Squadron Operations Building
Rhode Island Air National Guard
North Kingstown, RI
Architectural/Engineering and Construction Services

The renovation of Squadron Operations Building has involved a design of a second story addition and side wings, which allows for construction to proceed without disturbing the operational use of adjacent and contiguous facilities. Kinoo has come up with a unique design involving cantilevering of the upper story structure from the wings, thereby sharing the design loads between the new wings and the centrally located existing facility foundations. The existing foundations did not have the capacity to carry a two floor structure. Poor soil conditions called for a unique solution as extensive use of friction piles was cost prohibitive. A complex design which is responsive to seismic as well as high wind load factors. The result is a significant saving in cost as well as savings in real estate and a better functioning and integrated facility.

LSSE (Life Support and Survival Equipment Building)
Rhode Island Air National Guard
North Kingstown, RI

Architectural/Engineering and Construction Services

Life Support and Survival Equipment (LS/SE) facility is one of the first buildings Kinoo, Inc. has designed (A/E services) for the Rhode Island Air National Guard. The building is part of a cluster of key administrative buildings, physically located adjacent to the squadron operations(SQOP) building. The functions of LS/SE are currently housed in the SQOP building.

The design of LSSE is practical as well as aesthetically pleasing, and sets the architectural theme for the proposed buildings for the base over the coming years.

Security Forces Training Facility
Rhode Island Air National Guard
North Kingstown, RI

Architectural/Engineering and Construction Services

 

Rhode Island Army and Air National Guard (RIANG) North Kingstown, RI
Architectural/ Engineering (A/E) Design Services and Urban Planning

Kinoo, Inc., in year 2000, won a $10 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) prime contract to provide A/E services to RIANG. Kinoo is designing new facilities, as well as renovating existing ones. Kinoo has also done a new Master Plan Update and a 10 year construction phasing plan. In the first year Kinoo has provided A/E services on numerous small and large projects.

Essentially the downsizing of the active duty components of the military resulted in a need for long range planning programs to effectively identify the expansion capability of each ANG installation. The development and analysis of alternatives for each of the ANG installations across the nation results in an effective tool for the National Guard Bureau to assess future base needs for potential expanded or new missions.

The potential for growth in ANG units has been appreciably increased with the de-escalation of military military forces overseas and nationally. With the current move to re-posture defense forces, the future role of the Air National Guard, in general, and the Rhode Island ANG, in particular, is examined to assess the potential impacts of increases in mission and associated facility requirements.

The Master Plan Update accomplishes this objective through:

* Examination and analysis of the existing physical composition of the installation * Examination and analysis of the June 1995 Installation Master Plan. * Analysis of development constraints and opportunities of 1999 Site Survey Result * Delineation of space and facility needs to meet 1999 Site Survey and potential future mission requirements * Examining the development goal for eight aircraft.

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