North Texas-Based ICON Construction to Design & Build New VA Law Enforcement Training Center

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Construction on the new North Little Rock Veteran’s Affairs Office Admin Facility to Start in November

VA Law Enforcement Training Center

VA Law Enforcement Training Center

It’s a really exciting design-build project. In it, we’re striving for a functional design which aesthetically complements the surrounding buildings.

When it comes to something as important as law enforcement, the North Little Rock Veteran’s Affairs Office knew they were going to need a very dependable, veteran-owned company to provide their department with a new facility. Recently, the Arkansas VA Office awarded ICON Construction, a general contractor specializing in the design and build of modular, permanent modular and modular re-locatable buildings, the prestigious build of their new Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) and Academy Administration Facility.

The force’s current outdated building offers obnoxiously low ceiling heights, claustrophobically cramped quarters and impossibly narrow common spaces that are keeping officers from successfully performing their job duties. All of these issues will be a thing of the past once the new state-of-the-art building is in place. In fact, the new facility will be equipped with the latest in finger print reading secure doors, energy efficient LED lighting systems, level 4 tape, texture, and print finish interior walls, hi-end vinyl plank wood flooring, and 60 tons air conditioning to supply the entire building.

Construction of the permanent, two-story modular facility is set to begin at the end of February. The resulting 15,000 square foot space will be the only training facility for the VA Police force throughout the country.

Technical Supervisor, Jamie Womble said, “It’s a really exciting design-build project. In it, we’re striving for a functional design which aesthetically complements the surrounding buildings. The new building will be 100% compatible with the site’s historical surroundings, complete with state-of-the-art security intrusion systems. We look forward to a successful completion and are so honored to have been awarded such a prestigious project with our nation’s VA.”

After careful review of some major obstacles presented by the site’s historical base, the VA quickly realized a modular facility was the best way to easily pass the tight streets and large trees without disturbing the location’s carefully preserved history. In addition to these, the topography is such that the building will sit at the high point of the site location, requiring ICON to adapt the new LETC with retaining walls and relocated exiting utilities.

Once the modular building is in place, including all of the exterior brick, stone work, and stairways, it will blend seamlessly with the historical site’s surrounding buildings, and will have all of the modern convinces you would expect with a new building, including a modular elevator, all of which will meet each of the current codes for the local area.

About Icon Construction:

Icon Construction is proud to be the only small business, Veteran and Native American owned manufacturer of modular structures in the U.S. For the past 15 years, their experienced team has provided customers with outstanding service from beginning to end. Icon continuously strives to build the highest quality modular buildings in the industry & deliver products that are superior to its competitors. Since April 1, 1998, Icon Construction has been able to meet the space needs of many major markets including military, education, administration, health care, government, commercial and residential facilities. For more information please visit:http://icon-construction.com/

Media Contact: Joe Green jgreen(at)icon-construction(dot)com

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