A.M. Rizzo Electrical Contractors is proud to announce that ground was broken on April 18th 2017 for the new Civil Support Team Ready Building at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks CT. Rizzo Electric teamed up with Sealaska Constructors of Seattle, Washington at the start of the Proposal/Design/Budget phase back in February 2016 where the conceptual design was developed based on the Army National Guard specifications. Our team was chosen from 9 submittals to construct the project in August of 2016. Since then, Rizzo Electric has provided design and budget guidance to the team, allowing for a fully functional facility that will be constructed within the $10.1 million project budget.
When completed, the facility will support the training and preparedness of the Connecticut National Guard’s Civil Support Team. The 23,700-square foot facility provides the unit a long-term solution for housing equipment and vehicles, as well as dedicated office/administrative areas and communication rooms.
“This new facility provides the Civil Support Team with the capability to more effectively train for and respond with their highly-specialized set of skills,” said Maj. Gen. Thaddeus J. Martin, Adjunct General and Commander of the Connecticut National Guard. “This is yet another example of the Connecticut National Guard’s continuing efforts to provide its members with state-of-the-art facilities that support training and readiness for our federal and state missions.”
The 14th CST is a highly-specialized unit dedicated to providing support to civilian authorities when chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high explosive threats exist domestically. The unit consists of 22 members of both the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard.
This is the first CST Ready Project designed specifically for their mission. Based on the success of this project the National Guard projects many others could be constructed over the next few years. There are 57 Civil Support Team Units throughout the country. Construction is scheduled to be completed April of 2018.