Von Braun Complex

General Contractor: Archer Western Contractors
Architect: LS3P Associates, Ltd.
Size: 839,873 sf

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