Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Charleston Naval Complex
Location: North Charleston, SC
Client: Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority (RDA)
- Construction Management
- Landscape Design
- Permitting Assistance
- Road Design
- Site Design
- Stormwater Drainage Design
- Wastewater System Design
- Water System Design
Thomas & Hutton provided engineering design, permitting, and construction contract administration services for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in North Charleston, SC.
Thomas & Hutton’s responsibilities included site design, permitting, and construction contract administration for various security improvements including security fencing, road improvements, new access control points and a visitor’s center on the former Charleston Naval Base to accommodate the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. The complex houses numerous government agencies, including the State Department, the border patrol, and US Coast Guard.
Division 1 of the project involved the fencing of the government-occupied portions of the complex using 8-foot-high chain link and ornamental fencing (normal and crash-rated). Division 2 involved the construction of a main access control point (ACP) and a truck inspection ACP. The main ACP included a new 5,354-square foot visitor’s center building, a guard house and canopy, a rejection lane, pop-up wedges, traffic arms, one way spike strips on the outbound lanes, a parking lot for visitors, POVs and buses, and a new entry road into the complex. The truck inspection ACP contains a small guard booth at the entrance to direct traffic, an inspection area, a guard booth with pop-up wedges and one-way strips on the outbound lane. It also includes a package drop-off/pick up 9705-square foot building with parking.