Summer Consultants led the design of multiple upgrades to the HVAC, electrical, and life safety systems at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Liversedge Hall. The building is used for transient billeting and essentially functions as a hotel. The construction was completed in multiple phases in order to minimize the loss of rentable space.
The design for the HVAC system replaces the chillers, pumps, and heating water pumps. Separate air handling units were provided for the offices, computer laboratory, and conference center. A dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) provides ventilation air to the lodging rooms. The 210 lodging rooms are conditioned with four-pipe fan coil units, including a controls system which allows the front desk operations to place vacant rooms into unoccupied mode.
A building addition provides a passenger and freight elevator and a breezeway on the roof to connect building wings and improve occupant flow. Life safety upgrades were made to the stair towers to include fire doors, fire-rated ceilings, and handrails to meet current code.
The building’s electrical was replaced. The lighting was replaced, including LED fixtures for the parking lot and street. The design included a 65 kW photovoltaic panel system on the roof to serve the building and back-feed the grid within the confines of the base.
An automatic wet-pipe sprinkler system and incoming fire water service was added. The fire alarm system was replaced with a combination addressable fire alarm mass notification system.