CEMS provided project management, architectural, interior design, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, structural and civil design along with construction administration for the 18,441 SF renovation of the single-story Sumter Armory. The armory was built in 1972 and is home to the 351st Aviation Support Battalion. The existing facility is programmed to be 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 interior renovations to include the conversion of a previous indoor shooting range to unit storage and office spaces; complete overhaul of existing latrines/shower/dressing areas to be ADA compliant and more functional; renovation and reconfiguration of kitchen with new automatic sprinkler system and kitchen hood suppression system, and new kitchen equipment; reconfiguration of multipurpose/training rooms with a new folding partition wall; new ballistic rated storefronts at main entry and secondary entry; 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. Exterior renovations included installation of new metal panels to compliment new facia; new prefinished metal panel system; facia painting of adjacent recruitment and retainage building for uniformity of complex; and replacement of exterior storefront entries with ballistic rated storefront entries. Site improvements include 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; new light for flagpole; new grease interceptor; utilities; site drainage, stormwater; Best Management Practices (BMPs) for sediment and erosion control; and permitting for SCDHEC.

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

South Carolina
  • non-federal