The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), a Department of Defense combat support agency and member of the national intelligence community (IC), constructed a new $1.7 billion, 2.4 million sf campus at Fort Belvoir New Campus East (NCE). The complex consolidates approximately 8,000 staff from multiple sites and includes a main office building as well as other support facilities. Gilford supported the NCE development by serving as Construction Managers for the Remote Inspection Facility and West North Loop Road.
Remote Inspection Facility (RIF)
The 8,716 RIF serves as the central receiving point for all mail and deliveries to the Fort Belvoir New Campus East. The LEED Gold facility features truck inspection bays; mail handling and sorting areas; office space; and support areas to accommodate staff, security officers, and K-9 units.
The mailroom is equipped with emergency and decontamination showers and eyewash stations as well as toilets, locker rooms, and showers. There is an independent HVAC system due to the security risk of biological contaminates.
Heating and cooling are provided through a geothermal system. Building efficiency was improved through insulation, weather-stripping, and a liquid-applied vapor barrier, essentially making the building airtight. Building air quality is maintained through use of Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV), which provide fresh air and improved climate control while saving energy.
Site work included demolition, installation of site utilities (electric, water, sewer, and communications infrastructure), construction of roadways and sidewalks, and site lighting. Stormwater management in the Occoquan River watershed was a critical element.
West North Loop Road
The West North Loop Road connects the Fairfax County Parkway with the North Loop Road as well as the entrance to the campus Remote Inspection Facility. The controlled access 4,400 linear foot, four-lane divided roadway was constructed to VDOT standards and included a large (42’x26’) precast concrete arch bridge for stream and wildlife access.
Other elements include security devices (wedge barrier, pop-up bollards, and controlled access guard booth), traffic signaling, street lighting, underground electrical and communications duct-banks, and asphalt paving. The scope also included a landscaped buffer area and bike trail.