MTPD District II Substation & Training Facility

Location: 
Springfield, Virginia
Client: 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Architect: 
Michael Baker Jr. Inc.
Contract Value: 
$24,000,000
Size: 
24,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2014
Sector: 
Expertise: 

WMATA awarded Clark Civil a $24 million design-build contract for the Metro Transit Police Department District II Substation and Training Facility.

Clark constructed a 24,000 square-foot, three-story police substation and a 30,000 square-foot training facility near WMATA’s Franconia/Springfield Station in Northern Virginia. The police substation features a structural steel frame and a precast concrete façade. The scope of work also included a full tenant built-out with construction of a crime scene work area, evidence storage facility, defensive training areas, offices, and common spaces. The structural precast training facility accommodates a firing range with 24 lanes, ammunition storage, armory shops, and an armory vault. Clark Foundations was responsible for installing approximately 110 caissons for global stability.

The scope of work also included a full tenant built-out with construction of a crime scene work area, evidence storage facility, defensive training areas, offices, and common spaces.

The facility is designed and constructed to earn LEED Silver certification.

The project features a fully-customized, individually designed ventilation system specifically engineered to meet the requirements outlined in National and World Leadership to Prevent Workplace Illnesses and Injuries, DOD, and DOE specifications, while providing the full range of safety interlocks to prevent equipment damage and personnel injury. The system increases energy efficiency by recovering energy from the exhausted air, and reusing outdoor temperature to provide humidity and temperature control inside the range, while maintaining a consistent temperature to within one degree under all conditions, reducing the need for a mechanical reheat source and the overall cooling load.

The smart direct digital control system is designed to provide a simplified, yet comprehensive interface for use by the range operators and maintenance personnel to provide them with the necessary indications to allow them to fully understand whether the system is operating properly, when and what maintenance is due, and status of the ventilation system and interlocked Action Target ballistic equipment systems. The system provides capability to allow for remote troubleshooting and repair, thus minimizing the need for an on-site presence, and reducing down time in the event of a problem.

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