Architectural Support Services
We have experience in a myriad of owner’s advocate services within the full life-cycle of a facility to include:
- Master Planning - Cost Estimating
- Facility Programming - Standards Development
- Space Utilization Analysis - Design Reviews
- Space Planning - LEED
- Feasibility Studies - ADA Analysis
- Requirements Gathering - IT/Comms Recommendations
- Construction Management - Project Controls
- Asset Management - Facility Automation
- Condition Assessments - Operations and Maintenance
- Initial Outfitting and Transition - Energy Resiliency
OMBi serves as owner’s advocate providing creative problem solving and solutions. Our management and technical approach encompasses strategic communications and with clear roles and accountability for each stakeholder. OMBi prides itself for delivering projects on time and under budget but as an owner’s advocate, we ensure all responsible parties are accountable.
INNOVATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
433rd Airlift Wing Space Utilization Analysis – Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX
OMBi personnel developed a space utilization analysis and space planning strategy for the 433rd Airlift Wing. We gathered space allocation and critical adjacency data for the entire portfolio of the 433rd Airlift Wing, which consisted of 11 facilities to include 2 historic hangars. With gap analysis comparing outdated utilization standards to industry best practices, an additional 65,000 useable square feet was realized for immediate use without major renovation and construction. A realignment of critical functions was also recommended to improve efficiency and readiness supporting the 433rd Airlift Wing’s mission.
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Strategic Master Planning
OMBi personnel developed a 5-year strategic master plan for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to improve efficiencies under management, facility operations, marine operations, research activities, and community outreach programs. This master plan was also strategically developed to help receive additional funding from Congress by illustrating funding and operational gaps in order to execute ONMS’s mission and vision for the country. The OMBi team visited all ONMS sites and gathered important operational data by moderating focus groups, meeting local leadership and technical team, meeting ONMS partnerships, interviewing local community stakeholders, and observing and touring all responsible territories. The end product was a strategic plan which documented operational budget shortfalls per ONMS site, recommendations on a way forward in order to sustain ONMS’s mission and vision, and a road map assisting the director of ONMS to receive additional Congressional funding.
Medical Education Training Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center Programming
Because of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) law of 2005, San Antonio was the beneficiary of the largest military medical training realignment in history of the Department of Defense. This law brought all military medical training from all services within the DoD which had a requirement for new facilities to include the Medical Education Training Center (METC), Navy Medical Education Training Center (NMETC), and the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). OMBi personnel developed the programming guide for all facilities to include individual room standards (size, furniture, equipment, and communications/IT), critical adjacencies, design guidelines, and recommended finishes for the design architectural team to follow.
BRAC 2005 Joint Basing Condition Assessments and Asset Management Recommendations
Joint Basing was a requirement under the BRAC 2005 law combining 26 bases into 12. Each joint base under this law had a different lead services in which caused different opinions how facilities should be managed, maintained, and funded. OMBi personnel surveyed each of the 26 installations conducting facility condition assessments, analyzing real property records, and analyzing each service’s asset management process by leveraging a non DoD method to be fair. OMBi personnel then developed a joint base recommendation to the Secretary of Defense for asset management and funding priorities based on the condition assessments at each joint base location. This solution is still being used today.