Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
Construction is complete for the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) replacement facility located at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Replacing the aging 1950s facility, the new command and control headquarters facility and radiochemistry lab will house approximately 1,000 personnel. At a March 11th ribbon cutting ceremony, 300 people were provided with the unique opportunity to tour the facility. The Air Force’s largest military construction authorized by Congress in 2011, the $158 million project supports AFTAC’s mission of providing global, round-the-clock monitoring of nuclear via a network of underground, underwater, and atmospheric sensors. This vast network ensures that countries around the world comply with various nuclear treaties. Upon detection of any disturbance, the applicable AFTAC laboratory analyzes the event and informs senior decision makers.
AFTAC’s project manager, Jeffrey Barrows, commented, “It’s going to be a lot more data processing and a lot more contribution to the national and international mission.”
Constructed to achieve a sustainability goal of LEED Silver certification, the project totals over 517,400 gross square feet and also includes a multi-level parking structure and a central utility plant.
Flad Architects along with ccrd Partners, the MEP engineer, provided full architectural and engineering services including building design, laboratory programming and planning through bridging documents. Flad and ccrd also remained in a supervisory role throughout the Design Build construction delivery process.
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Flad Architects designs environments that enhance human potential. As a strategic planning and design firm, Flad’s design solutions reflect an understanding of how people work and interact, helping organizations devoted to discovery, healing, and learning do what they do best. Their dedication to outstanding client service and technical excellence has resulted in long-term relationships and repeat assignments for diverse clients nationwide and internationally. http://www.Flad.com
ccrd is a creative MEP engineering firm with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of sectors: healthcare, science + technology, critical facilities, commissioning, corporate, aviation, and institutional. http://www.ccrd.com