Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI) provided construction management and inspection (CM&I) services for the Charles B. “Butch” Troyer Training Academy, located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The $18.8 million project will aid in training current and future law enforcement officers through courses and other learning aids during the training academy process.
DFI assisted in coordination of project activities, while making the effort to maintain construction progress and sound environmental controls. In conjunction with Anne Arundel County’s Department of Public Works (DPW), DFI worked to maintain open communication and transparency to address needs that arose during the project process.
The project included the construction of three new buildings on the 26-acre property. The additions, which reside on 19 acres, consist of a 17,288-square-foot administration building, a 13,109-square-foot fitness building and an 18-by-30-foot water treatment building. A quarter mile long running track with a synthetic outdoor running surface was also constructed on the site. Additional site improvements included the demolition of older structures, earthwork and grading and paving, among other upgrades.
The construction of the academy, which was once utilized by the United States Army and was home to the Nike-Ajax Missile Site W-25, required the abatement and demolition of two underground missile silos, which were critical to national defense. While the first phase of the project is complete, there are plans to expand on the remaining acreage on the property.
In late 2019, the academy held its ribbon cutting ceremony, which included law enforcement, academy cadets and numerous county officials, among others who came to celebrate the event. For more information about the ceremony, please click on the WBAL-TV 11 News article: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/anne-arundel-county-police-open-new-police-academy-davidsonville-18-million/29700561.