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Dormitory 130 and 131 Renovations

Minot AFB, ND

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Construction Cost: $13.7 Million

Size: 36,800 SF

Mechanical Principal: Gene Schmidt

Electrical Principal: Todd Nicholson

Structural Principal: Stuart Smith

Services Provided: Communications / Audio Visual, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Structural

Schmidt Consulting Group, Inc. completed a design charrette, programming, concept designs, design analysis, and construction documents for the major renovation of two dormitories at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The goal of the project was to bring the buildings into compliance with Dorm 4 Airmen standards of the Air Force Unaccompanied Housing Guide 2006. SCG adapted the Dorm Airman 4 design standards to work within two existing facilities. Both buildings were constructed in the 1950s, with the last major renovations completed in the early 2000s. The two-story buildings are adjacent and very similar, with nearly identical renovation scopes.



The project included the complete gut and renovation of the interiors, as well as exterior improvements and civil/site design. A determination of the fire protection system requirements, a life cycle cost analysis, hazardous materials surveys (asbestos, lead paint, PCBs, mold, and heavy metals), structural and material roof assessment related to AT/FP compliance, and a geothermal field investigation were completed. The dormitory suites have two bedrooms, two baths, two closets, and a common area with a kitchen that includes space for a stackable washer/dryer.

The renovations included the following components:

• Replacement of windows and entrances to meet AT/FP requirements UFC 4-010-10

• Building envelope improvements

• Demolition of interior finishes and mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems

• Addition of a wet-pipe sprinkler system and Mass Notification system

• HVAC, sanitary and domestic piping, and domestic hot water system

• Electric service and communications infrastructure

• Upgraded interior finishes for both buildings, including flooring,wall, ceilings, window treatments, shower enclosures, and fixture

• New FF&E for Building 131; furniture in Building 130 was reused

• Fire and domestic water lines, sidewalk repairs, and a new stub to sanitary main

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