Bracks Construction was hired as part of the Integrated Product Team that led the source selection for this Design/Bid/Build project along with the NAVFAC counterparts. Bracks Construction continued the project after the award as the Co-Project Manager along with Dave Heller and the NAVFAC Construction Manager (Jose Morales) to assist the winning Contractor to execute the construction phase. Construction of the 35,682-square-foot building was finished (substantial completion) on Jan. 27, 2012 on time and on budget. Building 42 has a “green” roof, consisting of sedum plants well-suited for the Maryland climate zone, which cover about 55 percent of the 11,864-square- foot roof to keep sunlight from adding to the building’s interior heat load.
Solar panels installed on the roof will generate 23 kilowatts of electrical energy and also produce 75 percent of the anticipated daily hot water consumption. An innovative-design heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system will digitally monitor indoor air quality and reduce the natural-gas power consumed by the HVAC plant.
Recycled building materials comprise about 30 percent of construction materials, and low- cost, ergonomically-designed furniture add to the building’s innovation. Building 42 meets current anti-terrorism requirements established by Unified Facilities Criteria and DoD anti- terrorism building standards, and Carderock management was able to garner the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certificate, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.