T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) was awarded a contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Southern Division, to provide project management and architectural support services for an RFP for the new NAVFAC Southeast Engineering Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The project consisted of a new, 57,000-square-foot Engineering Operations facility and the renovation of 20,000 square feet of existing space on Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NASJAX).
The intensive project was a required step in the plan to consolidate the NAVFAC South facility and Commander, Navy Region South East engineering staff in Charleston, South Carolina, with the Florida-based Naval Facilities Engineering Field Activity Southeast, Public Works Center, and Gulf Coast staff.
- TYLI was responsible for leading the onsite programming charrette with NAVFAC Southeast personnel to determine functional and special requirements.
- TYLI architects developed block plans and adjacency diagrams for the new building to help facilitate decisions regarding the optimal number of floors, site placement alternatives, and staffing.
- In addition to leading discussions regarding ideal placement of Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) and Business and Support line staff into three additional buildings on NASJAX, the team also integrated programming from other engineering disciplines, directed the program review conferences, and incorporated the changes.
- Project scope included a new, two-story administrative facility with elevator, raised access flooring with underfloor air distribution and movable wall systems to house engineering and acquisition functions and special spaces.
- Site support facilities included road demolition, storm water treatment facilities, mechanical and electrical utilities, parking lot improvements, and pedestrian pavement.
- Renovations to Building 135 comprised roofing work, interior metal stud and gypsum partition wall removal and replacement, new loading dock handrails, additions to the mechanical room for a new unit, and the heating, ventilation and air conditioning and electrical and mechanical work necessary to facilitate the conceptual plan.