Air Force Technical Application Center Receives National Design-Build Award

Tuesday October 7, 2014

The Hensel Phelps led Design-Build received the Design-Build Institute of America, National Design-Build Award of Merit for the Air Force Technical Application Center at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.  The project achieved the owner’s vision for a world class headquarters facility that exemplifies design excellence while meeting the incredibly high quality and security standards. The 276,000-square-foot, four-story headquarters facility includes office space, conference rooms, auditorium and 40,000-square-foot radiological laboratory that monitors nuclear compliance around the globe. The facility came with a strict security protocol and unique design and construction challenges, such as creating the first Radiological Lab in the world constructed with drywall and achieving containment requirements similar to a BSL-3 Laboratory at a fraction of the cost. Located between the ocean and the intercostal waterway, the facility had to be strong enough to handle Category 4 hurricane winds while meeting ATFP requirements.

The project team was comprised of:

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Design-Builder: Hensel Phelps
Architects: HOK and BRPH
Engineers: Crosby Group and Atkins Global