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June 14, 2012

Military Facility Clad In Fire-Resistant ALPOLIC Panels

Military Facility Clad In Fire-Resistant ALPOLIC Panels
Project:Armed Forces Reserve Center
Location:Farmingdale, New York
Fabricator/Installer:Kenneth J. Herman; Amityville, NY
Architect:QPK Design; Syracuse, NY
General Contractor:J. Kokolakis Contracting
Exterior Wall
Panel Manufacturer:
ALPOLIC
Products:4mm ALPOLIC®/fr; SMX Silver Metallic,
Medium Grey, Bone White
Amount of ALPOLIC Material Used:Approximately 75,000 square ft.
Completion:August 2010

Located on a 12.7 acre site in Farmingdale, New York stands the new four-story, approximately 200,000 square ft. Armed Forces Reserve Center. Designed for joint use by the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corp Reserve, and Navy Reserve, the AFRC is authorized to accommodate 1,775 enlisted personnel and 155 officers.

Recommended by the Base Re-Alignment and Closure Commission as a way to save money, consolidate, and improve conditions, the new state of the art facility allowed for the closing of five 50-year old armories and two out-of-date Reserve Centers. In order to properly prepare for missions, the Center is designed to meet each division’s administrative, training, and storage needs. Containing specialized workspaces for each unit, as well as common areas shared by all, the AFRC also features a 24,960 square ft. Field Maintenance Shop and two-story parking garage.

Additionally, as a means to meet stringent government standards, fabricators at Kenneth J. Herman employed the use of ALPOLIC®/fr panels. Necessary to comply with blast-resistant design requirements, as well as pass the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 Intermediate Multi-Story Fire Test, the AFRC features the fire-resistant ALPOLIC material on all sides of the exterior. Those who worked on the project also cited formability and low cost as benefits received from the use of ALPOLIC.

images and information © Kenneth J. Herman, Inc.

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