Building #85

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic, Repairs for Building #85 Electrical Substation, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT, $517K

KGS performed demolition and repairs of the Building #85 electrical substation at the New London Submarine Base, Groton, CT. The building was constructed in 1937 and had badly deteriorated due to water damage and age. The building serves as the electrical distribution center for the lower base.Prior to beginning work, a fenced-in lay down/work area was defined and set up. All work was performed within that area so there was no interference with other installation activities. Also, prior to work startup, any special security requirements or restrictions were discussed and KGS ensured operators and laborers were familiar with material handling and emergency procedures. Work included interior demolition and repairs to the first floor and mezzanine levels, de-energizing and rerouting mechanical and electrical components, interior construction of new walls, flooring, and stairwells, exterior demolition and repairs to the masonry walls, columns, and parapet walls in accordance with specifications and approved drawings. The relocation of the steam heat controls was performed by the Navy.The project also entailed cleaning, pointing, restoring brick masonry walls, and repairing cracks; filling the window space above the garage rollup door with brick masonry; installing larger rollup garage door for the South Storage Area; installing Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer (EPDM) roofing, flashing and sheet metal joint sealants, gutters and downspouts; removing and replacing concrete sidewall and corner caps; ensuring installation of floor support to mezzanine floor and area adjacent to steam room is in accordance with submittals and plans; and finally site restoration and demobilization.

All field personnel were trained in accordance with OSHA guidelines and received the appropriate first aid and emergency response training. Each day commenced with a safety talk for all on-site personnel. Over 6,282 hours were performed without time lost to injury.