Environmental Assessment of Modifications to Building 1535 and Demolition of 3306 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
HDR ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION INC VIENNA VA
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The 89th Airlift Wing 89 A W of the United States Air Force USAF has proposed to modify Building 1535 and demolish Building 3306 at Andrews A1r Force Base AFB, Maryland. The Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative were assessed in the attached Environmental Assessment EA, which is hereby incorporated by reference. Andrews AFB is a USAF base under the Air Mobility Command and is the headquarters base to the 89 A W. The 89 A W provides logistical support for the President, Vice President, Cabinet members, and high-ranking U.S. and foreign government officials. Building 1535 was built in 1946 and is deteriorating rapidly. If current conditions continue, the facility will either deteriorate to a nearly unusable condition or require costly repair and maintenance costs with no tangible benefits to the USAF. Continued use of the substandard wing headquarters facility adversely affects the morale and productivity of over 1,200 assigned USAF and tenant personnel. In addition, Building 1535 is frequented by dignitaries and USAF senior staff who regularly attend conferences and other special events. The condition of the facility is less than professional and does not project the positive image of USAF. In addition, USAF force protection requirements are not currently being met and security of the building could be compromised, jeopardizing the protection of personnel who work and visit the facility. Building 3306 was built in 1963. It was constructed to incinerate waste and, due to a change in mission requirements, is no longer in use. Under the Proposed Action, the building would be demolished.
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety