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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Capital Improvements

Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft maintenance hangar

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest Capital Improvements - Southwestern United States

World-Class Support of NAVFAC’s Mission

In response to increasing demands on our armed forces, the President announced the Grow the Force initiative in 2007. Congress in 2008 authorized the Department of Defense (DOD) to implement a construction program to accommodate military growth and infrastructure improvements. That year, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest began the largest rebuilding program since World War II for Navy shore facilities, Marine Corps facilities, and other DOD facilities. One of the U.S. Navy’s 10 facilities engineering commands, NAVFAC Southwest handles facilities and environmental engineering in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. The command provides services such as planning, engineering, design, construction, environmental, and acquisition and disposal of facilities and real estate. It also performs public works services such as transportation, maintenance, utilities/energy delivery, facilities management, and base operations support. Projects under NAVFAC Southwest’s capital improvements include F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) facilities in Yuma, AZ; MV-22 Osprey facilities in San Diego, CA; and the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA.

The Marine Corps Grow the Force initiative will expand the Corps to 202,000 warriors from a baseline of 175,000, reducing stress on personnel and providing necessary forces for the global war on terrorism. To meet these increases, NAVFAC Southwest anticipated significantly increased design workload from 2008 through 2012 and construction workload from 2008 through 2014. NAVFAC Southwest hired Parsons to provide technical services in all phases of project delivery of this $7 billion military construction program. We are supporting NAVFAC Southwest in many ways, including:

  • Project scope, schedule, budget, status report, and briefing assistance
  • Design and submittal review
  • Design-build request for proposal (RFP) development
  • Overall program coordination
  • Scheduling and cost estimating
  • Program management
  • Design management
  • Quality assurance
  • Safety
  • Facility commissioning and testing
  • Facility assessments

In addition, we perform construction management and inspection services to Marine Corps and Navy installations throughout NAVFAC Southwest.

Meeting Customer Requirements

In response to meeting the President’s energy goals, the Secretary of the Navy announced that all new construction on military bases meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEEDTM silver rating or better. Parsons helped deliver the Navy’s first platinum projects and the Marine Corps’ first platinum and gold projects. As part of our ongoing assistance to meet NAVFAC Southwest’s needs, we also developed RFPs and oversaw the construction of new or renovated barracks that provide more than 41,000 beds for single Marines. In addition, we oversaw the expansion of the garrison footprint by 65% in Twentynine Palms, CA, adding utilities, roads, barracks, offices, and maintenance facilities to support 1,100 Marines. Parsons also developed RFPs and oversaw the construction of notable projects supporting Marine Corps Aviation such as the first F-35B hangar in Yuma, AZ, and two MV-22 hangars in San Diego, CA. Moreover, we are providing schedule and public works project management support to the new naval hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA, which is currently 30+ days ahead of schedule.

Intensive project management planning in coordination with concerted efforts by the Parsons talent management group supporting the project enabled us to mobilize 40 people within 10 days of the contract award in 2008. The award of a second task order with NAVFAC Southwest in mid-2009 challenged us to mobilize about 80 additional professionals with a diverse range of experience, augmenting the government workforce at 14 locations across California, Nevada, and Arizona. At those construction sites, we implement our proven processes and technology to support our customer’s workload and supplement their systems. Our committed team works closely with the military community to protect sensitive project information. And through our commitment to safety, we actively contribute to our customer’s safety culture, helping NAVFAC achieve outstanding results.

Joint Strike Force intermediate maintenance activity facility

Joint Strike Force intermediate maintenance activity facility

We helped identify and improve design review processes and mechanical systems commissioning, ultimately saving money and ensuring on-time delivery. We also developed video animations for our customer to highlight the growth of Marine Corps installations over the years, promoting public awareness and refining facility planning and other long-term planning needs. Parsons has consistently exceeded client expectations on this important project.

Parsons provides unsurpassed program, project, design, and construction management services to the U.S. Navy in support of our Sailors and Marines. As an industry leader, we are advancing our customer along its journey to world class—enhancing strategic and tactical readiness, improving quality of life, and revitalizing aging facilities and infrastructure using a sustainable and fiscally sound approach.