Security Control Facility, WSA
Whiteman AFB, MO
5,000 Sq. Ft., LEED silver certified
Carlson was selected to provide design/build construction services for the new Security Control Facility for the WSA at Whiteman Air Force Base located in central Missouri. This is a very unique base as it is the only home of the B-2 (Stealth) Bombers around the globe. The facility provides a base of operations for the team that provides security for the nuclear, chemical and MOPS weapon systems utilized on the B-2.
The 5,000 sq. ft. poured in place concrete structure was designed to withstand the blast of a nuclear weapon as well as provide safety for those working within the building. Carlson and its blast specialist consultant, AECOM worked along with the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board to engineer the facility to meet the blast as well as the LEED Silver requirements of the project.
Many unique features to the building beyond the 30 inch thick concrete walls with #9 reinforcement bar placed at 6 inches on center both ways included the exterior man doors weighing in excess of 2,000 pounds and overhead doors weighing over 5,000 pounds. The entire structure is covered with a four foot layer of earth materials with only an exposed defensive manned fighting position with gun ports to be utilized in a security breach situation.
The facility is supported by a geothermal HVAC system providing an exceptionally energy efficient operational cost along with LED lighting. An expansive communication network was installed over the raised complete access flooring system. Extensive site work was required for the project including a sanitary sewer lift station, off site wet and dry utility extensions, road way construction and mass grading