This project consisted of designing and building four four-bedroom Junior Noncommissioned Officer (JNCO) housing units on approximately one-half acre of land and one four-bedroom Garrison Commander’s (GC) residence on approximately six-tenths of an acre of land at Fort Hunter Liggett, California. This housing project is required to meet LEED-Silver and Energy Star requirements.
The design phase of this project lasted from contract award until March 2011 when construction began. The design encountered several issues which caused the project duration to be extended from the original scheduled completion date. One of the issues encountered was a change in Post personnel involved in the project and the new personnel wanting to relocate the proposed homes after the design was 50 to 100 percent complete. We submitted change order pricing to the government indicating how much the location change would affect the price of the project. Eventually after much discussion of the cost and benefits, all parties agreed to leave the houses where they were originally sited. Another issue involved a conflict in the fire prevention requirements for the homes. Once again, after much discussion the Post fire engineer agreed with our fire engineer and the Corps of Engineer’s fire engineer that the plans could be approved as drawn. These delays in the final design approval extended the project duration out by several months. Once construction began however, the project went smoothly with few obstacles to completion.