Award: $17M Temporary Lodging Facility

We’re Building for the Airmen at Minot AFB

We’ve broken ground on construction of a new $16.9M Temporary Lodging Facility at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The new 46,900 square foot, temporary lodging facility includes 30 furnished two bedroom units, each just under 1,000 square feet, with living space, two bedrooms, kitchen, and in-unit laundry facilities. These units will be available to airmen and their families as they are transitioning into or out of Minot. Two units will be fully accessible and several units will be available for families with pets. This new facility will replace Minot’s current temporary lodging facility that is 58 years old and only offers 15 units.

The new facility will be a two-story structure with 15 units on each floor, each accessible from a double loaded corridor with elevator access to the second floor. The building’s foundation will be constructed with spread footings. The first floor will be a reinforced slab-on-grade and the second floor and roof structure will be concrete topping over precast concrete planks. The floor and roof structure bear on concrete masonry bearing walls. The exterior of the building will include prefinished composite metal panels, glass curtain walls, and brick veneer. The roof will be a low slope, rigid insulation, and a built-up roofing system.

The temporary lodging facility will be served by a ground source heat pump system for heating and cooling. The system will consist of a well field, extended range geothermal heat pumps, and an enthalpy wheel energy recovery ventilator. A direct digital control system will be used to provide continuous and automatic control of all HVAC equipment.

Additionally, the project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® green building program with a goal of achieving LEED® Silver certification upon completion.

The rendering of the facility is provided by Leo A Daly, the project’s Designer of Record.