This Design/Build project was the result of a close collaboration between end-user and contractor. The team had to develop the project within a Congressionally-mandated budget. Budget constraints helped define a highly efficient design which has the equipment "stacked" in 2-story shelving. Built into the shelving are electrical outlets which are sized and located specifically for each piece of equipment. The building is served by a 1200-amp electrical service and the equipment is constantly being charged and diagnosed. The temperature in the building is maintained at a constant level to ensure that medications are not ruined by erratic temperature fluctuations.
The delivery and commissioning of this facility was provided on a very fast-track schedule. The design and construction was accomplished in nine months from concept to completion. To speed site construction, it was decided to construct the building using a pre-engineered metal building design on a fairly conventional spread footing foundation. Mechanical and electrical systems were designed and constructed by the subcontractors, with very close coordination with the other finish trades employed.
The building included two flexible classrooms which are equipped with the latest closed circuit satellite linked television system.
The building also includes a comprehensive maintenance facility that allows upkeep of medical equipment on an on-going basis and is also equipped with a full-service kitchen and food service facility.
10th Combat Support Hospital Training Facility > Fort Carson, CO
This new construction project was for a 45,000 sf facility for the Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fort Carson, CO. The building is constructed of block, brick, and structural steel. Half the building is an armory that included a concrete vault. The other half of the building is 2-stories and includes conference rooms, offices, library, administrative spaces, classrooms, restrooms, fire sprinkler suppression system, and a mechanical room.
U.S. Army Reserve Center Training Facility > Fort Carson, CO
Construction of two remote one-acre range complexes each consisting of a nine-room shoothouse. The LFSH provides a facility to train and evaluate a unit during a live fire exercise. The shoothouse is the range and consists of nine separate rooms including two corridors with twenty target/camera outlets, and thirteen precision human urban targets. Construction is ballistic steel walls covered in bullet trapping rubber blocks. All targets are fully automated. The event specific target scenario is computer driven and scored from the AAR. The range operating system is fully capable of providing immediate performance feedback to the participants in the AAR building. All targetry is life-like precision targets with reconfigurable plug and play capability.Door, window, and wall breaching structures are used to train soldiers on the technical aspects of breaching and allow the use of mechanical, thermal, ballistic, and explosive breaching techniques. The After Action Review (AAR) Building was divided into separate rooms to allow simultaneous after action reviews, separate master control room, and storage/maintenance area. Full audio-visual recording and replay capability.Primary Facilities are located within the perimeter of the range complex and include Operations/ Storage Building, roads, site improvements and power and data transfer cabling. The standard five training stations were provided. Services included aerial surveying and ground surveying, geotechnical support, and UXO support for the field investigations.