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.

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 pre-bid meeting, bid meeting, preconstruction meeting, multiple site observations, contractor pay application reviews, RFI responses, and submittal reviews.

South Carolina
  • non-federal