Ground Control Approach Facility

Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, GA

Construction of a Ground Control Approach Facility (GCA) to support the new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Project was built to LEED Silver rating and incorporates DoD ATFP measures including blast proof windows, etc.

Project Description:

Windamir provided construction of a Ground Control Approach (GCA) Facility to support an upcoming Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at Dobbins ARB. This project was designed and built to meet LEED Silver Qualification and Documentation. The sustainable features included in the project included: standing seam metal roof with a high solar reflectance index for thermal protection; water saving toilets, faucets and showers; efficient lighting and HVAC system with DDC energy management controls; waste management including recycling of materials; energy efficient insulated doors and windows; use of environmentally preferable products (low-emitting and reduced toxicity) in accordance with LEED and Dobbins ARB Environ-mental Standards; and management of construction site and storage of on-site materials to ensure no negative impact on the indoor environmental quality of the building and site. This project also qualified for several Sustainable Site credits including Site Selection, Public Transportation Access, Parking Capacity, and Heat Island Effect.

Construction Cost: $1.4 Million

Self-performance: Windamir self-performed 51% of the construction work.

Project Highlights:
  • Site work included performing demolition of existing site location and providing site improvements, and installation of concrete footings and building slab
  • Installation of Pre-Engineered Metal Building and CMU block walls with brick veneer
  • Providing utilities including tying into and relocation of domestic water and sanitary sewer
  • Installation of a standing seam metal roof with a high solar reflectance index for thermal protection, and blast proof windows to meet DoD Antiterrorism Force Protection measures
  • Installation of building systems including fire sprinkler, plumbing, HVAC, DDC, electrical, fire alarm, data/communications, UPS and generator backup (including explosion proof fixtures and security system), energy efficient lighting, & lighting control panel for exterior lights
  • Finishes including raised floor, interior walls, acoustical ceiling - majority of materials used for interior finishes were regional materials

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