National Police Training Center
Technologists, Inc. (Ti) designed and built a complete police training center for the Afghan National Police in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The 300,000 square-meter complex includes dozens of buildings and structures, roadways, and all infrastructure. It accommodates more than 500 faculty and 4,000 police cadets recruited from all across the country.
The National Training Center, valued at more than $100 million, was the largest single construction contract awarded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan, and was the largest USACE project completed outside the wire by any contractor.
Prior to construction, Ti performed a site survey, master planning, architectural-engineering design, and unexploded ordnance removal. Ti built more than 5.5 km of paved asphalt roads and an additional 11 km of aggregate roads, including those that provide access to the site, numerous service roads, and parking areas. Ti also built a canal to meet both security and flood control requirements. The dual purpose, concrete lined canal is six kilometers long, has a six-foot base, and is up to 20 feet wide.
Ti built headquarters and administration buildings, faculty and student barracks, classroom buildings, an auditorium, armories, dining facilities, warehouses, a medical clinic, vehicle maintenance facility, fire station, gymnasium, and a communications building.
Ti also designed and built a helipad, driving courses, fenced training ranges, shooting ranges, concrete bunkers, a parade field, athletic areas, and greenspace. Force-protection measures included masonry and stone perimeter walls, entry-control points, guard towers, guard houses, and a boundary lighting system. Finally, Ti installed a 5.12 MW diesel generator power plant and electrical distribution system, a water storage and distribution system, and a wastewater treatment plant and sewage system; and provided Operations and Maintenance (O&M) training to the end users of the new facility.