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LEED Silver project is largest single building project in Fort Knox history

FortKnox1To integrate, coordinate and synchronize human resource functions, the Fort Knox Human Resource Center of Excellence complex in Fort Knox, Ky., will employ nearly 4,300 soldiers and civilians. Totalling approximately $192 million, the 883,180-square-foot (82,047-m2) complex spans more than 104 acres (42 hectares) and includes six interconnected buildings, making it the largest single building project in Fort Knox's history. The project consolidates the Army Human Resources Command and Accessions Command from Virginia, Indiana and Missouri.

As a requirement of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the project must achieve LEED Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based United States Green Building Council. Measures and materials used to meet the environmental goals include using 88,000 square feet (8,175 m2) of Classic Bronze FortKnox2Omega-Lite aluminum composite panels from Laminators Inc., Hatfield, Pa. Containing a total of 70 percent total recycled material, the panels were installed by Abrams Architectural Products, Austell, Ga., using Laminators' 1-piece Tight-Fit Moldings installation system.

HNTB Corp., Indianapolis, and Turner Universal, Huntsville, Ala., were also involved in the project.