Von Braun Complex Phase III with Central Energy Plant

General Contractor: Archer Western Contractors
Address: Redstone Arsenal, AL
Architect: LS3P Associates, Ltd.
Size: 840,000 SF
Cost: $223M
Project Responsibility: Structural Engineering Design; Structural Construction Administration Services
Completed: 2011
Certification: LEED® Silver

Michael M. Simpson + Associates (MMSA) provided structural design services and construction administration services for the Von Braun Complex Phase III project at Redstone Arsenal, AL. The commercial/general office building with accessories includes a new six-story “L”- shaped, 620’ x 175′ / 590’ x 175’ structural steel frame structure and basement area. The complex is comprised of a structural steel elevated framing system with a perimeter, exterior non-load-bearing precast concrete wall building system. The roof framing consists of steel beam and joist framing. The building also incorporates all applicable Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) measures. The ATFP requirements are attained with general site placement of proper stand-off, the use of anti-vehicular berms, bollards, and access control gates. ATFP building design elements include windows and glazing, security door hardware, and access control stations at main entry points.