YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East awarded a $10.4 million design-build contract to Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. of Tokyo Sept. 22 for the revitalization of a family housing apartment complex on U.S. Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.
Work to be performed includes design and construction of whole house revitalization of 44 units in the existing Family Housing Midrise Building 906, located in the Monzen Housing Area.
"This project is the second midrise housing renovation at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni," said Resident Officer in Charge Of Construction (ROICC) Iwakuni's Lt. Pil Park, deputy ROICC. "It's the first major renovation effort for [Bldg. 906] after more than 20 years of usage and will, without a doubt, improve quality of life for Marines, Sailors and their families who will live there after the renovation."
Significant improvements to both functionality and safety for residents will include the installation of a private storage area in the hallway of each unit, an aluminum-framed bath tub/shower enclosure to keep water in the tub and off of the floor, the addition of a closed-circuit television system and a chain-link fence on the sixth-floor roof.
In addition, several improvements will prolong the life of the building itself. The existing aluminum windows will be replaced, increasing energy savings during the winter for heating and in the summer for air conditioning. The roof will be repaired and insulated, and the installation of new downspouts will preserve the environment around the building and prevent damage to its foundation.
The term of the contract is not to exceed 40 months, with an expected completion date of January 2013. This contract was competitively procured via the Asia Navy Electronic Commerce Online website with six proposals received.
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