Military Facilities

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Below are a few examples of military facilities we have provided engineering design services for.

Note: The experience provided on this page is current as of Friday, October 20, 2017.
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Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations
Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations
Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations Arizona Air National Guard Building 35 Renovations
  • Owner: Arizona Air National Guard
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Area: 20,000 SF

Designed the HVAC, plumbing and fire protection system for a pump house addition to an existing aircraft hanger used as a corrosion control maintenance facility for F16 aircraft. Also designed a complete wet-pipe fire sprinkler system throughout the existing hanger with a manual and automatically controlled Hi-X foam system within the existing hanger bays. System design incorporated design of a new pump house addition with redundant fire pumps, controllers and related equipment and site underground fire line extension.

Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System
Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System
Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System Davis Monthan AFB Building 1440 Hi-X System
  • Owner: United States Air Force
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Project Area: 41,000 SF

Designed a complete wet-pipe fire sprinkler system with a manually controlled Hi-X foam system for an existing 41,000 SF aircraft maintenance hanger. Design included underground piping to supply two new electrically driven fire pumps, including a pump house erected adjacent to the existing hanger. Hydraulic calculations balanced the demands of the overhead fire sprinkler system with the Hi-X foam system at their points of connection.

Fort Irwin In/Out Processing Center Renovations
Fort Irwin In/Out Processing Center Renovations
  • Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Location: Fort Irwin, CA
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Project Area: 28,000 SF

Major interior renovations to the first story of six 2-story buildings and one 1-story building to accommodate in & out processing offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and other support spaces. Design intended to provide LEED v3 silver compliant systems to allow LEED certification at time of future renovation of upper floors and central plant . Complete replacement of all plumbing and HVAC systems. The 2nd floor of the 2-story buildings were left as-is and reconnected to the new plumbing and HVAC systems. Design included analysis of central plant piping distribution to the campus and various HVAC options to assist the design-build contractor.

Logistics Readiness Squadron Deployment Building Renovations
Logistics Readiness Squadron Deployment Building Renovations
  • Owner: United States Air Force
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Project Area: 22,000 SF

Major interior renovations to existing single story deployment processing center. Mechanical included a complete replacement of HVAC systems (4-pipe), replacement of all plumbing and fire protection systems. New design incorporated high efficiency equipment, low water consumption plumbing fixtures, and DDC controls compatible with the base-wide system.

Naval Operational Support Center Renovations
Naval Operational Support Center Renovations
Naval Operational Support Center Renovations
  • Owner: United States Navy
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Project Area: 15,800 SF

Existing two-story office building with shop / maintenance areas, locker facilities and weight training room. Interior renovations and upgrades to HVAC and plumbing systems. Addition of automatic wet pipe sprinkler systems to approximately 3/4ths of the existing building. HVAC scope included conversion of evap-cooled locker & weight training areas to air-conditioning. Substantial plumbing upgrades were required to comply with ADA.

Peterson AFB Hartinger Building Renovations
Peterson AFB Hartinger Building Renovations
  • Owner: United States Air Force
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • Project Area: 5,500 SF

Interior renovations to existing Secret classified building. Project included modifications to HVAC in SCIF areas.

More Examples

DMAFB Building 1750 Renovations

Interior renovations to existing partial 2-story administration, service, storage, fabrication, and aircraft hangar (12,000 square feet). Project included replacement of entire HVAC system with new high efficiency systems, replacement of domestic water heating systems, replacement of controls, and replacement of fire sprinkler systems.

Ft. Irwin HQ Building 237 Renovations

Major interior renovations to existing single story building housing base command offices, conference rooms and training rooms. Project designed to achieve LEED v3 silver minimum. Complete replacement of all plumbing, fire protection and HVAC systems. Two HVAC systems were designed in an effort to optimize budget and construction time allowances.

DMAFB Building 5256

PROJECT # FBNV 980049, REPAIR DELUGE SPRINKLER SYSTEM, BUILDING 5256, DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, TUCSON, AZ: Designed a complete wet-pipe fire sprinkler system design with a manually controlled Hi-X foam system for an existing fuel maintenance aircraft hanger. Design included underground piping from an existing dual fire pump system in an adjacent building to supply the new systems installed in the existing hanger. Prepared complete hydraulic calculations to balance the demands of the overhead fire sprinkler system with the Hi-X foam system at their points of connection.

