband Satellite Communication Control (WSOC) facility is a new 30,000 sf satellite communications center that will be located in NCTAMS, Wahiawa and will be designed for LEED silver.  Our scope of work for this project included the detailed mechanical and electrical engineering design work for the facility.

The mechanical scope includes the following:  Provide a new air conditioning system with N+1 redundancy, plumbing to all new plumbing fixtures including water conserving fixtures to meet LEED requirements; hot water heating system consisting of electric point of use heaters; and support for the emergency generators including fuel storage, and distribution systems.  The air conditioning system consists of a water cooled primary chilled water system with an air cooled back up chiller for back-up.  The scope also included providing VAV air distribution throughout the WSOC administrative areas; under floor computer room air conditioning units for the WSOC and SATCOM equipment areas; a complete DDC Energy Management System throughout the building. LEED and EPACT 2005 measures incorporated into the project included high efficiency water-cooled equipment, demand controlled ventilation, occupancy sensors, and heat recovery; implementing hot water reheat system for the floor mounted computer room units utilizing heat recovered from the air conditioning system; and providing general ventilation throughout the building to meet ASHRAE 62 requirements.

The electrical scope includes providing primary utility power by utilizing new duct banks and conduits from the HRSOC and P173 projects; coordinating with NAVFACPAC and NCTAMS in order to utilize their new Navy Switching Station switchgear for primary utility power to WSOC; designing an N+1 redundant emergency generator system capable of supporting the entire WSOC building load for up to 10 days; and an N+1 redundant battery backup UPS system with 15 minute backup time to support critical WSOC and SATCOM equipment.  The electrical scope also includes providing the interior power distribution and lighting; the complete facility grounding system; infrastructure for base communications services from the WSOC facility to Buildings 5 and 261; commercial communications services (CATV) to the new facility; complete interior system to support base communications (NIPRNET, SIPRNET, and voice), commercial CATV services; under floor red and black cable tray pathway systems for operations equipment; ASCT overhead cable ladder racks; elevated waveguide system (cable tray and supports) from interior of Building 409 to under floor of new WSOC facility; a waveguide trench from new antenna equipment pad; all grounding systems and subsystems required; and infrastructure for theAccess Control, IDS, and CCTV, and an overhead paging system.

 

 

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Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Bachelor Enlisted Quarters

KANEOHE MARINE CORPS BASE, HAWAII

We provided the mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design work for the Design-Build portion for the Kaneohe Bachelor Enlisted Quarters. The new BEQ facility will be five stories and consist of 150 units and is designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating.

The mechanical scope of work includes providing the following:

  • Plumbing to all plumbing fixtures including water closets, lavatories, sinks, showers, hose bibs, washing machine boxes, and electric water coolers.
  • Air conditioning consisting of a single high efficiency screw or scroll chiller and dual cell cooling tower.
  • Ventilation for all restrooms, the central plant mechanical room, and laundry dryers.

The electrical scope of work includes providing the following:

  • New electrical primary underground service and underground duct lines for telephone, EMCS, and cable television (CATV) systems.
  • New primary pad mounted switchgear and transformers for the new electrical service and chiller plant.
  • New power, lighting, and telecom in the new BEQ buildings and mechanical chiller plant building.
  • New power and lighting in the new pavilion buildings.
  • New parking and walkway lighting.

The fire protection scope of work includes providing the following:

  • Wet pipe fire sprinkler systems designed and installed to comply with UFC 3-600-01 and NFPA 13.
  • Available water supply will be supplied by a new water main.
  • Fire hydrants around the perimeter of the BEQ.
  • Fire Department Access by a new fire lane paved with grasscrete in front of the building.
  • Backflow prevention.
  • Wet standpipe system in each stairwell per UFC-3-600-01 and NFPA 14.
  • Addressable fire alarm system with a fire alarm panel and radio transmitter.
  • Audible notification throughout all buildings, and single station smoke detectors in each residence.

 

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Whole Barracks Renewal, Phases 2F2 and 2G

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII

Mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design work for Phases 2F2 and 2G.

Mechanical design services include the following:

  • Provide plumbing and ventilation for the storage areas, toilet areas, locker rooms, and restrooms, gear washdown areas, laundry areas, and bathrooms.
  • Provide air conditioning for the admin areas, classrooms, and barracks modules.
  • Connect utilities (CHW, HW, CW, and HWR) to existing stubouts and coordinate with civil engineer.
  • Provide dehumidification control for the arms vaults.
  • Provide a new DDC energy management system to serve the entire 2F2 and 2G Barracks.
  • Provide post-construction commissioning services to commission new mechanical equipment installed under this project.
  • Electrical design services include the following:
  • Provide new power, lighting, telephone, data and CATV systems.
  • Provide new multipurpose lighting for recreational area and play court area.
  • Provide mass notification system for courtyard and buildings to be renovated as part of this project.
  • Fire Protection design services include the following:
  • Conduct Fire Protection and Life Safety analysis.
  • Provide a wet-pipe fire sprinkler protection in accordance with UFC-3-600-01.
  • Provide a fire alarm system for all new buildings.

