Supporting our heroes through safe, sound design.
We’ve been honored to support the mission of our armed forces and the Federal government since our first endeavor in this market during World War II and continuing today. We’ve provided engineering, architecture and consulting services to numerous branches of the Department of Defense and multiple federal agencies throughout the United States and in more than fifteen countries. Funding, contracting, scheduling, safety and security are high priorities and factor into every aspect of project delivery we provide, including programming, utility planning, design-build, design-bid-build, privatization of utilities, environmental compliance, and full-time inspection during construction. We help the government become more efficient and cost-aware through our comprehensive services.
FEATURED BLOG: Recent Trends for DoD Construction Budgets
As the DoD construction budgets continue to decline, recent trends indicate many of these dollars will be dedicated to Facility Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (SRM). The SRM program provides funds to keep the Government’s inventory of facilities in good working order. In addition, it provides resources to restore facilities whose age is excessive or have been damaged by fire, accident, or natural disasters and alternations of facilities to implement new or higher standards to accommodate new functions or mission.
Programming the available space to meet the new tenant’s needs is always important. However, a critical step in any renovation is pre-design data collection, or “as-builting”. How will today’s energy, security and ADA requirements affect the space available? What is hiding behind the walls that must be moved to accommodate a new function? Typically, the older the renovated building, the lower the availability of as-built drawings, and the even lower reliability of said drawings. It’s important for the design team to field verify all record drawings available which may require selective demolition. The more time dedicated to field investigations the lower the risk to the project schedule and budget.