Protective Design engineering for military housing units at three Virginia locations. Courtesy Charles Tracy / Area Southwestern Photography LLC.
Our Weidlinger Protective Design practice provided protective design engineering for military housing units at three Virginia locations. The project involved the design and construction of 1,190 two-bedroom units and the renovation of 39 one-bedroom units at Camp Elmore, Camp Allen and Newport News. The project also comprises townhomes, apartment buildings, community clubhouses and amenities, and a parking structure.
Designed to Stringent Standards
The structures were required to meet the Department of Defense’s minimum antiterrorism standards for buildings and progressive collapse standards. Our protective design professionals engineered a design that achieves the required standoffs to surrounding roadways and incorporates blast-resistant façades and redundant structural systems.
This project was part of a U.S. Navy pilot program that used a public / private venture (PPV) created to design, construct and operate military unaccompanied housing.
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