Design-Build Team Earns LEED Gold on First Project at Ft. Carson

Earlier this month, the McTech–VOA design-build team turned over the new EN Battalion Headquarters – South for occupancy. The new headquarters is the first project completed by the team at Ft. Carson and it earned LEED Gold certification. The two-story 17,755-square-foot new battalion headquarters is the home of the 52nd Engineer Battalion at Ft. Carson. […]

Creative Financing Solutions Needed for Infrastructure Projects

A $2.3 trillion funding gap will plague the transportation market during the next 20 years. The magnitude of this gap, as reported by the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, is so large that a single solution is not practical or realistic. Since innovative thinking will be required to bridge the gap, I was happy […]

Protecting Data from the Outside In

The demand for data centers is exploding, according to Building Design + Construction magazine. More companies are shifting to off-site data centers, which is driving a surge in data center construction. Data centers are considered mission critical facilities and must be designed to stay online and operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]

Article highlights how SecureTILT® saves money and lives

Blast protection of buildings has gained significant attention in recent years. To protect building occupants, the Department of Defense upgraded anti-terrorism/force protection standards, including progressive collapse avoidance. Development Magazine recently featured an article titled Protecting Buildings from Structural Impacts. This article showcases significant schedule and cost savings realized through SecureTILT®, a model for progressive collapse […]

Tilt-Up Meets Aggressive Schedule for Research Facility

When the National Cancer Institute (NCI) wanted to build a state-of-the-art research facility in a short amount of time, tilt-up construction was the best solution. Using tilt-up not only met the aggressive schedule, but saved the owner $1.4 million compared to masonry construction. And, tilt-up provided lower maintenance costs, greater insulation value and reduced impact […]