The General Instruction Building at Davis-Monthan AFB is a highly secured educational instruction building designed and constructed for use for the HUMINT Training Unit. This unit focuses on Human Intelligence and because the contents of this program are highly secured, it was essential that the building be construction to embody this security as well. The construction site maintained strict security protocols throughout construction including a dedicated guard post particularly assigned to the SCIF area of the building.
The GIB facility was construction of concrete, Insulating Concrete Forming (ICF) walls, CMU walls, metal panels and a PVC Membrane roofing system. Desert landscape, low water consumption vegetation, and Low-E windows and storefronts add to the green building strategies implemented throughout construction.
Due to the high heat present in the Arizona desert, CTI employed strategic methods to meet the strict concrete requirements. In many cases, concrete pours were planned and accomplished overnight so that the concrete would stay below the specified temperature. Concrete would also have to be batched using tempered water and ice in many cases and poured while night time temperatures were at their lowest. The combination of these tactics allowed for all concrete placed to stay within the specified parameters.