The BEQ Building 26 upgrade was a fast-track, design-build renovation and seismic
upgrade of a six-story concrete building over three stories of concrete
basement using new, high-tech composite materials and procedures. Work
proceeded around occupied areas which remained operational for the
Navy's flagship medical center. A three dimensional analysis was used to
develop an alternate solution for savings of both time and money in the
This project was nominated for the 2003 Charles Pankow Award for
Innovation. Innovative use of fiber reinforced epoxy composite materials and
tieback construction resulted in a 50% reduction of occupant downtime
and a cost savings of over $500,000 relative to typical construction
The project also received the "National
Design-Build Rehabilitation / Renovation / Restoration, Design-Build
Excellence Award, 2003"
Architect: MFDB Architects
Sundt Construction, Inc.
San Diego, California