Italiano Republic of Djibouti

COMSIXTHFLT COMM CENTER RECONFIGURATION PROJECT

COMSIXTHFLT COMM CENTER RECONFIGURATION PROJECT
 Under the reconfiguration of the subject facility, which supports CNE/CNA/C6F and Commander Task Force 69 (CTF-69), Michael-Bruno provided host-nation compliance design services as well as full management and construction, building a space to enhance the capability to act with speed and agility to support combat operations, emergent crises, and humanitarian assistance missions. The completed work improved the efficiency and provided state-of-the-art collaborative environment to support enhanced display, and decision tools.

Numerous critical C4I systems were relocated and/or reinstalled during this reconfiguration project at NSA Naples to insure continuity of operations. To facilitate this, a “Swing Space” was designated during construction in the Joint Task Force (JTF) spaces.

BUILDING 440


The Reconfiguration Project comprised of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) design and subsequent construction of the FCC Watch Floor, Shark, and C2 coalition server rooms, the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), the command briefing theater, and reconfiguration of the N2 SCIF.

The Reconfiguration Project supported design modularity, re-configurability, and ease of upgrading the FCC Watch Floor where possible. Within the scope of the CFRP, flexibility played a key role in the design of the FCC and associated working areas. C4I equipment and work related spaces were flexible to allow for reallocation of end-use spaces easily to meet the changing mission environment and growth. Additionally, the spaces accommodate the need to be able to quickly sanitize the FCC for interruptions by non-cleared visiting personnel. The work struck a balance between the required initial and the anticipated future resources.

Construction included replacement of warn raised flooring, reconfiguring overhead lighting and suspended ceiling systems, architectural finishes and wall systems to accommodate the level of security, adequate heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and electrical system reconfiguration to support the restoration. The spaces that were affected included the C2 Server room and Information Technology (IT) Admin, Shark room, Intelligence Watch Officer (IWO) Watch, and FCC Battle Watch Floor.

The Swing Space required minimal work; only that which was necessary to operate while the CFRP reconfiguration was accomplished. This did, however, affect the HVAC, electrical systems, and minor interior finish work.

All spaces, systems and site features of this renovation adhered to the requirements for physical security as outlined in physical security standards of MIL-HDBK 1013/1A. Security requirements for the entry of and access to Building 440 were applicable. Construction workers were non-cleared foreign nationals, with escorts, and all sensitive materials were removed from the space. Access by members of Michael-Bruno’s design and construction teams to areas in the building before and during the reconfiguration activities were coordinated with the CNE Command Security Manager (SCM) prior to entry.

Due to time considerations and the various challenges, such as requirement for escort services, the underground location of the worksite, and the coordination, ordering, and delivery of materials, Michael-Bruno worked closely with VT Milcom, the prime contractor, to expedite and coordinate the construction schedule in an effort to complete the required within 120 days.

The following codes and guidelines were adhered to for design and construction purposes:

BUILDING CODE

• IBC 2009 International Building Code

NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

• NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2009 Edition;
• NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2010 Edition;
• NFPA 221 Standard for Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls, 2009 Edition;
• NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2010 Edition.

MILITARY HANDBOOKS

• UFC 1-200-01 Design: General Building Requirements (July 2011)

UNIFIED FACILITY CRITERIA (UFC)

• UFC 1-300-09N Design Procedures, with Change 8 (Feb 2011)
• UFC 3-100-10 Architecture (July 2006)
• UFC 3-120-10 Interior Design, with Change 1 (July 2007)
• UFC 3-190-06 Protective Coatings and Paints (Jan 2004)
• UFC 3-600-01 Fire Protection Engineering for Facilities, with Change 1 (July
2009)
• UFC 4-010-01 Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for
Buildings, (Oct 2003) including Change 1 (Jan 07)
Technical Specifications for Construction and Management of Sensitive Compartmented

Information Facilities, Version 1.0 (May 2011)

• MIL-HDBK-1013/1A Design Guidelines for Physical Security of Facilities (Dec 93)
• Facility Planning Criteria for Navy and Marine Corps Shore Installations
Agency Specific Guidelines

ACCESSIBILITY

• Fed Std. 795 Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS);

ADAAG

• Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibilities Guidelines (ADAAG)

INDUSTRY STANDARDS AND CODES

• Floor Covering Installation Contactor’s Association (FCICA)
• Floor Covering Installation Board (FCIB)