Three building Headquarters complex designed as public-sector commercial office space equivalent, the Brigade Headquarters buildings, contain three secure sections that require uninterrupted operation. The sophisticated equipment utilized and sensitive data generated in these sections requires a backup emergency power generator and redundant mechanical systems in order to remain fully operational in the event of a catastrophic failure. The construction coordination issues for redundant systems are extremely costly, and installation and control of the systems is complex. The requirements of the Director of Central Intelligence Directive 6-9, a separate specification and document for the construction of a Secure Compartmented Information Facility, proved to be a challenge. Facility accreditation required ongoing inspections to assure that construction was meeting specific requirements. The Cognizant Security Authority inspector authorized to assist in interpreting the document, inspect the SCIF and to direct action and correct any deficiencies was not always readily available. The Design/Build partners teamed with the Fort Sill security personnel and retained a consultant firm expert in USACE secure facilities. These actions enabled the general contractor to design and construct the project per the DCID 6-9 requirements. The project required an air-barrier system to reduce energy consumption and lower costs. The goal was to attain a system to reduce air leakage and lower gas and electricity consumption. A specialized firm was required by the USACE to perform necessary testing.
Features: Full ATFP compliance, blast secure weapons vault, NIPR & SIPR Net secure data rooms, executive command office appointments, reception and duty stations.
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