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Owner Harrisburg Area Community College
Project Location Harrisburg, PA
Partnership Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects
New Construction Budget $11,876,822
Square Footage All buildings at 100,000 SF
Engineering Disciplines Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Sustainable Design
Completion Date 2012
Awards & Certifications LEED Silver Registered

The 50,000 SF Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Training Complex relocated the existing Harrisburg Area Community College Law Enforcement Program, and allows for the future expansion of fire, EMS, healthcare and transportation disciplines.

Specialized features of the facility include a 150’ long 15-lane pistol range, and a 300’ long 10-lane rifle range, plus support spaces and storage. A masonry shell contains sound and spent rounds from the range. The mechanical system includes an energy recovery system with four levels of filtration, HEPA and carbon included. Special care was given to the velocity and direction of the airflow in the ranges to pull weapon discharge smoke and debris away from the shooters.

The building also incorporates classrooms and department offices.

The Sustainable Design (LEED) of the building incorporates durable materials with a high recycled content. These materials were locally manufactured, reducing cost and shipping distance to the site. The classroom component was designed as south facing to maximize daylighting. The dense core of the design plus the thermal-efficient roof and façade, support the high-efficiency mechanical system to reduce energy consumption.

Other projects included in the scope of Phase 1 construction within a Master Plan:

  • Repair and Expansion of the Fire Training Grounds
  • Repairs to the North Hall to allow fire, EMS, health and transportation programs to grow within the existing facility
  • Construction of a Campus Green to support outdoor physical fitness training and provide a sense of identity for the Complex.
  • Separate entrances for incoming public traffic and traffic to and from the Fire Training Grounds to ensure safety.
  • Relocation and Expansion of Parking Facilities.
  • Enhancement of the existing Capital Area Greenbelt that runs through the Complex.