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Air Force Technical Application Center (Design-Build Phase I)

Air Force Technical Application Center (Design-Build Phase I)

Civic Buildings, National Award of Merit

Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
 
The Air Force Technical Application Center achieved the owner’s vision for a world class headquarters facility that exemplifies design excellence while meeting the incredibly high quality and security standards. The 276,000-square-foot, four-story headquarters facility includes office space, conference rooms, auditorium and 40,000-square-foot radiological laboratory that monitors nuclear compliance around the globe. The facility came with a strict security protocol and unique design and construction challenges, such as creating the first Radiological Lab in the world constructed with drywall and achieving containment requirements similar to a BSL-3 Laboratory at a fraction of the cost. Located between the ocean and the intercostal waterway, the facility had to be strong enough to handle Category 4 hurricane winds while meeting ATFP requirements.
 
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Design-Builder: Hensel Phelps
Architects: HOK and BRPH
Engineers: Crosby Group and Atkins Global
Specialty Contractors: Washington Laboratories, Ltd. and MC Dean