The 88,000-square-foot Air and Space Integration Facility houses the operational and administrative functions for the Schriever Air Force Base. This high-tech, high-security facility features seven Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility areas, several centralized server rooms, and backup power for all critical functions.
The open office space includes a raised computer floor — not only to accommodates future reconfigurations, but also provide under-floor air distribution and extensive routing of other utilities and services. To coordinate the anticipated congestion, PCL developed a detailed Building Information Model of the entire under-floor space, culminating in the early detection and resolution of over 800 spatial clashes. Extensive savings for the client ensued.
Upon final testing of the under-floor air-distribution system, air leakage within the plenum space was registered at 2.1%, well below the 20-25% industry standard. As a result, the HVAC system runs more efficiently, and the client’s long-term operating costs were reduced.
Outstanding Contractor CCASS Rating - US Army Corps of Engineers
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