Protective Design engineering for military housing units at three Virginia locations. Courtesy Charles Tracy / Area Southwestern Photography LLC.
Our 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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