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Value Engineering/Commissioning for NCO Academy

Fort Bragg, NC

 CEMS, in association with Knight Architects, managed and prepared a value engineering study for the new 130,176 SF NCO Academy complete with classrooms, special training spaces, instructor preparation spaces and a mass assembly auditorium. Included are the necessary support facilities including a 400 person transient barracks, parking areas, training equipment storage, necessary utilities including communications. In preparation for the new structures, the existing site has been cleared of the circa 1941 structures. The new structures are supported using the latest technology energy systems employing renewable energy sources for heat and air conditioning. Support facilities also include security lighting, storm drainage, paving, curbs, walks, gutters, fire protection and alarm systems, mass notification system and landscaping.

The construction Cost Limitation (CCL) is $38,272,000, which does not include contingency (5%), supervision, inspection & overhead (5.7%) for a total request of $42,000,000.                                                                                                                 

Summary of Value Engineering Study:  The proposed total savings at the completion of the VE Study was $546,897 while the quality improvements were $111,599.

CEMS also performed enhanced commissioning in accordance with LEED 3.0 to include design and construction phase activities for the NCO Academy.  The CxA performed all activities required by the Applicable Criteria for all Commissioned Systems during the Pre-design and Design Phase, with clarifications for ASHRAE Guideline.  Our Commissioning Agent also performed all activities required by the Applicable Criteria for all Commissioned Systems during the Construction and Occupancy and Operations Phase. This included:  (a) development of all test procedures (sampling techniques were not allowed and 100% of the systems were required to be tested) with Performance Verification test procedures for the HVAC controls detailed with expected outcomes and sequences of operation in all modes and one point calibration check of all transmitters. (b) The CxA was present for all tests of Commissioned Systems. (c) Building operations were reviewed within 10 months after substantial completion with O&M staff and occupants.  A plan for resolution of outstanding commissioning-related issues was provided. Finally, the site visit was coordinated with the off season testing requirements of Paragraph 8 of ASHRAE Guideline 0 and 1.1.

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