BACHELOR ENLISTED QUARTERS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
San Clemente, CA
Stronghold Engineering, Inc collaborated with Ravatt, Albrecht & Associates, and the U.S. Department of the Navy on the $26.8 million design build of the Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) Project on San Clemente Island, California (Island). The Island is the southernmost of the eight California Channel islands. It lies 55 nautical miles (nm) south of Long Beach and 68 nm northwest of San Diego. The Island is approximately 21 nm long and is 4.5 nm across at its widest point. Since 1934, it has been owned and operated by various U.S. naval commands.
The logistics of a ground up 32,184 squares foot project, constructed of a concrete masonry unit (CMU) exterior shell, while preserving the fragile diversity and operation of such a critical mission facility is challenge enough. Add LEED Gold certification, installation of vertical access wind turbines, and the relocation of a 30,000-gallon wastewater treatment facility and the project becomes the epitome of excellence in construction. Stronghold began the project in early 2011 dedicated to delivering the project to the Navy and exceeding their expectations and goals for the facility.
32,184 Sq Ft
WHAT THEY SAY
“Stronghold Engineering has worked with us very well in the design phase to ensure a well designed product and a successful addition to San Clemente Island”