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Renovation Contract Awarded for Fitness Center at NAS Meridian

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Story Number: NNS090911-13
Release Date: 9/11/2009 3:19:00 PM

By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $6.8 million Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for the renovation of a fitness center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian Aug. 28 to F&T Joint Venture, a small business out of Prospect Heights, Ill.

"NAS Meridian is excited about this project; it will upgrade our Fitness Center to meet Navy standards and consolidate physical fitness activities in a central location, improving the quality of life for our service members and their families," said Capt. Charles Gibson, commanding officer, NAS Meridian.

The work to be performed at NAS Meridian involves the renovation of several existing systems within the Fitness Center, an addition to the center and construction of a pool facility.

Renovations to the Fitness Center involve replacement of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system in the fitness center and extension of the HVAC service to the existing basketball court area; renovation of the existing restroom, shower and locker areas and upgrade electrical and data circuits in the center and demolition/construction to meet Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) requirements. A complete fire protection system will be installed throughout the fitness center and the new addition.

Design-Build Construction of an addition to the existing Fitness Center will include an area for aerobics classes and two racquetball courts.

A new standalone pool facility will be designed and constructed to encompass a pool, decking, fencing, splash pad, locker rooms and bath facilities, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pool mechanical and chemical storage.

"The completed project will meet sustainable design criteria and provide improved energy efficiency," added Gibson. "The project includes a new four-lane track that will be a valuable asset for the Physical Readiness Test program."

The contract includes provisions for the resurfacing and striping of two tennis courts, and installation of a jogging track.

The expected completion date for all work on this contract is March 2011.

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