Turner Construction Awarded Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center Project
HUNTSVILLE, AL — Turner Construction’s Huntsville, Alabama, office has been selected to build three new facilities for the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) on the Redstone Arsenal campus in Huntsville. The project will be managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
TEDAC serves as a collaborative, multi-agency, single-point improvised explosive device (IED) analytical center, identifying actionable intelligence and making associations between devices.
Turner will work with a design team from AECOM to build the new $28 million facilities, which include a 28,500-square-foot collaboration center, a 700-square-foot visitor screening facility and a 28,000-square-foot repository.
“We’ve worked on a significant number of USACE projects in the Huntsville area and on Redstone Arsenal’s campus, including the administrative facility for the Missile Defense Agency at the Von Braun Missile Defense campus,” said Turner’s Southeast Federal Account Manager Tyce Hudson. “AECOM shares similar experience so we are looking forward to putting our skills to work on this design-build project.”
The collaboration center will be used primarily for administrative office space and will also house an electronics lab and a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF). The visitor screening facility, a small single-level structure, will handle issuance of badges for campus access. The repository will be designed to store forensic evidence after it has been analyzed. It will also include space for file storage, offices and a café and eatery for campus employees.
The new facilities at Redstone Arsenal will join the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) National Center for Explosives Training and Research and the recently constructed TEDAC Laboratory.
The company plans to complete the repository in November 2016, with the collaboration center and visitor screen facility slated for completion in February 2017.
“TEDAC has proven to be one of our nation’s most valuable assets in the war on terror. We are honored to work with the FBI and its partners to create state-of-the-art facilities where they can expand their research,” said Hudson. “Having served the Huntsville community for more than 60 years, we’re also extremely proud to see such significant things happening in our city.”