Project Description

Armed Forces Reserve Center – Concord

Completed: March 2013

Location: 410 Norman Ave, Concord, CA 94520

Developer: US Army Corps of Engineers

Architect: Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.

General Contractors: Overaa Construction Walbridge

Building Details

Project sf: 141,500

Total Project Cost: $28.8 Million

Delivery Method: Design-Build

Project Delivery Tool: 3D BIM

Certification: LEED Gold

Diablo Plumbing worked with Walbridge’s joint ventured with Overaa Construction to design-build the $22.8 million Army Reserve Center (ARC) in Concord, Calif. The project includes construction of a 68,000-square-foot training and storage facility, 9,500-square-foot organizational maintenance shop, 4,000-square-foot unheated storage building, parking lots and supporting utility installation.

The new ARC was designed and constructed to meet LEED® Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

The new Concord ARC features an 87,000-square-foot photovoltaic field, which generates about 465 kilowatts of electricity that’s directly tied into the new training and storage building’s electrical system. During the day when it’s generating power, the PV field offsets power being used at the building. Energy generated during the day that’s unused is pushed into the power grid, which generates energy points with the local electricity provider and lowers the USACE’s energy bills. The massive PV field is made up of 2,300 panels.

In addition, we installed a state-of-the-art rainwater storage system that’s used for the ARC’s vehicle washing. The system has a capacity of 120,000 gallons.  This joint venture broke ground at the site in October 2011 and wrapped up in March 2013. In more than 147,000 hours logged at the site, the team recorded zero lost-time incidents.