This $122M, 500,000 SF training complex consisted of a nine-building master plan training facility as a part of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. The complex included the Patriot Missile Training Complex (126,145 SF) and Stinger Missile Training Complex (84,566 SF), along with 264,000 SF of systems maintenance buildings and associated facilities. The site included parking lots, full-size running track, basketball courts, and interconnecting handicap accessible sidewalks, two classroom and training buildings, and 538,835 SF concrete pad training grounds.
The buildings included multiple training classrooms, simulators, office space, vehicle repair space, and laboratories. To provide visual interest and variation, the buildings were designed with a combination of flat roofs and standing seam metal roofs. The exterior wall finish consisted of a combination of stucco, masonry/brick, and glass. The design provided an exterior wall system comprised of masonry and stucco. The structural system was designed to maximize spans resulting in column free rooms and non-load bearing walls, which provides the users with maximum flexibility for future use.
The Civil scope included drainage facilities, gas lines, water distribution and collection, horizontal control, sanitary sewer, site grading, earthworks, parking, AT/FP design, running track, erosion control, and fire lanes. Pass-through drainage for multiple pipes and box culverts was incorporated.
The large training hard-stand provided a challenge with respect to the grading, balancing of the overall site, and site drainage. This required matching to existing grading and utility conditions on all four sides of the parcels. Site work included 3,000 SY of covered hardstand (vehicle covered parking and training area), and a 15-acre uncovered concrete parking and training hardstand, as well as 10,000 square yards of asphalt for government-owned vehicles.
This project was complicated by a two-month “fast track” schedule, which was met without interruption.
Key sustainable elements included the design of a roof system to minimize solar heat gain and the use of Low-E, energy efficient windows. The design also incorporated grass swales to provide on-site treatment of storm runoff to mitigate the amount of pollutants leaving the sites. The overall building was designed to achieve a 30% energy use reduction. This energy reduction was accomplished by increasing the building envelope insulation, incorporating high efficient equipment, and using a geothermal HVAC system.
AT/FP elements included building stand-off distances, vehicle barriers at key locations, blast-resistant exterior doors, visual screening; landscaping and controlled roof access. The design incorporated grass swales to provide on-site treatment of storm runoff to mitigate the amount of pollutants leaving the sites. Other sustainable elements included the design of a roof system to minimize solar heat gain and the use of Low-E, energy efficient windows.
Patriot and Stinger Missile Training Complexes, Ft Sill, OK
Services Project Type
Grading & Earthwork
Low Impact Design (LID)
Roadway, Parking, Driveways
Cost Estimation & Construction Services
Military & Federal
Schools & Training