Building 40, Mail Receiving and Distribution

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME
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The project involved the demolition of Building 15 which served as the post office for the Portsmouth Shipyard and renovation of Building 40 into the Shipyards mail receiving and distribution area and the consolidation of the US Post Office and courier services. read more

Building 40, Mail Receiving and Distribution

Complete demolition documents for Building 15 were developed and included termination of the existing utilities and identification of any hazardous materials for abatement.

Building 40, as a contributing element to the National Register of Historic Places, required the renovation of the first floor area for new use.  The exterior of the building received a historical restoration which included the repair, re-pointing and cleaning of the existing masonry.  The existing slate shingle roof and gutter system were removed and replaced along with the repair and refurbishment of the existing wood windows.   An environmental study was conducted to test for any environmentally hazardous materials.

Interior renovations required the areas to be ADA accessible and provide for future facility adaptability and flexibility in layout.  New mechanical and electrical systems were provided along with a fire protection system. The fire alarm connects to the Shipyard’s campus-wide fire alarm reporting system.

While it was not mandatory that this project follow LEED criteria, as with all projects, Quad3’s design consideration was taken to be “green-focused”. The selection of sustainable and locally manufactured building products, energy efficient building systems and environmentally sensitive processes made a significant positive impact on the design and the occupants comfort.  Civil design included the necessary site work, grading, paving, drainage, utilities, erosion control, landscaping and lighting to construct the project.