Smith Midland Corp. of Midland, Va., recently sold its first building under the company’s new General Services Administration contract. The Federal Bureau
Smith Midland Corp. of Midland, Va., recently sold its first building under the company’s new General Services Administration contract. The Federal Bureau of Investigation purchased its fourth Easi-Span building for use at the FBI Academy located on Quantico Marine Base in Virginia.
The FBI needed a structure to house and protect special equipment for the purpose of training agents in anti-terror and tactical response driving situations, says Smith Midland Territory Manager Wayne Smith, adding that the company’s previous relationship with the FBI helped secure the order, received late last year.
Installed in one day, the 40-ft. _ 50-ft. precast structure is 12 feet tall in one half, while the other half is 16 feet tall. Buildings are available in a range of sizes from 6 ft. _ 8 ft. to 40 ft. _ 170 ft. Custom designs and sizes can be specified for special construction needs. Easi-Set and Easi-Span structures meet the UL-752 bullet-resistance standard and wind loads up to 130 mph or up to 150 mph (custom). Rated at Seismic Zone 4, they are also fire resistant to a standard fire rating of 1.5 hours (additional protection is available in custom applications). The buildings are available with full A/C, electrical, plumbing and interior packages.
Suitable for a variety of applications, the structures serve as fiber-optic regeneration huts, switching stations, cellular phone sites, weather monitoring stations, military storage units, evidence and ammunition storage sites, pumping stations, water meter enclosures, emergency generator shelters, gate houses, irrigation system housing, food or bottle storage, restrooms, concession stands, sports dugouts, ticket booths, and general or HazMat storage buildings.