Wallace Creek Regimental Complex

General Contractor: Cadell-Yates Joint Venture
Address: Camp Lejeune, NC
Architect: LS3P Associates, Ltd.
Size: 570,000 sf
Certification: LEED® Silver

Michael M. Simpson & Associates, Inc. (MMSA), provided structural engineering services for a new rapid design/build project comprising high quality permanent facilities within a 225-acre regimental complex serving over 3,000 Marines located within the secured perimeter of Marine Corp Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The project consists of a two-story battalion headquarter building, multiple four and five-story barracks buildings, a dining hall facility, a telecommunications building, an armory, an Indoor Shooting Marksmanship Training Facility (ISMT), a Motor Transport Maintenance Facility, an Electronic/Communications Maintenance Facility, and a variety of infrastructure support facilities.  Also included was a vehicular bridge spanning more than 300 ft crossing over Beaver Dam Creek and a protected wetlands area located on the base.  The vehicular bridge consists of pre-stressed concrete cored slabs supported on cast-in-place concrete bents spaced at 50 ft intervals.  The cast-in-place concrete bents are supported on 12-inch square pre-stressed concrete piles.  The bridge was designed in accordance with the requirements of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design specifications for seismic performance Zone 1.

The two-story conventional steel-framed battalion headquarters structure consists of shallow column and wall foundations, composite concrete floor deck, and light gauge metal-framed roof truss and curtain wall systems. The four and five-story concrete masonry unit (CMU) structures are designed to resist progressive collapse in accordance with Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection criteria and consist of grade beam and pre-stressed concrete pile foundation systems, precast hollow-core floor deck systems, and light gauge metal framed roof truss systems.  The combination load-bearing concrete masonry unit (CMU) and conventional steel-framed dining hall structure consists of shallow column and wall foundations, composite concrete floor deck, and light gauge metal framed roof truss and curtain wall systems.