Location: Lima, Peru

Client: US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

End User: US Navy. Naval Medical Research Unit Six (NAMRU-6)

Project Design: US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)


USACE Program

As part of the Multiple Award Task Order Contract’s (MATOC) for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in South America, Palgag Building Technologies LTD was awarded in the last quarter 2018 to execute the revitalization of NAMRU-6 Building 1.


About the project

The project consists of interior renovations / alterations and additions to an existing 2 story laboratory research facility building.

The scope of work includes demolition of portions of the existing building, interior demolition/renovation of interior spaces and alterations, upgrade and rework of building structure, existing electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems, the addition of a new two story office space, additional stairways and elevator, for a total of 25,118 Sq-ft of renovated building. The project includes upgrading the building to meet life safety codes (NFPA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Challenges: NAMRU-6 revitalization is a unique and challenging project for its specific requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Sensitive location – Secure compound (NMARU-6) within military facility (Naval Hospital).
  • Sensitive facility classification (biomedical research laboratory).
  • Seismic Renovation with Fiber Reinforced Polymer – Existing structure concrete tie-columns and tie-beams with in-fill unreinforced clay tile.
  • Anti-Terrorism Force Protection upgrade.
  • Phases Project – Construction execution assuring uninterrupted laboratory operations.
  • Initial Outfitting and Transition of all commodities, including laboratory equipment and administrative and IT commodities.
  • Logistic challenges – Outfitting and transition moves synchronization with construction activities from and to swing spaces.
  • Highly regulated building type with specific project requirements and specifications.


Project Phasing: This project bid evaluation and the contract awarded was based on the phasing plan proposed by PALGAG for the project stages, which reflects the client need for executing the works in a sequence that will allow for areas on the building 1 to remain operational while transitions and renovation works are being concurrently performed.

PALGAG is fully responsible to comply with all the project requirements and specifications. Among all project requirements PALGAG has accounted for all provisions related to the project specifications to include but not limited to:

  • Quality Control
  • Safety and Health requirements
  • Project Control and Management
  • Material specifications.


Despite been an already design and construction only project, this project requires for extensions of designs and shop drawings for:

  • Phasing plans
  • Building Structural reinforcement and new construction
  • Demolitions, shoring and erection plans
  • HVAC System
  • Electrical Works
  • Communications Systems
  • Electronic Safety and Security
  • Water supply and sewage system
  • Water softener system
  • Reverse osmosis system
  • Fire Detection and Protection Systems
  • BMS (Building Management System) Supply and Installation.
  • Access control system
  • Refrigerated and Frozen food storage equipment
  • Laboratory Casework
  • Seismic Protection


The project is planned to be completed on September 2021.