Aiken, South Carolina
SRNS ATTA Range Reconfiguration
Client / Owner
SRNS (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Architect / Engineer
Giffels, LLC / IBI Group
Graycor Construction Company Inc. completed upgrades and reconfigurations to the Advanced Tactical Training Academy (ATTA) at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), managing contractor of SRS for the Department of Energy (DOE) in Aiken, SC.
The project encompassed much more than the reconfiguration and enlarging of four firing ranges. Upgrades were made to the site power, telecommunications and lighting systems. A new 90,0000 gallon fire water tank and distribution system was installed. Improvements were made to parking, fencing and gates. Also included was the construction of pre-engineered metal buildings to house administration, and storage and cleaning facilities providing pre-manufactured range control house and canopies over the firing line. Both existing and new ballistic walls were installed to section off the firing ranges from the rest of the site and from each other.
The expansive civil work posed unique safety concerns – from potentially uncovering live ammunition to crane safety to minimizing exposure to airborne lead pollutants.