U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk
Fort Lee, VA
The Wheel and Tracked Vehicle Maintenance and Training School at Central Campus consists of five buildings with more than 774,000 square feet of administration and training facilities. The facilities provide Army personnel a state-of-the-art environment for maintenance training of Army vehicles.
The project was designed to utilize energy conservation measures that include an efficient thermal envelope, high-efficiency chillers, heat recovery, and direct-fired make-up units. The design is compliant with EPACT 2005, exceeding the expectations defined in the project proposal. Occupancy sensors were placed in the labs and classrooms, timer switches in the high bays, time clock switches on the corridors and public spaces, and photocell controls on the exterior lights. Heat recovery wheels were installed in the building's air-handling units so that waste heat can be recovered from the general exhaust systems and transferred to the ventilation air. The project was awarded LEED Silver certification.
The collaborative efforts of the design-build team resulted in completion of the project a full three months ahead of schedule.
Design Architect: HNTB
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction