The Space Innovation and Development Center Headquarters (SIDC) is a 52,850-sf, one-story, communications facility that includes a Secured Compartment Information Facility (SCIF) of approximately 10,000 sf. The facility consolidates multiple group operations on Schriever Air Force Base (AFB) and Peterson AFB into a single facility comprising the SIDC of the US Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).
SCIFs are required to be unobservable and impenetrable from the outside, which entailed extraordinary security safeguards and innovative design and construction techniques. As a LEED-certifiable building, the project recycled more than 10 tons of construction waste that was diverted from the landfill equating to just under $800,000 of recycled materials.
High-risk activities included installing 25’ pre-cast concrete wall panels, placement of a 62,000-sf slab on grade concrete, placement of 40,146 sy of 8-in-thick concrete marshalling area, placement of 50,000 yards of rapid drain base course, and excavating and installing 5,000 lf of fewer piping.
- One of the first major capital construction services projects undertaken by MWH Constructors.
- Saved an estimated eight weeks on the overall schedule using creative phasing of the DB packages.
- Used locally manufactured products for nearly 20% of the total cost of materials.
- Zero OSHA recordable cases and 170,000 work hours completed without a lost-time incident.
- Recipient of the McGraw Hill, Mountain States, Gold Hard Hat Award, Best of 2010 Competition.
- Recipient of the USAF Honor Award, facility design category, 2010.