Representative Project Experience: U.S. Custom and Border Protection Agency

Infrastructure Backbone Design Services, Confidential Location
Government Services IPT performed infrastructure design services for the completion of 100 percent construction documents including electrical distribution, data and communication, fire protection, site, utilities, infrastructure backbone, and helicopter pad designs for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center.

Sustainability, Green Building, and LEED Workshop, Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, WV
As part of design development, the Government Services IPT team led a workshop to develop a sustainable vision for the campus and educational facilities. This included energy conservation, building materials, water efficiency, day lighting, and indoor environmental quality.

D/B/B Design Leadership Academy, Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, WV
Government Services IPT is designing a state-of-the-art, 70,000 SF Leadership Academy building. The building will include a two-story grand lobby, executive leadership training classrooms; computer laboratories, break rooms, student lounges, kitchen, office and administrative facilities, secured facilities, copy center rooms, and support spaces.

The facility will be designed to meet LEED Gold certification. Sustainable design elements were developed and incorporated into the site planning, building, and system design. The project team designed the geothermal system providing the building’s heating and cooling, vertical ground heat exchange, and a series of high-efficiency ground source heat pumps allowing for a 50 percent reduction in operating costs.

Preliminary site planning for the Leadership Academy included access roads, fire access, parking and loading, dumpster/refuse storage, sidewalks, landscaping, hardscape areas, and utility service post lines/connections. Government Services IPT delineated and described the areas that have critical needs, restricted access, and other constraints imposed by mission, security, and other facility planning requirements.

The preferred alternatives were presented to more then 40 stakeholders in a design/cost balancing charrette. The preferred alternative is being developed into 100 percent plans and specifications using Building Information Model (BIM) and the CM@Risk procurement process. Isometrics and 3-D fly-through were developed to help users envision the design.