West Virginia Army National Guard— Readiness Center
  • Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 91,500 SQ. FT.
  • Architectural and Design Services
  • Project Cost: $25,000,000
  • Completed 2015

The specially designed AFRC is permanent masonry type construction with standing seam roof, concrete floors, and mechanical and electrical equipment with emergency power generator backup. This 150 member training facility includes administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, weapons simulator and physical fitness areas for one each WVARNG and USAR units. The maintenance shop provides work bays and maintenance administrative support. The project provided for adequate parking space for all military and privately owned vehicles. This project has been coordinated with the installation physical security plan, and all physical security measures are included. All required antiterrorism protection measures are included. Sustainable principles will be integrated into the design, development, and construction of the project in accordance with Executive Order 13123.
Supporting facilities include weapons cleaning, maintenance, issue, turn-in sheds, access roads, security fencing and dark motor pool lighting, vehicle wash system and pump house, fuel storage and dispensing systems, loading ramp, flammable materials storage building, controlled waste handling facility, and sidewalks. Extension of gas, electric, sewer, water and communication utilities to the building site is included. Physical security measures include maximum feasible standoff distance from roads, parking areas, and vehicle unloading areas, beams, heavy landscaping and bollards to prevent access when standoff distance cannot be maintained. Cost effective energy conserving features are incorporated into design.

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