Multi Unit Readiness Center
The 97,000 square foot Readiness Center consists of classroom spaces, offices, storage and other spaces to support the 204th and 244th divisions. Also included is a separate work bay, a fitness center and unheated storage building, a wash rack and a fuel depot.
To bid on the project, Broadmoor as well as other design build teams were given partial construction documents by the National Guard. Broadmoor took those partial documents and recommended “Value Added Enhancements” to the design. Some of these enhancements included upgrading the weather-vapor-air-thermal resistance performance of the building envelope which, in turn, improved constructability and project delivery time, exterior glazing improvements to enhance compliance with ATFP criteria and reduce heat gain, reanalyzed HVAC systems to simplify maintenance and reduce overall annual energy consumption along with many other suggestions. Because of this innovative and cost effective approach Broadmoor was selected.
Shortly thereafter Broadmoor was again honored by being awarded the design build contract for the Army Aviation Support Facility. This facility is 150,000 square feet containing two hangars for various air craft as well as administrative and allied shop areas. The contract also includes other buildings on site such as a second hangar for C-12s, a gatehouse, and a GSE building for storage of vehicles.
The project received a Green Building Spirit Gold rating. Priority was given to ATFP Protection and requirements and the structure was designed to withstand progressive collapse. It was Broadmoor’s innovation in recommending materials to boost Spirit points, simplified structural systems, improved thermal performance, etc. that impressed the National Guard. Also, having selected Broadmoor to design and build both projects allowed for better coordination of color palettes and materials between the two buildings thereby creating a more cohesive campus.