Calhoun Community College Robotics Training Facility
Status: Completed Phase I 2010; Phase II 2011; Phase III 2016
Project Awards: Alabama AIA Honor Award 2011; American School and University Outstanding Design Award 2011
The Calhoun Community College Robotics Technology Park is a three-phase project that includes training and education in robotic equipment, innovative manufacturing processes, and research and development spread across a campus of three new buildings. Phase I is an approximately 60,000 square-foot, two-story building including administrative offices, classrooms, lecture spaces, observation mezzanine, a welding and fabrication shop and associated support functions. The main plant floor contains a high bay open space for the eight robotic cells and an area for a robot manufacturing simulated production assembly line. Phase II is a development and testing facility geared towards private industry and military organizations. The main floor contains four sub-dividable, 22-foot high bays with four adjacent office suites with capacity to accommodate testing for anything from Mars Rovers for NASA, to unmanned Hummers and bomb-detecting tanks for the U.S. Military. The building design allows vehicles to drive from the test track through the high bay, into the office suites with the ability to restrict bay-access for tenants with proprietary technology. Phase III, completed in May of 2016, is a 50,000 sf training facility for paint and coatings training with a focus on robotic painting. It consists of two high-bay training spaces with supporting classrooms and conference rooms. GMC performed Geotechnical & Construction Services for Phases I & II, and III.
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