Coast Guard Operations Center
Client: NAVFAC Southeast
Location: Isla Saona, Dominican Republic
Project to construct a new Coast Guard station operations center in the Dominican Republic. All work was performed in accordance with applicable regulations and guidelines, permits, licenses, and clearances consistent with work being performed for the U.S. government in a foreign country. Challenges on this project included OCONUS Spanish-speaking country, environmentally protected remote island with no existing utilities, location that required a barge landing craft to deliver all materials, more than 300 cubic yards of concrete mixed by hand and placed by hand, and all water produced on site via generator and reverse osmosis desalination plant. Site preparation included demolition, salvage, and earthwork. Other work included site improvements such as concrete sidewalks from existing pier to new building, water well system, 750-gallon water storage tank, and on-lot sanitary sewer collection system; new building structure designed for site-specific seismic and wind conditions, including Category 5 hurricane; plumbing fixtures, domestic water equipment, sanitary waste and rainwater system, and reverse osmosis desalination plant; and electrical system consisting of service entrance wiring and equipment, distribution and lighting panelboards, dry type transformers, conduits, feeder and branch circuits, lighting and branch wiring, communications, emergency generator and emergency lighting and power, grounding, lightning protection, and fire alarm.