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Title: Standard protocol for protective storage of dormant Army facilities
Authors: Chu, Dahtzen.
Miller, James P.
Underwood, David Michael.
Foltz, Stuart D.
Lux, Scott M.
Westervelt, Eileen T.
Davila-Perez, Juan L.
Mehnert, Brenda B.
Grussing, Michael N.
Ginsberg, Mark.
Hay, K. James.
Ticknor, Kirk W.
Ray, Geoffrey D.
Keywords: United States. Army--Buildings--Design and construction
United States. Army--Facilities--Planning
Fort Benning (Ga.)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-18-20
Abstract: The U.S. Army has an inventory of over 140,000 buildings, ranging in age from decades old to newly construction. When an Army installation experiences a mission change or force reduction, a number of the installation’s buildings may become vacated; sometimes, years pass before they are reused again. How buildings are deactivated and prepared for long term storage will determine the speed and cost of their reactivation. This work developed a protocol for deactivating, storing, and reactivating buildings to minimize maintenance costs and effort during the vacancy period, and to allow the Army to quickly bring these buildings to operational status when they are reoccupied. This work implemented and evaluated the protocol at the Kelley Hill cantonment area at Fort Benning, GA, where a significant number facilities of various types, ages, and conditions had been deactivated. The protocol prepared approximately 100 buildings vacated in the first half of 2016 to remain in a dormant state for more than 3 years, after which, when a reactivation need arises, they must be able to be made ready for occupancy within 2-4 months.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-18-20
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 177 pages / 16.62 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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