US Army Corps of Engineers
Savannah District

Design Branch

Design Branch is a full design service architectural/engineering Branch within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District’s Engineering Division.  Our mission is to provide reliable, responsive service, and quality products/services for the development of infrastructure projects in support of our national interest.  We have in-house highly qualified staff capable of providing all phases of design deliverables that result in a sustainable, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

We strive to provide quality products that meet the Customer’s expectations within the constraints of; established policies, fiscal limitations, laws, and code requirements.  All District projects are reviewed to ensure they are developed in a cost competitive manner for the Customer’s benefit of utilizing resources in an efficient and effective manner.  Design Branch is organized with the following Sections of expertise: Site Development, Architectural, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Data Management.  In addition, standardize Army facility designs assigned to the Savannah District are designed and managed by the Center of Standardization (CoS) Section.  

Experienced technical specialist prepare plans and solutions for all phases of the design development process.  Design products and services include; supportive technical analysis, technical specifications, consultations with other Districts, review and contract support for Architectural/Engineering (A/E) contracts, and technical assistance throughout construction and the operational life of the capital investment.

Standout Projects:

·         Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Maintenance Facility, Ft. Benning, GA

·         Basic Training Barrack Complex, Fort Jackson, SC

·         AIT Barracks Complex, Fort Gordon, GA

·         CIDC Facility, Hunter AAF, GA

·         SOF Training Command Facility, Fort Bragg, NC

·         SOF Advanced Skills Training Facility, Fort Bragg, NC

·         FEMA Disaster Relief and Recovery Missions


Point of Contact:
William K. Workman, AIA
Chief, Design Branch
Email:
william.k.workman@usace.army.mil 
Telephone: (912) 652-5000

Design Branch

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The United States Army Corps of Engineers- Savannah District has a full design service architectural/engineering Branch within the Engineering Division.  Our mission is to provide reliable, responsive service, and quality products/services for the development of infrastructure projects in support of our national interest.  We have in-house highly qualified staff capable of providing all phases of design deliverables that result in a sustainable, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

We strive to provide quality products that meet the Customer’s expectations within the constraints of; established policies, fiscal limitations, laws, and code requirements.  All District projects are reviewed to ensure they are developed in a cost competitive manner for the Customer’s benefit of utilizing resources in an efficient and effective manner.  Design Branch is organized with the following Sections of expertise: Site Development, Architectural, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Data Management.  In addition, standardize Army facility designs assigned to the Savannah District are designed and managed by the Center of Standardization (CoS) Section.  

Experienced technical specialist prepare plans and solutions for all phases of the design development process.  Design products and services include; supportive technical analysis, technical specifications, consultations with other Districts, review and contract support for Architectural/Engineering (A/E) contracts, and technical assistance throughout construction and the operational life of the capital investment.

Standout Projects:  

  • Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Maintenance Facility, Ft. Benning, GA
  • Basic Training Barrack Complex, Fort Jackson, SC
  • AIT Barracks Complex, Fort Gordon, GA
  • CIDC Facility, Hunter AAF, GA 
  • SOF Training Command Facility, Fort Bragg, NC 
  • SOF Advanced Skills Training Facility, Fort Bragg, NC
  • FEMA Disaster Relief and Recovery Missions    

Point of Contacts:
Mr. William K. Workman, AIA
Chief, Design Branch, 912-652-5000
Email: william.k.workman@usace.army.mil
Telephone: (912) 652-5000

The Architectural/Structural Section is responsible for full service design and support during construction for both Military and Civil Works projects. This sections responsibilities also include the review of designs performed by Architect Engineering firms.

