NELLIS AFB VISITING QUARTERS
This Design-Build project consisted of a new 4-story 198,000 sq. ft. guest quarters. 349-guest rooms, with a surge capacity for 698 guests and common areas including administrative offices. Significant Owner initiated changes included many upgrades and an expansion of the lobby and addition of a coffee bar. The building has reinforced concrete foundations, structural steel frame with reinforced masonry walls and standing seam metal roof.
The project was designed with consideration of the principles of sustainable design under the guidance of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building rating System (LEED). Materials were selected for long life and increased durability.
The energy management system utilizes a temperature control panel that allows each guest room to be controlled from the lobby. This allows for energy conservation when the rooms are unoccupied, ensuring motion sensors are not activated by cleaning and maintenance crews. In addition, the mechanical system has a night setback option that will allow the fan coil units in common areas to maintain a higher internal set point during unoccupied hours.
This project was required to meet all standards for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection as required by UFC4-010-01 DoD Minimum Anti-Terrorism Standards for Buildings. Drop-off access in front of the building off Fitzgerald Blvd. was provided with retractable barricade devices at teach entrance that can be locked into place above grade during threat conditions when vehicular access is prohibited.
This project received several awards including:
- Associated General Contracts Safe Site Award, July 2004
- Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Merit Award, 2006
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Certificate of Commendation, 2006 with accompanying letter; and,
- Nevada Best of 2005, Masonry Project, Southwest Contractor, December 2005