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193rd Regional Support Group Troop Training Quarters

Modern training quarters for Pennsylvania Air National Guard troops are efficient, secure, and sustainable.
  • The Pennsylvania Air National Guard Troop Training Quarters are two-stories high-Gannett Fleming

    The two-story building features one-, two-, and four-person rooms.

  • There is room for a second Pennsylvania Air National Guard Troop Training Quarters-Gannett Fleming

    The site layout was planned to accommodate a second dormitory.

Client
U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for Pennsylvania
Location
Annville, Pennsylvania
Our Role
Architecture, Structural, Civil/Site, Geotechnical, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction Management.
Data
Size:
17,497 square feet
Construction Cost:
$4.99 million
Completed:
2011
Type:
New Construction
Outcomes
  • Comfortable and sustainable facility replaces World War II-era quarters
  • Modern design meets post-9/11 security and environmental standards
  • 42-room, 84-bed dormitory-style facility supports training functions.

The dormitory-style troop training quarters for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 193rd Regional Support Group is located at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center. It is one of many World War II-era facilities at the center that were not designed for post-9/11 security and environmental standards. The client turned to Gannett Fleming to modernize the 17,497-square-foot facility and adhere to a complex set of Pennsylvania building codes, military anti-terrorism and force protection standards, and LEED® building design goals. 

What We Did

Gannett Fleming provided architectural, structural, civil, geotechnical, environmental, mechanical, and electrical engineering design, along with bid- and construction-phase services. The firm took advantage of the facility’s surrounding grassy hillsides and meadows to incorporate security features that both enhance the facility’s aesthetics and reduce security risks. The green space surrounding the building is equal to its footprint, which satisfies LEED requirements and acts as a security buffer. Within the green space, a combination of earth mounds and retention basins establishes a stand-off distance between the parking lot and the building. Cars trying to enter the green space either get stuck on the mound or become lodged in the basin, protecting the occupants of the building. Picnic tables and benches overlook the basin, which also serves as a habitat for turtles, birds, and fish, enhancing the outdoor experience for this model of modern design, efficiency, and security.  

Key Features

  • Complies with Energy Policy Act of 2005
  • Meets anti-terrorism/force protection standards
  • Mounds and basins act as security buffers.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • LEED Gold Certified
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems and water source heat pumps allow individual room control, resulting in annual energy savings of 35 percent
  • Carpet manufactured by a carbon-neutral plant, zero volatile organic compound paint, and wood trim harvested from Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests reduce manufacturing impact on the earth
  • Low-flow shower heads and dual-flush toilets reduce water consumption by 30 percent
  • A 21.3 kilowatt roof-mounted photovoltaic array produces renewable energy to reduce peak energy demand.

Awards & Recognition

  • Government Project of the Year, 2014, U.S. Green Building Council of Central Pennsylvania, ForeverGreen Awards.

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