HHB Engineers is continuing their long history of work with the Corps of Engineers at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, a Dept of Homeland Security Facility in Anniston, Alabama. In June 1998, the Center for Domestic Preparedness opened its doors as a training center for the nation’s emergency responders. The facility now uses many of the former buildings that were a part of Ft McClellan, an army installation closed in 1999.
This project consists of a major HVAC upgrade for the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) including AHU replacements and cooling tower upgrades. HHB Engineers were the mechanical engineers for the renovation for the Lab space at CORBRA that was completed in 2015. The HVAC system is a critical part of this facility due to the nature of the activities performed there.
At the COBRA Facility, the CDP offers the only program in the nation featuring civilian training exercises in a true toxic environment, using chemical agents and biological materials. The advanced, hands-on training enables responders to effectively respond to real-world incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, explosive, or other hazardous materials.
HHB Engineers is working on this projects as part of a Design-Build contract with Bates Engineers/Contractors located in Bainbridge, GA.