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West Point Military Academy

West Point, NY
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Client

United States Government

Project Team

VP Samy, P.E.
Alex Mathew


Services

  • Condition Assessment
  • Structural Design – New Construction
  • Structural Design – Restoration
  • Functional Design

West Point Military Academy required a comprehensive structural assessment and exterior envelope renovation of the following buildings: Building 639, Water Treatment Plant, Scott Barracks, Eisenhower Barracks, The Fire House, and the Library Building. O&S Associates performed inspections and structural evaluation of the building’s exterior façade, roofs, and developed a repair program. O&S prepared repair drawings and technical specifications and made periodic observations of construction as part of construction management services.

The restoration of the buildings’ repairs was comprised of replacing the existing roofing with new cold-applied, built-up roofing, renovation of all exterior brick and stone façade elements, reconstruction of cracked and bulged brick masonry parapet wall, replacement of cracked and spalled brick masonry, removal and reinstallation of coping stones with new cap flashing, tuck pointing of brick and stone masonry, and installation of new windows, window sealants, and application of new surface sealer for the entire façade. Total cost of restoration was $14.2 million. O&S was selected to study the exterior envelope of several buildings at the West Point Military Academy and develop a repair program for a multi-year renovation project. The renovation project started in 2006 and completed in 2009.

The existing roofing system at each building was deteriorated and leaking in multiple areas. All six buildings required a new roofing system. The total size of the roofs was approximately 800,000 square feet. The existing brick façade of building 639 needed extensive reconstruction. The water treatment plant, Eisenhower barracks, Scott barracks, and library building had ornate stone facade, cornices, and copings stones that needed careful design and construction.

Firehouse Building: The firehouse consists of a single-story, four-vehicle garage; a two-story center portion; and a single-story portion located to the left of the two-story portion. The garage portion and the single-story portion has a flat roof, and the two-story portion has a hip roof with roofing tiles (asbestos tiles). O&S provided the following repair program:

Building 639: Building 639 is an L-shaped building with five roof setbacks. The original building was built in 1937. O&S provided the following repair program:

Wastewater Treatment Plant: The original water filtration facility was constructed in 1931. Several building additions have been made over the years in 1936, 1944, and 1945. O&S provided the following repair program:

Scott Barracks: The Scott Barracks consists of a main roof, approximately 166’ long by 46’ wide with three small high roofs. The rear parapet wall is 4’ high and the front and all other parapet walls are 7’ high. All walls are built with exterior stone facing and interior brick facing and with precast coping stones. O&S provided the following repair program:

Project Data:

O&S Associates was responsible for A/E Design, Construction Management, and Construction Administration on this 5-year Design/Build IDIQ at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The five-year contract included work at restoration work at multiple buildings around the campus. Most buildings were historic structures. The campus repairs included roof restoration, roof replacement, exterior wall restoration, asbestos abatement, waterproofing, and other related services. O&S also provided Construction Inspection services for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Library, the Firehouse, several barracks, and some educational buildings. Each set of buildings had different issues related to water infiltration. As part of the Design/Build team, O&S was responsible for ensuring the cost, quality, and schedule for the project.

Special Features:

O&S provided construction inspection services for multiple historic buildings at West Point Military Academy. Building 639 is an “L” shaped building with five roof setbacks. The original building was built in 1937. O&S provided a comprehensive repair program that included the introduction of two new vertical expansion joints on the North and South Building Elevations. The original water filtration facility was constructed in 1931. Several building additions have been made over the years in 1936, 1944, and 1945. O&S provided a complete replacement of the entire roofing system. O&S also provided services for other buildings at the West Point Military Academy Campus including the Library, Holleder Hall, Old Chapel Building, and the Eisenhower Barracks.

Owner:

United States Military Academy at West Point
Year Completed: 2010
Construction Cost: $14.2 million

Owner/Client:

Bill Wands, Project Manager
william.wands@usma.edu
(845) 938-6783

Denise Conklin, Contracting Officer
denise.conklin@usma.army.mil
(845) 938-5102