The Tennessee Air National Guard hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 1 to commemorate the start of construction on a new installation for the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron. Elizabeth Eason Architecture is serving as LEED Consultant on the project.
The new installation, on the 6500 Block of Bonny Oakes Drive in Chattanooga, will be utilized to train airmen of the Tennessee Air National Guard. The 241st’s Air Force mission is “to accomplish the engineering, installation, reconstruction, and replacement of communications-computer systems, and air traffic control and landing systems.”
The $8-million facility will provide engineering, administrative, and training space for the 241st. This new facility will allow the 241st maximum utilization of space with better visibility to its community.
The goal is for the new facility to meet the United States Green Building Council’s designation of Silver within their LEED rating system for new construction.