The Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain Region awarded the Military Intelligence Battalion Headquarters at Fort Carson, CO, the Merit Award in the Civic project category at the DBIA-RMR annual awards presentation on December 14, 2011. Built by Watts-Weitz A JV, Denver, Colorado and designed by Berger Devine Yaeger (BDY), Overland Park, Kansas, the project is registered for LEED Gold.
Completed ahead of schedule the 62,000 square foot facility features multiple levels of security classification zones; complex data and communications systems; offices, classrooms and conference rooms. High security operational zones for Secret and Top Secret operations required specialized construction expertise. The MI Battalion site includes parking for privately owned vehicles as well as a separate parking area for military vehicles. The building meets anti-terrorism and force protection requirements and includes blast resistant windows with laminated glass and a reinforced steel structure that meets progressive collapse requirements.