Redstone Arsenal Von Braun Complex – Phase III

The Von Braun Complex – Phase III, an office building and conference facility supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) activities at Redstone Arsenal. The facility also contains multiple secure compartmented information facilities (SCIF), three Special Access Program Facility (SAPF) hotels, a Tier I data center, a 580 seat cafeteria and full service kitchen, a fitness center, and an 800 seat auditorium. The building is supported by a 4,170 ton chiller plant and 1,200 bhp hot water plant designed for N+1 redundancy. Sustainable features include demand control ventilation, energy recovery systems, high efficiency central equipment, and lighting controls.

Acoustics

Mechanical and electrical systems noise and vibration control, sound isolation design, and conformance testing for the complex.

Audio-Visual

Protection systems and audio reinforcement for an 800 seat auditorium in The Von Braun Complex.

Central Plant

A 4,170 ton chiller plant and 1,200 bhp hot water plant designed for N+1 redundancy supporting the complex. The chiller plant includes a dedicated air-cooled emergency chiller designed to provide cooling to mission-critical spaces during a normal power outage utilizing the primary distribution piping throughout the building. Both chiller and boiler plants connect to Phase I and Phase II buildings to provide emergency cooling and heating for the entire complex.

Communications

Communications systems including category 6 and 50 micron fiber horizontal distribution systems throughout the entire building, being fed from a raised access floor system. The backbone of the system is a completely redundant service via separate pathways to 39 communications rooms serving the building. Building service fiber optic connections are distributed from multiple locations, via new and existing ductbanks, providing redundant services and completing a campus wide network loop. Multiple server rooms of varying classifications are also located in the building.

Security

Intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance systems, intercom, pedestrian traffic and screening, vehicle crash rated barrier and traffic control systems, and a six person security console.

Project Data
LOCATION SIZE SERVICES LEED CLIENT
Huntsville, Alabama 836,000 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Communications, Security LEED Certified certification LS3P Associates Ltd.

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