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Fort Knox, Kentucky

The U.S. Army’s Human Resources Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was the largest construction project ever undertaken at the renowned military base. The three-story complex has over 1 million square feet of space throughout six wings. The new facility was needed in order to bring together three commands relocated from other bases as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) managed the construction of the facility. In order to meet its sustainability goals, the USACE required the new complex to achieve a LEED Silver sustainable design certification.

Patriot was part of the design-build team for the project. Patriot provided geotechnical engineering services during the pre-construction and design phase, and construction materials testing and engineering services throughout the construction phase.

Human Resources Facility in fort knox

Geotechnical Engineering

Patriot conducted a geotechnical engineering investigation of the subsurface conditions at the project site. Patriot used the findings of the investigation to provide engineering recommendations to aid in the design and construction of the facility, such as:

  • Seismic considerations
  • Foundation design recommendations
  • Pavement design recommendations
  • Considerations for potential construction challenges due to soil and groundwater conditions

Construction Materials Testing & Engineering

Patriot provided ongoing construction materials testing and engineering services (CME) throughout the construction phase of project. All CME tasks conformed to the rigorous specifications of the USACE.

The testing and monitoring conducted included:

  • Soil compaction testing
  • Footing inspection
  • Concrete inspection
  • Resteel inspections
  • Structural steel inspection
  • SFRM asphalt inspection
  • Other non-destructive testing

The U.S. Army now enjoys its new LEED-certified Human Resources Command facility as it distributes paychecks to all Army personnel, the Army Accessions Command, and the Army Cadet Command. Patriot is proud to have participated in this collaborative project on behalf of the U.S. Army.

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