This design-bid-build work included constructing a 35,170-sq.-ft., three-story addition adjacent to the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) headquarters building to provide additional space and consolidate essential headquarters personnel from outlying locations, as well as incidental related work. This project included selective demolition and interior renovations to portions of the 78,072-sq.-ft. existing facility to accommodate the new addition. The project relocated and upgraded the existing data center into the proposed addition, in turn converting the remaining area for administrative use. Phased construction was required to ensure the NEXCOM headquarters facility and data center remained online throughout the project.
The data center is the central hub for NEXCOM HQ Worldwide Operations 24x7, and continuity of operations was of utmost importance. All NEX Enterprise operations are reliant on the data center for computer operations, IT applications/systems, and electronic files necessary to conduct job functions. Loss of electrical power – or loss of two air conditioning units simultaneously – would interrupt access to the network, shared folders, intranet, internet, IT applications/systems, and VOIP phone systems worldwide. A full data center outage would also impact the NEXCOM mission essential functions, MyNavyExchange.com (ecommerce) website and Navy Lodge reservation systems.