Progress in our Capital Improvement Program
November 25, 2013. Mallory Pier continues to make significant progress and will be ready when the T/V Kings Pointer returns in the spring. The Academy’s newest training vessel left Florida last weekend and arrived at the James River. This was the first of many training voyages before she arrives at her home port in Kings Point.
Other Recent Updates
October 25, 2013. Contractors took advantage of the Academy’s fall break and installed new stonework and tiles in Delano Hall. This week they began laying concrete in the new dishwashing station.
September 26, 2013. The demolition phase of the Cleveland Hall renovation is nearing completion. Rooms and public spaces have been gutted in preparation for the facelift and upgrades that will take place over the next few months. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by September 2014.
August 2, 2013 New industrial-sized kettles have just been installed in Delano Hall. Even during these hot August days, midshipmen are very happy to see that soup and pasta dishes are back on the menu.
July 19, 2013 Construction at Mallory Pier has been ongoing for several months. This week, contractors dropped reinforced steel cages onto the dock pilings increasing their tensile strength. Once the new pier is completed these rebar cages will tie into the concrete deck, making the new structure resistant to future storms.
July 8, 2013 Following a beautiful Fourth of July Weekend, contractors are back to work at Kings Point. Today, contractors are working on the new roadway and generator installation between Rogers and Cleveland Halls. Once the old generator is replaced and new diesel lines are connected, new walkways will be installed. This project should be completed by the end of the month.
June 27, 2013 Rogers Hall, the fifth of six barracks buildings to undergo renovations is near completion, leaving only Cleveland Hall. Midshipmen will return from summer break to find; new furniture layouts for two-person dormitory rooms using USMMA standard metal furniture, floor-mounted heat pump air conditioning and heating, wall partitions with reduced sound transmission, and impact-resistant gypsum board. New plumbing fixtures and accessories with new ceramic tiles and wall finishes will be installed in the community restrooms. A new fire protection system will be installed throughout the building to include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The new barracks will ensure a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for our midshipmen.
June 20, 2013 While the Regiment of Midshipmen are enjoying summer break, renovations to Delano Hall are gaining momentum. Crews are currently upgrading equipment, appliances and finishes. Electrical and plumbing upgrades have been included to support the modern facilities. Once completed, these renovations will increase energy efficiency, enhance safe food preparation, and promote the overall well-being of midshipmen and staff.
In the photo above, while piping systems are installed, Delano Hall resembles a ship's engine room.