Facilities, Design-Build, North America, United States, Federal Government
Facilities + Design-Build
Supporting the Air Force through Sustainable Design and Construction
National Capital Region Relocation Administration Facility
Base realignment is critical to support troops, facilitate daily operations and increase readiness. A major facet of this military mission is enhancing infrastructure and facilities to accommodate the security and mission needs of shifting populations of service members. Nowhere is that more apparent than the new iconic National Capital Region Relocation Administration Facility on Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Named the William A. Jones III Building, the five-floor, 380,000-square-foot office building proudly houses more than 2,300 U.S. Department of Defense personnel relocating from less secure facilities on base and from across the Washington, DC area.
The $126 million facility, implemented through design-build delivery, is a powerful statement to the department’s commitment to staff and sustainability.
The $126 million facility, implemented through design-build delivery in concert with team partners AECOM and Coakley & Williams Construction under the CDM Smith/CAPE joint venture, is a powerful statement to the department’s commitment to staff and sustainability. The building’s contemporary architecture, which reflects its status on base while respecting the area’s heritage, accommodates anti-terrorism/force protection provisions, sensitive compartmented information facilities, and flexible office and conference room space, all atop a redeveloped 20-acre site.
The facility’s myriad sustainable design features will enable the Air Force to obtain a LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. For example, a green roof will yield substantial energy savings over time, as well as reduce heat absorption, process stormwater and provide a wildlife habitat. Other environmentally friendly approaches include treating more than 90 percent of stormwater runoff onsite, designing water-efficient landscaping, reducing water use, installing energy efficient heating and cooling systems, using certified wood from managed forests, making maximum use of recycled and locally manufactured materials, using environmentally safe materials, and diverting more than 90 percent of the construction waste from landfills according to a rigorous management plan.