US Department of Defense

Conversion of a military intelligence building

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has the task of controlling the US Armed Forces and is equipped with several buildings dedicated to intelligence, in Italy too.

In 2018 it was decided to convert a building previously used as secretarial offices into a control center equipped with advanced integrated security systems for strategic industrial infrastructures.

The United States Department of Defense requires strict standards for each military building in order to consider the mas qualified.




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The electrical, thermo-hydraulic and ventilation systems were completely redesigned and rebuilt.
With the aim of improving energy consumption, in electrical systems some strategies have been adopted such as switches with presence detectors, monitoring management software and LED lamps.
The thermo-hydraulic systems dedicated to the conduction of drinking water, the production of hot water for hygienic-sanitary use and the regulation of the internal temperature of the rooms, have been designed considering the most modern solutions for the reduction of energy consumption, for a lower environmental impact and for cost containment. The systems have been designed to guarantee a fixed and controlled temperature in all environments, guaranteeing maximum efficiency of the instrumentation and comfort for the staff.

In the new fire-fighting, detection and extinguishing systems, maximum efficiency and safety have been researched, as well as a careful technical differentiation according to the type of areas and materials to be protected.
Moreover, the security and video surveillance systems have been designed on the specific needs of the customer respecting the highest quality standards.
Finally, the telecommunication systems were created by seeking the maximum connection and data exchange speed to make communication between Italy and the United States almost instantaneous.

The client requested the execution of the works in 13 months, from May 2018 to June 2019, with solutions capable of maintaining partial operation of the existing buildings without having to interrupt the activities.