Joint Forces Readiness Center Submitted by FCI Constructors Inc.
The new 145,000-sq-ft Joint Forces Readiness Center is the home facility for units from the Wyoming Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Military Dept. Civilian Employees on the Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.
Along with the functionality of the space, the project team was determined to incorporate sustainable-building practices into design and construction. At its completion, the building earned LEED-Silver certification.
Sustainable achievements included purchase of 34% of materials in the local/regional area. The team also recycled 87% of waste from the project, diverting it from landfills.
Completion of the building has also had a noticeable effect on tenants. Before construction, the Wyoming Military Dept. worked from several different locations. The ability to work from a single location has increased cohesiveness within departments and enabled each one to streamline communications and functions, making their operations more efficient.
Cheyenne, Wyo.$37.6 million
Owner: State of Wyoming Military Dept.
Contractor: FCI Constructors Inc.
Architect: Coover-Clark & Associates
Engineers: AVI, Martin/Martin Inc., MKK Consulting Engineers Inc.
Among the Subcontractors: Belmire Sprinkler & Landscaping Inc., Douglass Colony Group, Fort Collins Pre-Cast Inc., Integrity Masonry Inc., Kiefer Concrete Inc., Mechanical Systems Inc., Rocky Mountain Geothermal, Weifield Group Contracting
Start: Dec. 2008 Finish: Aug. 2010