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National Guard Bureau headquarters ready to battle earthquakes
Nauset Construction is beginning foundation work on phase two of the National Guard Bureau’s new Joint Force Headquarters at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. The four-story, 80,000-sf office building, designed by Kleinfelder, will connect to the existing 193,000-sf facility. The new joint headquarters is designed to sustain earthquakes. The foundation is made of reinforced concrete footings and floor slabs with steel-framed masonry walls, aluminum windows, and a metal-paneled roof system with integrated gutters. The HVAC system will include three 2,000 MBH gas-fired boilers, two 140-ton electric air-cooled chillers, and air handlers with multiple zones. Additional building features: auxiliary power, fire detection and suppression, security access, and surveillance and intrusion detection systems; raised computer access flooring; heated storage; and vehicle-ready work bays.