Located on a 17-acre site in Davidsonville, Md., the Anne Arundel County Police Training Academy complex underwent a major renovation and addition project in 2016 to modernize the aging facilities and expand capacity. Originally constructed in the early 1950s as a federal air defense facility, the building and grounds had begun to show signs of deterioration. Building systems and infrastructure were outdated and inefficient for modern use, and the academy was outgrowing the existing spaces. CEI provided full structural designs for the construction of a new, 10,000-SF Administration Building, a new, 10,000-SF Fitness Building, condition assessments of multiple missile silos, and the adaptive re-use of an existing training center for use as a tactical exercise facility.
- Building structural designs included specialized plans to retrofit buildings and ceilings to accommodate firearms training and a shooting range.
- New buildings are single-story, constructed of pre-engineered steel framing founded on shallow spread footings.
- The $18.8 million project also included plans for lateral systems of steel moment frames and light gauge steel exterior walls.