To integrate, coordinate, and synchronize human resource functions, the Fort Knox Human Resource Center of Excellence complex will employ nearly 4,300 soldiers and civilians. The 883,180 square-foot complex, spanning over 104 acres and costing approximately $192 million, is the largest single building project in Fort Knox’s history and includes six interconnected buildings. The Kentucky-based project will consolidate the Army Human Resources Command and Accessions Command from Virginia, Indiana and Missouri.
As a requirement of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the Fort Knox project must achieve a LEED® Silver sustainable design certification. Various measures were taken and materials used to meet the environmental goals, including the use of 88,000 square feet of Classic Bronze Omega-Lite aluminum composite panels, manufactured by Laminators Incorporated. Omega-Lite panels contain a total of 70% total recycled which can contribute to achieving LEED points. The panels were installed by Abrams Architectural Products of Austell, GA, using Laminators’ 1-piece Tight-Fit Moldings installation system.
Other companies involved with the Fort Knox Human Resource Center of Excellence project include HNTB Corporation of Indianapolis, IN and Turner Universal of Huntsville, AL.