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Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Charleston Naval Complex

Location: North Charleston, SC

Client: Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority (RDA)

Project Scope:

  • Bidding
  • Construction Management
  • Landscape Design
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Planning
  • Road Design
  • Site Design
  • Stormwater Drainage Design
  • Surveying
  • Wastewater System Design
  • Water System Design

Project Description:

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.