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BEQ Guam
“We got through all of the challenges and this project was completed ahead of schedule, on budget and without any lost time accidents.”
- CAPT Pater Lynch

Project Description

This design-build project included the construction of a $56 million, three  story, reinforced concrete frame Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ). The  Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection-compliant project included a Central Utility  Building, recreational facilities, new roads, parking lots, a detention basin,  a photovoltaic electrical system, solar water heating, and Guam’s first  geothermal system. The new building consists of 140 apartment units  (1+1E), which met the housing criteria specified in UFC 4-721-10 Bachelor  Quarters.

Naval Base Guam’s first LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environment  Design — Gold building. The team encountered a number of challenges,  including “a few pieces of ordnance that were discovered, a couple crane  challenges that we handled early on, even the discovery of a few armed  WWII Japanese remains that we unearthed during the construction process,” said CAPT Peter Lynch, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas which oversees facilities contracting, acquisition and maintenance for the Navy on Guam. “We got through all of that and this project was completed ahead of schedule, on budget and without any lost time accidents.” 


  • Delivered ahead of contractual schedule & under budget
  • Naval Base Guam’s first LEED Certified Building
  • Team achieved a goal of no major changes after 60% design
  • Collaborated on innovative ideas
  • Established strong relationships among the owner and project team
  • Earned 6+ Industry Awards including AGC Excellence in Construction

Project Notes

  • $56 million
  • Delivery Method: Design-Build
  • 24 Month Schedule
  • 140 apartment units
  • 99,460 SF
  • LEED Gold