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Tactical Skills Training Building

This structure, built for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, houses a first-floor firing range and a second-floor defensive tactics classroom. The Commision provides a centralized training program for new law enforcement and corrections officers for municipalities and counties state-wide.

The challenge was to provide a building that would contain errant bullets and the sound of the shooting on 15 firing lanes at once.

The design team of DCI Engineers and Schreiber and Lane Architects decided on a two-layered, insulated structural Tilt-Up concrete panel building system. Some metal framing and metal panels were used at the entry, office and defensive tactics rooms to tie the building in with existing structures on the site. Interior walls were left exposed and painted to reflect the utilitarian nature of the building.

The insulated Tilt-Up concrete panels comprise a six- or eight-inch load-bearing concrete interior layer, 3.5 inches of EPS insulation, and an outer layer of three-inch architectural concrete. Horizontal banding formed by four-inch-wide by 3/4-inch-deep reveals at four- or eight-foot spacing, help tie the higher two-story area to the longer single-story range and the metal portions of the building.

The general contractor was Lugo Construction and the Tilt-Up contractor was Steckler Construction.

 
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Burien, WA
United States

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1999

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