Stout Field

Client: Indiana National Guard

Project: Joint Force Headquarters Add./Alt. Stout Field

Budget: $5,000,000.00

Completed:  March 2015

Details: Indiana National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters two-level addition and remodel consolidates the operations of several Joint Force divisions.

This facility assumes operational control of all assigned military units ordered to support contingency operations, and coordinates situational awareness and resource requirements with combatant commanders. It is also responsible for providing situational awareness and common operating picture information to national level headquarters before and during contingency operations. In addition, it is responsible for providing joint reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of all inbound forces. The Indiana National Guard is a joint-force organization with 65 Army National Guard installations around the state. As of January 2015, the combined force numbers are approximately 14,160. The Joint Forces Headquarters is located at Stout Field on the west side of Indianapolis.

This project was a crucial resource to provide the highest quality of the National Guards day to day operations both locally and worldwide. The architecture combined both the conservation of historical appearance required by the National Guard along with state of architecture and engineering. An average of 20 electricians were employed on this project alone for nearly 18 months.

The overall electrical scope consisted of a new 3,000 amp, 2,000amp, and a 1,600 amp service and over 100 panels to provide power throughout the facility. A 1,000 kw generator was installed for all the emergency egress lighting, critical Network Operations Center power, and several classified areas that must maintain power at all times. A complex lighting control and dimming system was installed to provide both highly controllable lighting options along with maximizing energy efficiency throughout the offices, conference rooms, band rehearsal hall, auditorium, Joint Operations Center, and site.