Requirements Analysis for the ASA(ALT) Complex, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Tetra Tech performed a requirements analysis (RA) and produced an RA report for the development of a new, consolidated Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) Complex on a greenfield site at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
- Size: 1,9005,546 square feet of building and 300,000 square yards of parking and roadway
- Construction Cost: $478 million
- Client/Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District
- Completion Date: January 2019
The RA independently determined the facility needs by function and quantity using approved U.S. Army space and planning criteria while considering the mission requirements of 31 program executive officers (PEOs). The new administrative facility would enable the relocation of PEO offices and 7,264 personnel to a joint-use complex at Redstone Arsenal. The complex would be constructed in stages and the offices relocated based on need, functionality, required adjacencies, and economic feasibilities.
The PEO is the main stakeholder responsible for cost, schedule, and performance in a U.S. Department of Defense acquisition program and/or portfolio and may be responsible for a specific program or for an entire portfolio of similar programs. This RA identified organization-based requirements for the PEOs for Aviation and Missiles and Space, as well as a consolidation of several other installation PEOs. Currently, the PEO offices are dispersed across the arsenal, with eight existing leases and two pending leases for nearly $6 million in fees annually. This approach presents issues with capacity, communication, operational control, security, and cost.
During the planning charrette, the team provided an independent analysis to identify the objective mission-level requirements and recommend programming actions to fulfill the requirements supported by parametric cost estimates. Programming actions included a seven-stage plan for facility construction and office relocations. Each stage included the introduction of a new building to the site, along with associated road and pavement expansions.
The team’s complete planning services included development of project requirements; development of functional relationships and total project scope; a thorough site assessment, including identification of two historical areas and examination of utilities; evaluations and preparation of site layouts of six massing concepts, three of which were fleshed out into courses of action; detailed programming requirements for Phase 1 of the complex; a charrette out-brief; and preparation of draft and final RA reports containing recommendations for new construction of the complex to provide a modern, efficient complex that satisfies mission requirements while maximizing logistical efficiency and readiness.