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Recovery Act Will Repair Roof, HVAC at Camp Pendleton

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Story Number: NNS091023-21
Release Date: 10/23/2009 3:32:00 PM

By Mario T. Icari, Naval Facilities Enginnering Command Southwest Public Affairs Office

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $1.24 million Recovery Act funded contract to DRI Commercial Corp. of Irvine, Calif., Sept. 10 to repair the Camp Pendleton headquarters building.

"NAVFAC is proud to support the president's initiative with award of this contract, which will help jump start the economy while improving the working conditions for our Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton," said Viet Nguyen, NAVFAC Southwest project manager for the project. "The project delivery team put in a tremendous effort to award this project on time and within budget."

DRI Commercial Corp. will design and construct the repair of the headquarters building HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) and roof.

"DRI Commercial is proud to be part of this project and implement the broader goals of the Recovery Act," said John Patterson, DRI Commercial sales and marketing manager. "Our scope of work will provide a major energy efficiency upgrade to this building through the use of American manufactured construction materials.

"This project's upgrades include the installation of a white reflective Sarnafil PVC 'cool' roof system over insulation with a Sarnavap vapor barrier, the installation of thirty prismatic skylights from Sunoptics, which will increase the natural daylighting of the building and come with the industry's only 20-year warranty. The installation of new energy efficient air condition units which combined with the new roof system will reduce peak HVAC demand by at least 20 percent. Additionally, we are able to support the local economy through the purchasing of materials and the hiring of sub-contractors. The accelerated billing schedules set up under the Recovery Act allow us to be paid faster then normal, which gets money into the economy quickly."

For more news from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navfachq/.

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