The 3-story 75,460 SF building will house the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets administration, the Rice Center for Leadership Development, military science staff, a military museum, and Corps and ROTC support and training spaces. The building was built over top the existing Virginia Tech water treatment plant, which remained active throughout construction. The Corps Leadership and Military Science building (CLMS) consists of steel framed structures, and the exterior enclosure is a combination of architectural precast panels and stone masonry cladding.
Prior to construction, WDP provided a comprehensive review of the preliminary and construction phase design documents and building envelope submittal packages. The goal of WDP’s design phase consulting services was to help mitigate potential issues during construction, as well as improve the post occupancy performance of the building envelope systems and reduce the potential for efflorescence in the Hokie Stone masonry façade.
WDP is currently providing part-time construction observation services for foundation waterproofing, application of the air barrier, as well as installation of the windows, cladding and Hokie stone. WDP will perform quality assurance testing of the storefront windows, curtain wall system, and skylight.
WDP collaborated with the Architect of Record and contractor to advise on a redesign of the building envelope mid-construction. A shift to a barrier precast system was initiated during construction to accommodate multiple interruptions to the building envelope from architectural precast weld connections. WDP provided a design review to ensure proper integration of the barrier precast system with the other air and water management systems which were to remain.
ServicesBuilding Science & Enclosure Consulting
Timothy A. Apisa, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager, Blacksburg Division Manager