Renovation of Security Forces Building 7232

Renovation of Security Forces Building 7232

Old facility meets updated goals.

Established as an Army base in 1942 and renamed to an Air Force base in the 1950s, Dyess Air Force Base, located near Abilene, TX, is home to the historic and distinguished 7th Bomb Wing and 317th Air Wing. The base has continued to grow over the years, requiring ongoing updates and renovations to keep the base operational. One of these improvements was the renovation of Security Forces Building 7232. Originally built as a dormitory in 1956, the building was converted to administrative office space in 1993, and the goal for the most recent renovation was to transition the building to accommodate all sections of the Security Forces Squadron under one roof.

PRIME AE provided design services to support the base’s vision for the extensive renovation. Our team facilitated a charrette to determine the required spaces, functions, and needs of the Security Forces user group. Multiple interviews with the user group and Base personnel resulted in programming documentation for the renovation. We then provided full design services, including project management, planning, architecture, interior design, civil, structural, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and communications services. Our team also produced a geotechnical report and conducted hazardous materials and topographical surveys. The low floor-to-floor height when the building was originally constructed posed specific design challenges that we were able to overcome through thoughtful planning.

Our team worked closely with the client and leveraged our extensive experience with federal projects to meet all the security, regulatory, and budget requirements unique to a military base.

Client / Owner

7th Contracting Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base

Key Features

Key Feature
25,000 SF Renovation
60 year-old building envelope and roof evaluations and repair

The designers have exceeded our requirements for the facility. They are well organized and developed a comprehensive renovation to an old facility requiring creative design skills.

CPARS Assessing Official

Project Achievements

Every project we undertake serves as a wellspring of knowledge and experience, feeding our collective growth and paving the way to optimize outcomes, leverage efficiencies, foster collaboration, and advance innovation. Throughout the journey of this project, these accomplishments have been instrumental in its overall success and have fortified our collective expertise.

  • Building renovations allowed for all squadron operations to come together in one building for increased efficiency
  • The design followed the High Performance and Sustainable Building UFC requirements using recovered materials by achieving waste reduction, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, and conservation within the renovations.
  • Project included an extensive code analysis to document the existing facility and design renovations to meet current UFC requirements

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