Capabilities:

  • Lighting and Building Power Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Power Distribution System
  • Lightning and Cathodic Protection System
  • Solar Energy
  • Central Energy Plants
  • Heating and Cooling Distribution Systems
  • Gas Distribution
  • POL Storage, Distribution and Fueling System
  • Heating/Ventilation and AC System
  • Energy Monitoring and Control System
  • Energy Budget and Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Plumbing
  • Compressed Air

Special Programs:

  • Dam Safety Program – Periodic Inspection and Continuing Evaluation (PICES)
  • S.P.I.R.T Design Services
  • District Fire Protection Engineer on Staff
  • Directory (DX) for HVAC Controls
  • Member of USACE HVAC Controls Criteria Update Team for DDC
  • Member of USACE National Energy Team (CENET)
  • FEMA Support for Power Recovery
  • FEMA Support for Temporary Housing
  • Member of USACE CADD Committee (FAC)

Standout Projects:

  • New Savannah Bluff lock and Dam – Gate and Pier Rehabilitation
  • Fort Benning – Highway Bridge
  • Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake – Draft tube roof Extension
  • Ranger Barracks, Hunter AAF
  • SOF Medical Complex, Ft. Bragg, NC 

Point Of Contact:
J. Terry Dismukes, R.A.
Architectural/Structural Section Chief
Email – Terry.J.Dismukes@usace.army.mil  
Telephone – (912) 652 - 5544 

 

The philosophy for establishing standard designs throughout the Army is based on the idea that soldiers should have facilities with the same capabilities, features, and "look and feel" regardless of where they are stationed. But consistency isn't the only benefit. Standard design is proven to reduce project cost and shrink delivery time.

Across the Corps, specific districts are responsible for developing and maintaining design standards for Army facilities constructed throughout the continental U.S. Each CoS district serves as the technical and acquisition experts for a particular facility type. The Savannah District operates one of the largest CoS programs in Corps.

The Savannah District is the Center of Standardization (CoS) for the following facilities: 

  • Command & Control Facilities – including Division HQ, Corps HQ, Theater Army/Army Service Component Command HQ,
  • Army Command HQ, and Direct Reporting Unit HQ
  • Brigade Headquarters
  • Battalion Headquarters
  • Company Operations Facilities
  • Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities
  • Brigade Operations Complex
  • Air Force Weather Detachment/Squadron facilities for activities assigned to Army Installations

Savannah's Engineering Division uses in-house resources and state of the art tools, including Building Information Modeling (BIM) to develop CoS designs. The team works closely with other Corps districts and Architect Engineering (AE) firms in the private sector. By leveraging industry standards and best practices, and by creating a repository of designs adapted for application at different regions and installations around the country, we can minimize future re-design, improve the end product, and increase the efficiency of the overall construction process.

This approach, referred to as "adapt-build," results in more consistent solicitations via Request for Proposals (RFPs) from potential contractors, because it minimizes uncertainty about requirements for similar facilities from installation to installation.

Additionally, the process reduces lead time by as much as 30 percent, allowing the Corps to put more focus on construction and delivery and less time on design. In fact, in some cases, the Corps can turn a building over for occupancy within as few as 18 months of issuing a Notice to Proceed to the contractor.

Design Capabilities:

  • Develop and maintain design standards for assigned facilities worldwide
  • Responsible for construction acquisition of assigned facilities within CONUS (48 contiguous states)

Point of Contact:

Thomas R. Brockbank, P. E.
Chief, Center of Standardization (COS) Section
Email – Thomas.R.Brockbank@usace.army.mil  
Telephone – 912-652-5212

Electrical Mechanical Section Capabilities:

  • Full service design and support during construction for both Military and Civil works projects
  • O&M scope and design
  • Design-Build scope and review
  • Review of designs performed by Architect Engineering Firms
  • FEMA support for disaster relief and recovery

Special Programs:

  • Bridge Inspection for Fort Jackson, Fort Benning, and Civil Works Projects
  • Dam Safety Program – Periodic Inspection and Continuing Evaluation (PICES)
  • Dam Inspections for both Civil Works and Military customers
  • Civil Works Instrumentation Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Force Protection for both Civil Works and Military projects
  • S.P.I.R.T Design Services
  • Corps of Engineers Inventory System (CEBIS)
  • Comprehensive Interior Design Services
  • Scale Model Building Services

Point Of Contact:
James A. Gatling, P.E.
Electrical/Mechanical Section Chief
Point of Contact Special Electrical Programs
Email– James.A.Gatling@usace.army.mil  
Telephone (912) 652-5715 

