Faithful+Gould is providing cost estimating and other services at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNS) in Norfolk, Virginia. NNS is the primary east coast maintenance and repair site for all classes of Navy ships. As the nation's oldest shipyard, the aging infrastructure is deteriorating rapidly. To address this, the shipyard will shortly undergo a $250 million restoration. The project will begin by demolishing Piers 4 and 5 (built in the early 1900s) and rebuilding one new pier.
The new pier will be 1225ft long and will be designed to berth ships as large as aircraft carriers. Included in the deck infrastructure will be: A new restroom facility, heavy weather mooring, a portal crane track, rail track. Major dredging activities will be undertaken in preparation for new structures and systems. These will include a utility system, mechanical system, electrical system and communications system. Faithful+Gould provided: Cost management, schedule management and quality assurance. The new Pier 5 will accommodate all current and future classes of ships for the Navy.
The 2nd part of the project is the demolition and reconstruction of Berths 25 and 31, and of Building 225. The new berths will be low-level relieving platforms with mechanical and electrical tie-ins.