Location: Marine Corps Reserve Center (MCRC), Lafayette, LA
Client: US Army Engineering and Support Center (USAESC), Huntsville, AL
The purpose of this project was to perform repair and renewal of the interior and exterior components, systems, and site for the MCRC at Lafayette, LA. This project was intended to improve the exterior and interior environment of the buildings and grounds, meet MCRC guidance on facility usage and areas required for that usage, provide for energy savings and conservation where practicable, provide Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) where required, provide American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance where practicable, meet life safety requirements, and satisfy federal, state, and local codes and regulations. Bhate also removed the existing roofing, soffit panels and insulation system and installed a new system with the proper seaming, flashing, gutters and downspouts, metal seam closures, thermal breaks, and insulation. Bhate provided installation of solar panels on new roofing system that maximize power generation and are aesthetic in appearance. The solar panels produce 65% of the annual energy requirements for the buildings.