Design Resources Group Architects AIA designed the proposed 89,000 sqft new building adjoining the Combined Support and Maintenance Shops facility as a part of the multi-phase CLTF project. The new facility services armored wheeled vehicles and operates in conjunction with the CSMS which services tracked and half tracked vehicles. This new facility provides up to date diagnostic and repair equipment in a larger space designed for today’s military vehicles and other high tech apparatus.
DRG was assigned comprehensive design services including utility tie-ins, expansion and addition of site amenities, full building construction plans and specifications and design coordination responsibilities with all sub-consultants. DRG was also tasked with providing guidance throughout the construction process. The UTES building has three major functional areas which include:
This second phase of the CLTF program also includes a Basic Item Issue Facility which will store and dispense vehicle ordnance packages as the vehicles enter and leave the site.
DRG developed a computerized three dimensional model of the UTES building that could be viewed from both the exterior and interior, which was used to give the ANG a better understanding of the adjacencies, flow and look that the finished UTES building would possess. The model was also helpful in demonstrating the compatibility of the exterior finishes with the adjoining CSMS building.
DRG performed a rapid turnaround design change during the bidding period. After the design documents were released for bidding, the Army National Guard finalized an agreement with the Army Reserve for shared space at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. This shared space was slated to be within the footprint of the UTES, so DRG developed a modified plan for the building which was distributed as an addendum to the original bid. The addendum included:
The addendum was received by all prospective bidders and bids were able to be taken for the reduced UTES building without an extension of the bid period.
DRG directed and managed the efforts of design professionals performing site/civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering for the UTES/BII building project. DRG collaborated with an IT/Security consultant, a food service consultant and a cost analysis consultant to provide the services necessary for a complete design package.