Winter Environmental provided demolition and abatement services at Fort Benning’s Building No. 4, Maneuver Center of Excellence. As part of the Army’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plan, the project was designated as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah District’s largest renovation project, outside of new MILCON construction projects, with a total value of $168 MM.
The abatement and demolition scope of the project included asbestos and lead paint abatement, as well as interior and exterior demolition. Approximately 539,600 sf of interior floor space and 169,200 sf of exterior brick was removed and demolished, and over 338,000 sf of asbestos containing materials were abated.
The project also required Winter Enviromental to dismantle and recycle all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, six elevator systems and cars and all air handlers for the building. Included in the mechanical/electrical/plumbing systems was a 5,000 sf, multi-story mechanical room containing over 8,000 sf of mechanical duct work. Winter Environmental completely dismantled the mechanical room, including chilled water systems and boilers.
Recycling efforts exceeded the project goal of 75% and Winter Environmental was able to recycle a total of 85% of the demolition debris. Recycled debris included glass, brick, masonry, 542 tons of metals and 10,093 tons of concrete.
The facility was dedicated on September 23, 2011 and named after Medal of Honor recipients Spc. Ross McGinnis and Cpl. Jerry Wickham. Fort Benning Building No. 4 Maneuver Center of Excellence meets LEED Gold Level Certification Standards.