Tobolski Watkins Striving to Make Naval Living Quarters Safer

first_img 0 on November 21, 2013 Email Share. Tobolski Watkins Striving to Make Naval Living Quarters Safer Structural engineering firm with a rapidly-growing Bend office has been selected to design structural improvements to improve the safety of Navy living quarters located at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.  The work is part of a $20 million task order to complete the design, construction and renovation of the Bachelor Quarters facilities – three 1939-era reinforced concrete framed buildings with unreinforced brick masonry façades targeted for upgrades, including improvements defined under the Department of Defense Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) program.The $20,195,000 firm-fixed-price task-order for the design-build project was awarded to a joint venture (JV) partnership between DPR Hardin Construction Company, LLC and Whitesell-Green Inc. by Naval Facilities Command Mid-Atlantic under a $750M multiple-award construction contract.  Tobolski Watkins was selected by the JV partners to perform structural evaluations on the existing facilities, design as-needed structural and seismic retrofits and design structural modifications for the renovation and expansion. Additionally, Tobolski Watkins will serve as the ATFP consultant for the design-build program. “Our team at Tobolski Watkins is thrilled to be an integral part of military projects such as the Norfolk BEQ project,” said Matthew Tobolski, PhD, SE, president of Tobolski Watkins Engineering, “Our armed forces sacrifice so much in support of our freedoms, and they deserve to have modern facilities that are safe from extreme events, both natural and manmade. We are continually reminded of the risk of domestic and foreign terrorism, as highlighted by recent events at our nation’s military facilities. Our team is proud to be able to provide enhanced stateside safety for the members of the US Navy who have dedicated their lives to protecting us and our great nation.“Tobolski Watkins is committed to developing more than just conventional structural solutions. We are unique in the marketplace because our talented staff focuses more broadly on the reduction of risk, and specializes in a number of distinctive areas such as Anti-Terrorism Force-Protection and seismic engineering.“A portion of the design work for the Norfolk project will be performed at Tobolski Watkins Bend office with support from staff located at the company’s corporate office in San Diego, California.  The work at the Virginia Naval base is expected to be completed in December 2014. Tobolski Watkins has offices in Bend and San Diego providing innovative structural and earthquake engineering and anti-terrorism force-protection consulting for a variety of industries and clients in the healthcare, transportation, industrial, local and federal government, military, commercial, institutional and nuclear markets. www.tobolskiwatkins.com 541-693-1133 [email protected] Pinterest By CBNcenter_img LinkedIn Google+ E-Headlines Twitter Tumblr Facebooklast_img

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