Building Support for Our Troops

Barton Malow Company and Barton Malow Design teamed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District to provide design/build services for Phase 1 and 2 of the 183d Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett. Located in Blackstone, Virginia, Fort Pickett trains Army National Guard personnel and a variety of federal agencies. The project included design and construction of seven stand-alone buildings including the Regimental Administration Building, education building, Officer Candidate School, auditorium, and three billeting (barracks) buildings.

Innovative Practices
The structural system use for the buildings is a light gage metal framing system with precast hollow core concrete planks. These planks are used for the second floor structure and provide more space for mechanical and electrical systems above the ceiling, which reduces the total number of structural columns within the structures. Barton Malow used BIM technology for 3D modeling of these systems to identify and resolve spatial conflicts prior to construction.

Sustainable Design
Over the life of the facility, various spaces of the buildings will be used at different times. The premise of our LEED Silver certifiable design is to use building systems only in occupied spaces. Advanced lighting and HVAC systems were installed throughout the campus to reduce energy consumption by utilizing only what is needed for occupied areas.

Small Business Enterprise Participation (SBE)
SBE participation in the construction process is important to the Federal Government and to our team – we are proud to have exceeded our 51% SBE goal for a current participation milestone of 64%!

Barton Malow is proud to be on the team that delivered this first-class facility to support the men and women in our military as they serve our country.