6330 Newtown Rd. Ste 400 Norfolk, VA 23502 phone: 757-461-6757 fax: 757-461-8516
Emergency Control Center
Norfolk Navy Shipyard





Description and Features

Project for a secure facility designed to provide emergency services and coordination of satellite facilities in the event of emergency weather conditions, regional disaster or a terrorist assault.

Mechanical systems included provisions for protection against chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) contamination of building occupants, as well as protection of contaminated emergency personnel re-entering the building. The building is also designed to resist structural damage from explosive devices. Communication, data, fire alarm and security systems are run from numerous locations throughout the shipyard to the new centralized facility. The facility provides accommodations for first responders and various government and civilian agencies to meet, evaluate the situation, coordinate, direct and then control the efforts required to address the event.

Final design was preceded by an extensive separate study comparing multiple building sites and building configurations to determine the most cost effective and functional location. One of the sites involved adaptation of and re-use of an unused historical foundry, which was protected from demolition by inclusion on the National Register of Historical Places.

The building meets all current Anti-Terrorism & Force Protection (AT/FP) criteria, and achieved LEED certification.

Project Facts

Location: Portsmouth, VA

Owner: U.S. Navy

Type: New Construction

Gross Area: 25,000 sq. ft.

Floor Levels: 2

Owners Budget: $9,000,000


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