Workers placed concrete on the new Static Detonation Chamber 2000 site for the first time March 9.
“This placement is significant as it is the first structural concrete for the site,” said Moe Elmore, quality control manager, Medvolt. “The work prior to this has been preparatory to building construction, but this event is the next step to a three-dimensional structure.”
The placement was for foundation footings for the site’s Personnel Support Building and encompassed 24 yards of concrete, or about one-third of that needed to complete the footing for this building, Elmore said. The foundation will be constructed in three sections due to its size and accessibility of the site. It is scheduled to take approximately four weeks to complete.
“We’ll be placing a good bit of concrete, more than two thousand square yards, out here before it’s all done,” Elmore said. “The next significant placement will be for the project’s earth-covered magazine, similar to the Blue Grass Army Depot’s igloos, where munitions will be staged for destruction.”
Medvolt is the contractor performing Static Detonation Chamber 2000 site work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Progress continues at the site and includes workforce social distancing in accordance with the most up-to-date guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure their health and to prevent the potential spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.