United States Army Corps of Engineers Military Entrance Processing Station

C&S, in association with Northland Associates, was selected to design/build the new 24,000-square-foot military entrance processing station (MEPS) at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The project included all related site work, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing design, and commissioning for this LEED Silver-certifiable project in an aggressive 15-month schedule, from concept to completed construction.

This project included a 24,000-square-foot building comprising a combination of office and basic medical examination spaces. The area’s site development plan includes spatial and functional arrangements, boundaries, existing and proposed contours, drainage and water retention, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and parking areas with curbing. The utility plan includes sewer, water, gas, fire protection, site lighting, primary cable routing, transformers, cable television, and telephone routing. Also included in the project is the site landscape design.

A facility design concept was provided by USACE and C&S provided the architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and life safety design. The facility includes command and control, operations, testing, medical, counselor, and common use areas.

With an aggressive project schedule, the design was split into two phases. First phase was the site civil, foundations, and structural steel package. The second phase was the completed building package. A 3-dimensional CADD design was used to minimize cross trade interferences and to add submittal detailing required for large items, such as steel, piping, and ductwork.

This project received a Silver Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies, New York.