  • Civil/ Special Projects Design Capabilities
  • Full-service civil design and engineering support during construction for both Military and Civil Projects
  • Special Projects scope and review
  • Design-Build scope and review
  • Review of designs performed by Architect-Engineer firms
  • FEMA report for disaster relief and recovery

Special Programs:

  • Erosion Control Plans and Permits
  • Site Force Protection for Both Military and Civil Works projects
  • Access Control Point and Entry Control Point Design
  • Airfield Pavement Design and Airfield Layout

Standout Projects:

  • Miscellaneous Erosion Control Projects for Ft, Benning
  • Runway Expansion Lawson AAF, Ft. Benning
  • Mill/ Overlay Runway and Assault Landing Strip, Pope AFB
  • Access Control Points for Ft. Bragg and Ft Stewart

Point Of Contact:

Keith D. Burr, P.E.
Site Development and Special Projects Section Chief
Email: Keith.D.Burr@usace.army.mil 
Telephone: (912) 652-5323

 

Technical Specialties Branch

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The Engineering Technical Specialties Branch is responsible for providing administrative support for Engineering Division as well as specialty engineering services falling outside the scope of the Design, Geotechnical & HTRW, and Hydraulics and Hydrology branches within Engineering Division.

Capabilities:

Administrative Support Section - Provides liaison for all Personnel Actions/Issues; manages the Division Budget, Division Funds, Credit Card Program, the Central Project Files (Military, Civil Works and HTRW), and implements the Training Program as well as the District CP-18 Engineers & Scientist Career Intern Program.

Engineering Service Sections

    • AE Contract Management Section – Responsible for managing all Engineering Division actions related to AE contracts, including all military and civil works AE contracts for the following Savannah District divisions: Engineering, Operations, Planning and Real Estate Division. Specific capabilities include:
      - Administration and management of AE contracts
      - Liaison and coordination of designs between Architect-Engineers, Project Managers and Contracting Officers
      - Management of AE pre-selections, selections and ACASS processes
      - Installation support in selection of AE firms for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
      - AE Responsibility coordination
      - POC for visiting Architect-Engineers
      - Assemble bidder and successful bidder packages 
    • Technical Support Section – Responsible for managing the Cost Engineering and Value Engineering programs as well as supplying technical support. Specific capabilities include:
      - Consultation and preparation of cost estimates for military and civil works projects
      - Manage and execute the Value Management/Value Engineering program for Savannah. 
    • Master Planning Section – Responsible for managing the Military Master Planning program. Specific Master Planning capabilities:
      - Real Property Master Plans
      - Area Development Plans
      - Individual Project Site Planning and Alternative Siting Analyses
      - Installation Design Guides (IDG)
      - Air Force General Plans
      - Planning Charrettes and DD Form 1391 Development
      - Economic Analyses
      - Space Utilization Studies
      - Transportation Systems Studies
      - Installation Status Reports (ISR)
      - Funding        

Point of Contact:

Edward M. Krolikowski, R.A.
Chief, Engineering Technical Specialties Branch
Assistant Chief, Engineering Division
912-652-5688

Renee L. Atkins
Management Support Supervisor
912-652-5598

The A-E (Architect-Engineer) Contract Management Section is responsible for managing all Engineering Division actions relating to A-E contracts, including all military and civil works A-E contracts for Engineering Division, Operations Division, Planning Division and Real Estate Division. This section also is responsible for the assembly of bidder packages for construction contract advertisements.

Capabilities:

    • Administration and management of Architect-Engineer contracts
    • Liaison and coordination of designs between Architect-Engineers, Project Managers and Contracting Officers
    • Management of A-E pre-selections, selections and processes for CPARS
    • Support of Installations in selection of AE firms for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
    • AE Responsibility Coordination
    • POC for visiting Architect-Engineers
    • Assemble bidder and successful bidder packages

Contact:

Cleveland I. Harding, R.A. 
Section Chief
912-652-5556

 

 Capabilities:

    • Cost Engineering element and consultant for Savannah District
      - Prepares all cost estimates for military projects
      - Prepares cost estimates for civil works projects as requested by Wilmington and Charleston Districts
    • Support to Value Engineering studies, planning/programming charrettes and Architect-Engineer selections 

