Terrorist Analytics Center Rollout
“TEDAC has a crucial role in America’s war on terror, and the addition of these state-of-the-art facilities will strengthen the organization’s ability to carry out its duties effectively,” said Turner Southeast Federal Account Manager Tyce Hudson.
Turner Construction Co. recently completed three new facilities for the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center on the Redstone Arsenal campus in Huntsville.
TEDAC is a multi-agency center that analyzes improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from around the world. The devices often yield actionable intelligence and reveal associations among the groups that make them.
The new facilities include a 28,500-square-foot collaboration center, which will house an electronics lab and a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, in addition to administrative office space. A 700-square-foot, single-level visitor screening facility will be used to issue badges for campus access. A 28,000-square-foot repository will store forensic evidence after it’s been analyzed. The repository will also include space for file storage, offices and a café for campus employees.
Redstone Arsenal is also home to the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) National Center for Explosives Training and Research, and the recently constructed laboratory at TEDAC headquarters.
Turner’s Huntsville office, which worked on the project with a design team from multinational engineering firm AECOM, has been in operation since 1955.