DMAFB Repair Enlisted Dorm #3509

Complete renovation of existing three story dorm building. Included re-configuration of rooms, new plumbing and HVAC systems.

AANG Building 8 Renovations

Designed the HVAC and plumbing system for an existing aircraft hanger used as a training location for munitions loading & unloading onto F16 aircraft. Also designed a complete wet-pipe fire sprinkler system with a manual and automatically controlled Hi-X foam system for the same existing aircraft hanger. System design incorporated design of a new pump house addition with redundant fire pumps, controllers and related equipment with extension of a new underground fire line to supply the fire pumps.

Raytheon US Air Force Plant 44

Hydraulic analysis of existing fire sprinkler systems installed in the original Air Force Plant Site #44. Study was to determine feasibility for a possible changeover from existing pumped on-site water supplies to the available City of Tucson municipal water supply. 30 buildings with automatic fire sprinkler systems were evaluated in this study.

Walker Hall Classroom Renovations

Renovations to existing classroom building. Design included supplemental cooling to compensate for the additional heat due to the change in use from standard classrooms to computer based classrooms. Chilled water fan coil units were added to each classroom. Design included extension of chilled water from site loop, renovation of existing multi-zone unit, and controls.

Fort Huachuca Kelly Operations Building

Survey of existing building and design of HVAC and control system modifications to improve system function and to suit proposed interior renovations.

DMAFB Haeffner Gym Building 2505 Renovations

Upgrades to existing locker facilities including new HVAC, controls, and plumbing systems. Areas included locker facilities, shower areas, toilet areas, lobby, and support spaces.

Raytheon ATA Building 848

Two story administration / engineering building. Provided complete fire sprinkler system design including fire service underground and hydraulic calculations.

VA Tucson Building 50 Renovations

23,500 square foot tenant improvement to existing, two story administration, out patient medical facility. Prepared complete fire sprinkler system design modification including hydraulic calculations for renovation to existing wet-pipe23,500 square foot tenant improvement to existing, two story administration, out patient medical facility. Prepared complete fire sprinkler system design modification including hydraulic calculations for renovation to existing wet-pipe fire sprinkler system.

Bliss Army Health Care Center

Prepared a Feasibility Study for the purpose of evaluating fire pump requirements to meet current COE design criteria for existing multistory hospital.

Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory

Renovations and 2,400 square foot addition to existing building.

AANG Construct Vehicle Washrack

New stand-alone vehicle service and washing facility. HVAC included evaporative cooling with textile air distribution, infrared tube heaters, exhaust systems, and air conditioning for the office area. Plumbing included sand/oil interceptor, domestic plumbing, and compressed air systems. Design included analysis of sustainable technologies such as transpired solar walls with life cycle cost estimates. Performance fire protection design for Architect - full design performed for contractor.

Mesa Air Force Research Lab

Site verification of ten existing buildings on high-tech, high security site. Document existing HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems and observed deficiencies. Report also included commentary about potential re-use options.

AANG Hangar Building 8 Addition

Add 1000 SF to existing 3000 SF hangar. HVAC included addition of HVAC to entire hangar. Systems included evaporative cooling and infrared gas-fired heaters. Plumbing included gas piping extension from existing meter (with partial underground sleeved run) and domestic water.

Soldier Community Building Clothes Dryers

Report and recommendations for venting and make-up air corrections to 30 unit gas-fired clothes dryer installation. Project corrected a fairly new installation designed by another engineering firm.

AANG Medical Training Facility

Prepared complete design of wet-pipe fire sprinkler system including hydraulic calculations for a new single story 12,060 SF building.

Luke AFB Fuel Cell Building 984

Construction submittal review services.

AANG Simulator Building

Prepared complete design of wet-pipe fire sprinkler system including hydraulic calculations for a new single story building.

AANG Building 34

Prepared complete design of wet-pipe fire sprinkler system including hydraulic calculations for a new 7,500 square foot addition to an existing single story building.

Luke AFB Egress Shop Building 955

Submittal review services.

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  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • Healthcare

    The KWA team has designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for more than 40 healthcare and medical facilities in Arizona and New Mexico... (read more)

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

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  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)