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Constructed for The City of Boston Police Department on Moon Island, in Quincy, Massachusetts; this 2 story 3,600 square foot modular building was fabricated off-site at a factory in Pennsylvania and shipped in 6 pieces 400 miles to Massachusetts, including over the Moon Island causeway. It only took one day to crane set all 6 modules and have the building dried in on the poured concrete foundation.
Located on the south side of Moon Island, the new custom building overlooks a breathtaking swath of the Quincy Bay with the rifle and pistol outdoor shooting range directly behind it. The building serves as the firearm and tactical training center for Boston PD and many other local police departments. Built as a type 2-B non-combustible steel and concrete structure, the highest quality materials were used to create this energy efficient and beautiful custom building. The rear of the building is clad with special sound dampening panels to absorb and diffuse sound reflection from gun fire. The large bullet resistant windows let in a ton of natural light, while also giving great views to training exercises and the surrounding bay. Inside, the building contains several offices, a kitchen with custom case work, an armory, locker rooms, fitness room, and a spacious classroom where officers prep for testing. A typical day at the firing range includes a cycle of 15-25 officers who use the facility, which is an integral part of maintaining a police force that is well trained to protect the citizens of the greater Boston area.
This building’s design complexity, upgrades, and location clearly demonstrates that there are practically no limits to the effectiveness of modular construction. With the sections being constructed off-site a building construction project schedule can realistically be accelerated by up to 50%, even while meeting the highest standards for safety and quality. Throughout the off-site construction process modular buildings undergo a series of rigorous and predetermined QC inspections, which gives them the same useful life you would expect from conventional construction. No matter the size or customize features, Vanguard Modular buildings are being built with one of the most advanced construction methods that exist today.
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