U.S. Corps of Engineers - Soldier Family Assistance Center

U.S. Corps of Engineers - Soldier Family Assistance Center

Fort Campbell, KY

Owner
U.S. Corps of Engineers
Design/Builder
Better Build Construction Services
Architect
Emerison Design LLC
Completion Date
January, 2010
Construction Cost
$5 million
Project Size
15,000 Square Feet
LEED Certification
LEED Registered

The Solider Family Assistance Center at Fort Campbell, Kentucky is part of the Warriors in Transition Program. The one-story, 15,000 square foot facility is clad in brick with metal stud backup. The standing seam metal roof is supported on cold-formed metal trusses. The center provides assistance in family counseling, financial counseling, education, and social services in an environment that offers child care and nourishment for the families of the service men and women. The facility was designed to standards established by the Corps of Engineers with special emphasis at the jambs of openings to meet anti-terrorism force protection criteria.

The Corps of Engineers (COE) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Design/Build contractors. We worked closely with the architect and contractor to quickly establish an appropriate and cost-effective structural system that met the criteria established by the COE. Our familiarity with Revit-BIM software, and related engineering analysis and design software, allowed us to develop preliminary sizes for steel beams, columns and foundations. We worked in conjunction with the Design/Builder to determine quantities of materials to assist in the cost-estimating. The experience of our engineers and modelers, combined with our established internal processes, resulted in an efficient pre-proposal collaboration with the rest of the Design/Build team and a successful project completion for the owner.