Alter Intelligence Operations Facility - Springfield Air National Guard Base, OH

Springfield Air National Guard Base has been selected as a beddown site for an intelligence group, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).  Pond & Company provided full architectural and engineering services for the alterations to 5,340sf of the existing supply facility (Bldg. 150) to facilitate the initial operating capability (IOC) of the new intelligence mission. As a follow-up project, Pond was selected to provide design services for the renovation of the existing 34,297sf supply space to provide a Final Operating Capability (FOC) solution for the mission (currently in design).

Initial Operating Capability:
The renovation provided the required properly sized and configured facility for 150 intelligence analysts and administrative personnel and includes the following features:

  • Robust and redundant communications support with connectivity to two communications switches.
  • Intelligence Group spaces include administrative spaces, latrine facilities, break area, a controlled entry space and communications room.
  • The entire facility will be classified as a Sensitive Compartment Information Facility (SCIF).

Scope included re-configuring interior and upgrade finishes and utilities to include walls, floor, ceilings, communications, electrical, lighting, HVAC, fire detection and notification systems, plumbing, and security system. Interior was configured for open-office workspaces divided by demountable systems-furniture style partitions. Facility was pre-wired to support systems furniture and necessary supporting utilities.  A communications center now resides on the open floor plan.

Final Operating Capability:
The design includes converting existing 22,425sf supply warehouse to SCIF, and renovating 11,872sf of office space for non-SCIF. The facility will include the following:

  • Accommodations for 299 intelligence analysts and administrative personnel, this includes a group staff and three squadrons.
  • Robust and redundant communications support with connectivity to two communications switches.
  • FOC Intelligence Group spaces including administrative spaces, a controlled entry space and communications room.  A majority of the facility will be classified as a SCIF.  All intelligence facilities require redundant communications connectivity which will require extension and looping of communications lines and switches.

The design includes all interior walls and utilities as required, including electrical. SCIF will have elevated floors to give access to communications and power connections. Walls and ceilings will be of metal stud framing with a double layer of gypsum wallboard on both sides to satisfy SCIF requirements. The scope includes upgrades to  mechanical systems, including HVAC, plumbing, fire detection and fire suppression, and provides standby power generation. Scope also includes an increase in restrooms to accommodate 299 personnel.  Also providing design for exterior utilities and communications support, AT/FP fencing, fire and security systems.

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