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Montgomery County Driver Training Facility
The project provides for the design of a Multi-Agency Driver Training Facility (DTF) located on the grounds of the County Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) including the reconstruction and construction of the existing driver training facility in order to conduct basic, advanced and specialized driver training and retraining on a regular basis for vehicle operators of various county agencies. These agencies include the Montgomery County Police Department, Department of Fire and Rescue Service, Division of Transit Services, Division of Highway Services and the Department of Liquor Control. The facility will provide a realistic city street network and a new Skill Pad (84,500 SF). The existing skid pan will be expanded to provide an area for training on skid avoidance, recovery and control techniques. The project includes a permanent classroom building (6,640 GSF) and 6 driving simulators. Redesign of the existing Stormwater Management (SWM) facility was necessary to accommodate the project and the expansion of the Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA) Academic Building Complex Project. The project cost is approximately $3.4 Million. The sister project is the PSTA , for which AMT is also providing civil design.
AMT'S ROLE: AMT was the prime consultant managing a team including Architects, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and independent cost estimators. In addition to providing overall project management, AMT provided all site design including stormwater management, sanitary and water connection plans in conformance with WSSC criteria.
What Makes this Project Unique? The DTF project is unique in that it is critical for Montgomery County to increase their driving training efforts in order to reduce their insurance claims. One of the most challenging aspects of the project is the replacement of the existing earthen dam, providing a new clay core to meet current SWM requirements, as well as managing the SWM based on 2000 criteria in limited space.
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