 

 

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Fort Shafter Barracks

Fort Shafter Barracks
[FY08 MCA PN 61882 Barracks]

FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII

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:

Mechanical:

  • 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.

Electrical:

  • 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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Command and Control Facility, Fort Shafter

Phases 1 to 4 PN 65650 Command and Control Facility

HONOLULU, HAWAII

We provided the mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering work for the masterplan study to provide sufficient information to develop design documents for construction of the 240,962 sf Command and Control Facility.

Our scope of work included the following:

  • Assist in determining the mechanical, electrical, telecom/data, fire protection, and ATFP requirements to support the development of the conceptual masterplan development for the complex.
  • Determine the MEP utility requirements to support the masterplan development.
  • Develop concept plans and schematics of the electrical power distribution and telecom/data systems only to support the phasing of the development
  • Develop alternatives to improve the energy efficiency of the complex through improvements in the building envelope, building siting, and MEP system design.
  • Assist in the development of the site ATFP criteria for the project.
  • Assist in the assessment and scoring of the facility to meet LEED Gold.
  • The planning study was completed in June 2009.
  • Additionally, we are providing mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication/data engineering design work for the design of the Parking Garage, Site, and Building Support MEP.  Our scope of work includes providing the following:
  • All mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical, telecommunications, and security design/engineering services for the parking garage facility.
  • All MEP design/engineering services relating to the electrical substation.
  • Site telecommunications systems design to a point located 5’-0’’ outside of the perimeter wall of the spaces that will receive telecommunications services.
  • All design and engineering services for a complete condenser water system including cooling towers, vertical turbine pumps, piping distribution system, including mechanical, electrical, and controls components.
  • Design and engineering for the routing and specification of underground electrical power conduits and wiring from the electrical substation to the primary electrical switchgear line-up.
  • All design and engineering services for a complete fuel oil storage, receiving and distribution system.
  • Electrical design coordination with Hawaiian Electric Company for the entire project.
  • Energy modeling and energy simulation services for each of the four respective phases of the design.  Energy modeling and daylighting calculations for energy savings are on a zone by zone basis for each of the buildings and phases in Trace and IES.
  • Provide a detailed quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) check on all submissions prior to their respective issuances to the client.
  • Provide value engineering (VE) services prior to, during, and after the planned project VE Study, and implement VE decisions accepted by the client.
  • Provide construction cost estimating support for designs.

 

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Navy Exchange, Guam

NEXCOM Main Exchange Expansion/Renovation

COMNAVMARIANAS, Guam

Provide mechanical and electrical engineering design services to expand and renovate the existing Naval Station Guam, Agana Navy Exchange Shopping Mall.  Our work included renovation design of the Existing Exchange Retail Area to current NEX Prototype standards and the conversion of portions of the existing Warehouse, Storage and Office areas into Retail Space.  The renovation work was designed in three (3) major phases and arranged so that the existing operations could remain operational.  Our scope of work included the following:

  • Renovate restrooms in each of the selected phases which will include removing existing fixtures and providing new fixtures (toilets, lavatories, urinals, sinks, floor drains, etc.) and plumbing to all new plumbing fixtures including waste, vent, water, and hot water systems.
  • Provide a packaged steam boiler for the tailor shop including support steam piping and appurtenances.
  • Provide a silver recovery unit to support operations in the photolab as well as any support plumbing.
  • Provide plumbing to all new fixtures in the beauty salon including new water and waste piping and hair traps at all sinks.
  • Provide a central vacuum system for the barber area.
  • Provide air conditioning modifications to support the renovations in each phase as well as new air conditioning for phase 1A which will renovate an existing storage area into retail and shop area.
  • Provide ventilation including general ventilation for restrooms and storage rooms.
  • Replace the electrical distribution system which is obsolete.
  • Lighting system to be replaced in all renovated areas.
  • New security cameras to be provided throughout the facility.
  • The existing PA speakers and related cables will be removed and replaced.
  • Install data and telephone cables for extension of existing system.

 

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Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific

Bldg 352/400 Renovation

MAKALAPA, HAWAII

Provided mechanical and electrical engineering services for a $10,000,000 renovation of the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific (JICPAC) located in Makalapa, Oahu, Hawaii.

Mechanical engineering included:

  • Remove and replace all of the existing HVAC equipment in the future OIC arenas
  • Remove existing air handling units and distribution systems to various levels in the adjacent support spaces
  • Provide new air conditioning and ventilation systems for the new OIC arenas
  • Provide various levels of AHU and distribution systems to the various levels in the adjacent support spaces
  • Integration of all new air handling systems into the new DDC Energy Management system
  • Renovating the existing restrooms on the 1st and 3rd floors (Bldg. 352) for ADA compliance. More specifically, this included new plumbing, fixtures and upgrades to the ventilation system for the restrooms.

Electrical engineering included:

  • Removal and replacement of existing power, lighting and related wiring
  • Providing new power receptacles and empty telecom raceways in the new walls
  • Construction of four OICs
  • Providing power to workstations, new or relocated lighting, and other power requirements in support spaces
  • Installing lighting to comply with MIL-HDBK-1190 and with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recommendations

 

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