Specialized Classrooms and Simulators Design-Build of Passive Surveillance Training Facility, Vandenberg AFB, California

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District



§  Construction Management

  •   Project Management
  •   Architectural Design
  •   Value Engineering
  •   Civil Engineering
  •   Structural Engineering
  •   Electrical Engineering


As prime consultant, D R Consultants staff was responsible for the design/build and complete renovation of 6,000-sf into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) space requirements to meet all code construction requirements as defined in DCID 1/21 and Red/Black Installation Guidance. Design and construction included the installation of all Passive Classroom Equipment.


A SCIF provides formal access controls, approved by the Director of Central Intelligence, and is used to hold information.


The facility contained:

  •   Five classrooms: four with six students and one with 12 students;
  •   Four simulators, mini UPS, and air conditioning;
  •   Secured screening entry area;
  •   Office space, four personnel, including storage/safe area;
  •   Break room;
  •   HVAC/Elect upgrade to support additional loads;
  •   Interior renovation: carpet, walls, ceiling, windows & doors (45 STC rated);
  •   Security/alarms as required to meet DCID 1/21 and Red/Black Installation Guidance;
  •   Phones: one/classroom, two/entrance, two/break room, four/office;
  •   LAN interconnectivity stub outs;
  •   Additional restroom break room, classroom facility for west end of building; and
  •   New exterior entrance and walkways.