Picatinny Arsenal Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation Center
We provided design and design-bid-build documents for a combined Army/Navy munitions packaging, handling, storage and transport testing, research and development facility at Picatinny Arsenal. Our team designed this 46,000-square-foot industrial facility to LEED® Silver standards to meet sustainable design requirements with an administrative wing and a testing laboratory. The design supports testing of large munitions containers with equipment that simulates actual transportation and storage conditions of wheeled,seafaring and in flight vehicles. Special features of the design include high bay space, an outdoor covered test area, fire protection systems, cold weather design practices and blast resistant windows.
We also performed equipment planning for Picatinny based on equipment slated for transfer from Earle Naval Station to Picatinny, including incorporating this equipment into the new building design. Our team conducted a topographic survey, a geotechnical engineering report, site assessment and environmental investigations including hazardous materials/asbestos/lead abatement reports prior to design. The design includes relocation of utilities and services, new utilities, excavation, drainage, bio-retention areas, pavement/hardstands and grading of the site. We used wetland delineations to site the facility without disturbing the wetlands transition area.