Renovate Building 262 & Construct Ceremonial Plaza

FLETC, Glynco, GA

Renovation of a 2-story, 120,000 SF classroom /training facility and construction of a 56,000 SF multi-purpose event venue for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Federal Law Enforcement Training Facility in Glynco, GA.

Project Description:

Windamir performed construction renovation of a two-story, 120,000 SF, classroom/training/admin building, and constructed a new 56,000 SF multi-purpose event venue equipped with integrated power and audio systems. Project was constructed to LEED Silver standards. As a secure DHS facility, personnel were required to meet a National Agency Check w/Written Inquiries (NACI) or Minimum Background Investigations (MBI).

Project included the complete replacement of the existing single pane storefront system with a more energy efficient insulated aluminum storefront system. Replaced HVAC and provided upgrades including air handling units (AHU), variable air volume (VAV) units, and ductwork. Provided integrated fire alarm, lighting, and fire suppression systems, with direct digital controls (DDC). Major modifications on this project included replacement the main electrical distribution panel (1600 amps), and modifying 6000 SF from classrooms to management offices. Project also included the construction of an exterior 56,000 SF (1.3 acre) Ceremonial Plaza to be used for special presentations and ceremonies such as graduations.

Construction Cost: $9 Million

Self-performance: Windamir self-performed 36% of the construction

Project Highlights:
  • Building 262 included new HVAC system and lighting systems throughout building; renovation of library, classrooms, and snack bar with kitchen; complete upgrade of fire alarm system; modifications to fire sprinkler system; utility work: removing building from established campus steam distribution loop; replacement of all ceilings throughout building; and new windows and entrance doors throughout. Interior renovations include new flooring, new interior wall configuration, FF&E, casework, etc.
  • Ceremonial Plaza is an open courtyard with a raised dais platform at the building end of the courtyard. Construction included installation of 58,000 SF of pervious concrete pavers; installation of cast stone steps and wall caps; installation of integrated power and audio systems; installing site lighting and walkways, and providing site landscaping and storm drainage. The Venue is capably of accomodating 800 people seated.

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