Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Washington awarded a $41,465,054 firm-fixed price contract to Consigli Construction Co., Inc., a large business based in Milford, Ma., to renovate historic MacDonough Hall at the United States Naval Academy (USNA).
The work to be performed consists of various repairs and upgrades, including replacement of the 157,000-gallon training pool, the HVAC system and controls, electrical systems, and the fire alarm and suppression system. To meet current facilities requirements, mercury impregnated floor coating will be removed and miscellaneous asbestos and lead based paint abatement work will be performed. Modifications and improvements will be made to the overall structure and interior architecture. The plumbing and drainage system will be modified and repaired. Repairs will also be made to exterior architecture and envelope.
While work is being performed on MacDonough Hall, the contractor is responsible for preparation of temporary operations spaces in multiple other facilities. Contractor will also relocate and set up equipment and supporting infrastructure for relocated operations, as well as disassemble and remove temporary facilities when work on MacDonough Hall is completed.
MacDonough Hall is a 128,000 square feet, 6-story (2 full and 4 partial), granite and steel structure on the Historic Registry. It was originally constructed in 1903 and last renovated in 1982. MacDonough Hall is the home of the Physical Education Department at the United States Naval Academy. The facility is used to prepare midshipmen physically to become professional Navy and Marine Corps Officers. The MacDonough Hall facility provides the platform for course instruction in swimming, personal defense, recreational sports and wellness; as well as the administration of Physical Readiness Testing.
“This project will provide a much-needed renovation of this historic facility that continues to directly support the Naval Academy mission of developing future naval officers morally, mentally, and physically,” noted the Public Works Officer, Capt. Tom McLemore.
The contract was awarded November 12, 2021. All work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and is expected to be completed by November 12, 2024.