Value Engineering Capabilities:

  • Savannah Value Engineering Officer (VEO) manages the Value Management/Value Engineering Program
  • Use Savannah staff and Architect-Engineering IDIQ contracts allows for several studies to be conducted concurrently
  • Work closely with HQ USACE on developing VM/VE standards

Contact:
Hunter D. Lupton
Section Chief, Value Engineering Officer
Email - Hunter.D.Lupton@usace.army.mil  
Telephone: 912-652-5574

Geotechnical & HTRW Branch

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Capabilities:

  • Embankment investigations including instrumentation installation and instrumentation monitoring and maintenance.
  • State of the art in situ testing including piezoocone (CPTu), vane shear testing, and discrete direct-push undisturbed soil sampling.
  • Evaluation and design of concrete foundations on rock, grout curtains for dams, drainage systems for rock foundations, rock excavation, tunnels, channels, slopes, aggregate and riprap sources, and design earthquake studies.
  • Geological/Hydrogeological and other technical expertise during design and construction for civil, military, and HTRW programs.
  • Location and design of water wells, groundwater quality monitoring systems, and dewatering systems.
  • Groundwater sampling, analysis, and analytical data quality evaluation and reporting.
  • Planning and execution of in-house designs for remediation of HTRW sites.
  • Subsurface geological explorations and reporting for civil, military, and hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste (HTRW) programs as HTRW Design Center.

Point of Contact:
William McIntosh 
Geology/Hydrogeology & HTRW Design Section Chief
Email -  William.O.McIntosh@usace.army.mil
Telephone - (912) 652-5669

 

Capabilities:

  • Full service for Architect Engineering (AE) studies and designs for hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste (HTRW); including preparation of scopes of work (SOW), and cost estimates, and review of design documents and remediation activities.
  • Technical center of expertise for South Atlantic Division (SAD) and Districts.
  • Ordnance Removal Management and Support for SAD

Point of Contact:
Sherry McCumber
Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) Section Chief
Email - Sherry.McCumber@usace.army.mil
Telephone - (912) 652-5300

 

Capabilities:

  • Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering design in support of military, civil, and hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste (HTRW) programs.
  • Analysis and design of foundations for civil, military, and HTRW projects, including foundation report preparation.
  • Slopes protection design.
  • Dam safety inspections and training.
  • Inspection and evaluation and design or remedial measures for dams.
  • QA materials lab inspections, field support, and materials testing. (Environmental & Materials Unit)

Point of Contact:
Steven M. Bath 
Soils Section Chief
Steven.M.Bath@usace.army.mil
Telephone - (912) 652-5464

Hydrology & Hydraulics

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based data system that stores non-graphical data (facility numbers, road
names) and graphical data (building footprints, road networks). All GIS data is spatially geo-referenced, meaning that it is tied to a precise location on the surface of the earth.

Since GIS is an integral part of the Master Plan concept, services augmenting the
installation master plans include Baseline GIS, drawing conversions, providing multiple GIS platforms, Implementation Plans, GPS Field Surveys, Aerial photography, WEB enabled GIS, GIS maintenance, and custom tools (such as the Spatial Data Retrieval System).

Savannah District GIS Capabilities:
•Baseline GIS
•Drawing Conversion
- Raster to Vector
- Raw CADD to GIS
•Coordinate Conversion
•Multiple GIS Platforms
- ArcGIS
- Microstation Geographics
- Bentley Map
•GPS Field Survey
•Aerial Photography
•WEB Enabled GIS
- ArcIMS
- ArcGIS Server
•GIS Maintenance
•Custom Tools
- Spatial Data Retrieval System (SDRS)
- TreeView
- Impact Analysis Tool
- Facility Assessment Tool
•Visual Basic Application
•Utility Studies

GIS Point of Contact: 
 
James Jacaruso
Section Chief 
Email - James.D.Jacaruso@usace.army.mil

Contact Us

Attn: Engineering Division (EN)
US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
100 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-652-5703/5927
Email: CESAS-EN@usace.army.mil