This project was constructed for the U.S. Army as part of the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility (CACTF) that provides specialized urban assault training for ground troops. The buildings and site were designed, and architecture was selected, to mimic the conditions that troops would be exposed to when in the Middle East. The project included construction of 26 training structures. The scope of the buildings was vastly diverse, with some buildings including complete finishes and HVAC systems to structures that were primitive without doors and windows. The project also included a live-fire shoot house which included bullet absorbing shock absorbing concrete (SACON) blocks arranged in specialized configurations to provide tactical training. Below is some more detailed information on the features of the project.
This portion represented the 2nd phase (final phase) of construction of Victory Village. Included in this phase were construction of two 2 story townhouses (with basements), two-story office, school, and farmhouse including all site work, utilities, roads, and demolition. These buildings were predominately constructed of cast-in-place concrete and load bearing masonry and were exposed to the elements (no windows).
This portion of the project included construction of various structures at Ranges 4, 5, and 52. The structures included targetry at the ranges, grenadiers, and associated ammo breakdown buildings and range control towers. At Range 4 there was a tunnel system constructed which allowed troops to train in engagement while in confined spaces. Also included were an After Action Review Building (AAR) which provided a conditioned space for debriefing after tactical exercises, a Range Instructional Building (finished training building), as well as latrines (restroom facilities). The new areas were fitted with parking lots and access roads.
The project included construction of a two story urban offense/defense building. This building was constructed of load bearing masonry and included several blowout windows and doors which allowed for tactical clearing of a building. The building also included a tunnel system that exited the building underground and an accessible roof.
The live fire shoothouse represented the only facility of its type on Fort Riley. The structure was essentially a pre-engineered building (without side wall panels) and included an intricate catwalk system that allowed for observation of live fire shooting. Shock absorbing concrete (SACON) blocks that were 3 foot cubes laid similar to CMU to provide an intricate maze of hallways with open areas throughout where automated targets would provide for live-fire shooting scenarios.
An airfield tower, airfield terminal, latrine, and warehouse including all site work, utilities, roads, and demolition were also completed.
Site work included site grading; construction of tank trails and concrete turning pads, roadways, concrete and gravel parking lots, demolition, landscaping, seeding, storm drainage; walkways; tunnels; utility extensions for water, electric, and communications; site lighting, tree removal, and tank trail removal.