CEMS provided project management, architectural, interior design, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural and civil design along with construction administration for the renovation of the 16,953 SF single-story Easley Armory. The armory was built in 1968 and is home to the Battery B 2nd Battalion. The existing facility is a historical building with South Carolina State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO). CEMS coordinated with The Adjutant General (TAG), Office of State Engineers (OSE), user, and local municipalities to provide a quality design. The renovation included a design charrette, 100% plans and specifications, site investigations, cost estimating, BIM/REVIT, and SpectsIntact.

Project design consisted of exterior renovations to include new AT/FP and SHPO compliant energy efficient windows with insulated glazing; replacement of exterior storefront entries with ballistic rated storefront entries; replacement of flashing and various roof fans; brick veneer infill; and installation of new standing seam metal roof system to include flashing, waterproof membrane, gutters, and downspouts. Interior renovations included the conversion of a previous indoor shooting range to unit storage and space; complete overhaul of existing latrines/shower/dressing areas latrines to be ADA compliant and more functional; renovation and reconfiguration of kitchen with new automatic sprinkler system, new kitchen hood suppression system, and new kitchen equipment; restoring the exposed structure within the Drill Hall; new interior weapons vault; reconfiguration of multipurpose/training rooms with a new folding partition wall; new finishes and ceilings throughout the entire building; new Dedicated Outdoor Air Unit (DOAU) with VRF splits; new 2” domestic cold-water service; new electrical service, LED light fixtures, and communications; and a new addressable fire alarm system. Site improvements included the refurbishment of existing parking and drives; addition of new parking; new sidewalks and ADA-compliant parking and accessibility; new concrete dumpster pad with fenced enclosure; new lighted monument sign; new grease interceptor; utilities; site drainage; new retaining wall with loading dock; replacement of new 3-strand barb wire around entire perimeter fence; new chain link fence and gates; stormwater; new PVC gravity lines; and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for sediment and erosion control and permitting for SCDHEC.

Construction Administration services included prebid meeting, bid meeting, preconstruction meeting, multiple site observations, contractor pay application reviews, RFI responses, and submittal reviews.

South Carolina
  • non-federal