Battle Command Training Center

Project Details

  • Delivery: Design Bid Build
  • Service: New Construction
  • Location: Fort Carson, CO
  • Construction Cost: $34,900,883
  • Industry: Federal
  • Client: US Army Corps of Engineers

NASCO performed as the Prime Contractor for the new construction of the Battle Command Training Center (BCTC) at Fort Carson, CO. BCTC was built to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Standards. The building provides virtual and live simulations utilized in training to enhance our Nation’s warfighting readiness. The BCTC includes classrooms, work cells, Reconfigurable Tactical Operations Center (RTOC), After Action Review (AAR) multi-purpose auditorium, and administration areas, with capacity for future expansion.  Work was performed on the primary facilities throughout Fort Carson, which include the BCTC, Access Control Facility and a Pavilion. The BCTC facility includes a 60KW solar photovoltaic ground-mounted array that provides renewable energy to the campus. In addition, we installed 40,000 sq. ft. of permeable pavement pad for on-site operations at the Tactical Operation Center, utilities and parking.

Our construction processes involved high security measures including force protection which consisted of blast resistant glazing, reinforced window frames, secure mounting of overhead architectural and mechanical features, air intakes above roofline, an emergency air distribution shutoff, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) setback. The project also incorporated a functional, capabilities-oriented approach, room-by-room to ensure the appropriate equipment (power/lighting, SIPR/NIPR, AV, furniture) provided the intended function of each space. For example, the AAR is reconfigurable and fully AV equipped with the ability to show secure / non-secure simulations and live video. The AAR is networked with other BCTC functional areas, Tech Control, and VTC conference rooms to accommodate sharing of briefings and information. The AAR requires a distributed classified (SIPR) and unclassified (NIPR) capability to all multi-purpose and conference rooms within the BCTC and to any location outside the facility. Construction included special foundations for expansive clay, connection of Energy Monitoring and Control System (EMCS), and installation of Intrusion Detection System (IDS).