Thomas C. Peluso

Thomas C. Peluso

Boston, Massachusetts


Millitary Readiness Center

DESCRIPTION:  Southington Readiness Center renovations and additions for the Connecticut Army National Guard (Project Number: BI-Q-616)
CONTRACTORS:  Kronenberger & Sons and Borghesi Building
ARCHITECTS:  SEA Consultants
COST:  $5 million 

Readiness Center, Armory Additions and Renovation

CT DPW /CT Army National Guard (ARNG)


The Southington Armory required renovations and additions to accommodate a Smoke/Decontamination Company assigned to the CT Army National Guard. The program area included: offices, training, storage, dining, and kitchen facilities.

Project awards
Army SPiRiT Certification for Sustainability

Sustainable features: Deconstruction minimized waste by recycling demolition and construction waste, reusing on-site materials, and monitoring material use. Strict adherence to the applicable energy codes; analyzing alternatives to building insulation, HVAC, and lighting systems; and implementing natural ventilation, daylight, and other passive strategies considerably lowered the armory’s energy demand.

The scope of work consisted of a total renovation of the existing 17,269 square-foot Southington Readiness Center, originally built in 1976, and the addition of a new 9,100 square foot pre-engineered all-metal cold storage building.  Site work involved installing a new paved parking lot, a back-up generator, a pavilion roof for outside events, a new site security fencing system, and landscaping.

The Readiness Center interior renovations included a new assembly hall, classrooms, administrative offices, a large kitchen, locker rooms, and an exercise room.  The project also included a new roof, windows, and entrances, and new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The new cold storage building is a pre-engineered metal building on a reinforced concrete foundation.  It is designed for warehouse storage of military supplies.

The contractor for the Readiness Center renovations was Kronenberger & Sons Restoration, Inc. of Middletown.  The architect was SEA Consultants of Rocky Hill. The contractor for the cold storage building was Borghesi Building and Engineering of Torrington, and the architect was Butler Construction of Kansas City.

The Southington Readiness Center serves the Connecticut National Guard’s F Company, a forward support company that provides logistical support needed by the infantry to conduct its mission, including meals, transportation and vehicle maintenance.

The state Department of Public Works is responsible for the design and construction of major capital building projects (except highways and bridges) for most state agencies, leasing and acquisitions statewide, and facility management, maintenance and security of state buildings in the greater Hartford area.

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Status: Built
Location: Southington, CT, US