San Diego, CA, March 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- At a dedication ceremony today, Naval Base Coronado and Balfour Beatty Construction celebrated the completion of two child development centers – one new facility on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and another expansion facility at Naval Air Station North Island. The two facilities together have the capacity to serve 286 children and will provide childcare for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Balfour Beatty Construction provided Design-Build services for the $11.9 million combined project value.
Designed to serve 112 children, the Child Development Center (CDC) at the Naval Amphibious Base is a single story, 12,351-SF building containing nine child activity rooms and support administrative space. The CDC contains outdoor play and activity areas, staff and visitor parking, service access and trash enclosure, and surrounding landscaping. Construction began in March 2010 and was completed in October 2011. The Navy added, under contract modification, energy enhancements to the facility including photo voltaic panels, solar hot water capacity, enhanced commissioning and advanced metering.
The CDC at Naval Air Station North Island is a single story, 16,913- SF building addition to the existing First Five facility occupied at Naval Air Station North Island. The building addition is designed to serve 174 children and connects directly to the First Five facility, via the kitchen and corridor, providing 12 child activity rooms, outdoor play and activity areas for each age group and auxiliary support administrative facilities. Construction began in June 2010 and was completed in January 2012.
“Each CDC incorporates many sustainable building and design strategies that are designed to minimize energy consumption, conserve resources, minimize adverse effects to the environment and improve the productivity, health and comfort of the children and staff working there,” said Eric Stenman, Regional CEO for Balfour Beatty Construction.”
Both CDCs were designed by Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects of San Diego and were constructed to meet the sustainability standards of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver certification. Balfour Beatty Construction staff working on the project included Senior Vice Presidents Dave Roach and Sumeet Gadi; Project Manager Shannon Brown; Project Superintendents Ken Bingham and Mike Mizejewski; and Quality Control Managers Dean Bisone and Ryan Giddings.