Location: Starke, Florida
Completion Date: 2014
Description: Burke Construction Group, Inc. constructed the Florida Army Nation Guard’s first state of the art Live Fire Shoot House facility at the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center located in Starke Florida. The project consisted of (4) new buildings and complete site development. The project included an After Action Review/Latrine Building, Ammo Storage Building, Mockup Building, and the Live Fire Shoot House Building. The Live Fire Shoot House building shell was constructed utilizing a Pre-Engineered Metal building system for the structural steel and metal roof and wall panels. The interior was constructed to simulate the interior layout of a building with multiple rooms, corridors, and breach doors. The interior walls were constructed utilizing AR500 plate steel and 2E of ballistic rubber, while the ceiling space above was lined with an AmorCore Level 8, 1 EE bullet resistant fiberglass panel system. A catwalk system was installed above the interior walls for instructional and observation purposes throughout the training sessions. The Live Fire Shoot House building was also outfitted with (16) camera locations and (21) target stations. BCG installed a complete data & fiber infrastructure linking the LFSH building to the AAR building which also included a multitude of lighting control features as well. The project was completed (3) months ahead of schedule and is a LEED Silver Certified facility.