Ellington Field Armed Forces Reserve Center Phase I


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville District


Completion Date 

Construction Cost
$31 million

Project Size
173,000 SF

Ellington Field Armed Forces Reserve Center Phase I


The Ellington Field Armed Forces Reserve Training Center was a two-phase, design-build project constructed at Ellington Field.  Walter P Moore provided structural and civil engineering as well as secure design services for both projects. 

Phase One involved construction of a two-story multi-purpose training facility including administrative offices, classrooms, assembly areas, field equipment storage, and training spaces for the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

Our structural engineering services included design (drawings completed in Revit) and construction administration. Composite metal deck and composite steel beams are supported by steel columns and belled pier foundations. The second level and roof also consist of metal deck with steel joists and steel beams and features a ten-point double angle (HSS tube) lateral bracing system. Additionally, the structure was designed to meet Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) anti-terrorism requirements by Walter P Moore’s secure design team.

The site’s utilities, paving, and grading were provided by our civil engineering team. We also completed a detention analysis as well as construction administration services. 

Walter P Moore’s team attended review meetings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Armed Forces service branches to ensure their comments on the design were incorporated.  The military reserve training center was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.