Dormitory Renovations

IMEG completed a design charrette, programming, concept designs, design analysis, and construction documents for the renovation of two dormitories at Minot Air Force Base. 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. Both buildings were constructed in the 1950s, with the last major renovations completed in the early 2000s. The two-story buildings are adjacent and similar, with nearly identical renovation scopes. 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:

  • Replacement of windows and entrances to meet AT/FP requirements UFC 4-010-10
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Hazardous materials surveys, including asbestos, lead paint, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mold, and heavy metals
  • 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
  • Complete SID package with upgraded interior finishes for both buildings, including flooring, wall, ceilings, window treatments, shower enclosures, and fixtures
  • Fire and domestic waterlines, sidewalk repairs, and a new stub to sanitary main
  • Fire truck access lane added adjacent to Building 131
  • Geothermal field investigation
  • Complies with UFC 1-200-02, High Performance and Sustainable Building (HPSB) requirements; the HPSB checklist was completed and third-party certification was required

Minot Air Force Base has five privatized utilities — water, sanitary sewer, gas, electric, and telephone. IMEG coordinated with these utilities to ensure a smooth transition for the new utility services. All underground utilities were verified.

Minot AFB, ND
36,800-sf total
Services Provided

Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Communications