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Pooling Our Talents: Redstone Arsenal

December 07, 2017

• 2017 Eagle Award and Award of Merit from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
• Client: U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal

The Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, was built in 1941, and is home base for a number of military and government tenants, and the contractors who work with them. One popular amenity on base is the indoor pool, used for training, recreation and fitness classes. Unfortunately, humidity and temperature control made the poolside area incredibly uncomfortable.

As Lee Company came in to address these HVAC concerns, Redstone officials made it clear that the pool had to remain in operation during the project – and it had to be kept free of debris. Since the plan called for construction work right by the pool, this posed a real challenge.

The creative minds at Lee Company went to work, developing a solution that would do more than improve the pool environment, it would also cut energy costs. The project included creating a “tent” to capture construction debris, so the pool could remain clean throughout the project. When a protective wall obstructed construction progress, Lee Company flew equipment in using a crane.

The end result? Everything went swimmingly. Redstone now has an indoor pool that’s comfortable for people in and out of the water, along with lower energy bills.

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