Michael Baker International Selected as Designer for Consolidation and Repairs of Michelson Laboratory Complex

SAN DIEGO, February 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Baker Internationala global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced the award of the P-1904 Michelson Lab Complex military construction project to the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC Southwest), as designer case manager, located at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California. NAVFAC Southwest has awarded the design and build services contract for P-1904 and the repair of wings 6 and 7 to design-build partner, RQ Construction LLC, with plans to begin construction in March 2022.

The Michelson Laboratory complex houses research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) assets for the Department of the Navy, which are integral to the development of weapons systems. The project includes the design and construction of three new buildings to provide a state-of-the-art chemical laboratory, environmental testing of fleet assets and development systems, and advanced prototype machining. The project was awarded at $218 million with the anticipation of completing in the fall of 2025.

“The Michelson Laboratory Complex project reflects by Michael Baker long history of providing official designer services to NAVFAC Southwest, with 25 years of experience providing exceptional multidisciplinary design support to NAVFAC worldwide,” said John Alberghini, PE, Senior Vice President and Federal Navy Officer at Michael Baker “Our team delivers projects to NAVFAC and the Navy with the flexibility and agility to accomplish their mission and we are committed to the success of this project.”

NAVFAC is the Naval Shore and Expeditionary Systems Command that plans, builds, and maintains sustainable facilities and provides environmental services, utilities, and other base operations services.

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