WBCM provided structural and civil engineering services for the design/build of the Emergency Services Center at Fort Detrick. The two-story, 42,000 square-foot structure is comprised of two connected buildings and includes space for fire, emergency medical, police/law enforcement, and administrative services to aid facilities both on- and off-base.
The Administration Building is a steel-frame building with a brick veneer that is supported by a traditional spread foundation system and topped with a green roof that treats rainfall and reduces runoff. The Apparatus Bay is a pre-engineered metal frame building with metal siding supported by a foundation system that utilizes drilled piers (controlled modulus columns) and compaction grouting to maintain stability in an area of significant karst geology.
The Center was designed to meet Garrison requirements; federal, state, and local codes; the Unified Facilities Criteria for Fire Stations and Military Police; law enforcement telecommunication requirements; and AT/FP directives.
The Center has been certified LEED Gold by the USGBC.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
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