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Project Owner’s Name/Address:

Pine Country Education Center

P.O. Box 995

Minden, LA  71258


Project Manager’s Name:

R.O. Machen, Jr., Acting Director


Completion Date:  Fall 2006


Estimated Cost:   $2M

Work for which Firm was  responsible:   100%

Camp Minden, LA

Pine Country Education Center is a fire and emergency training academy.  Ballard designed this 20+ acre site at the inactive Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant which includes a 6,000 s.f. classroom building, a 25,000 s.f. indoor training facility, drafting pond, fire training tower, pavilion, burn prop areas and the related infrastructure improvements.  The facility is designed to accommodate up to 150 students per session.  To construct the facilities required with available funds, Ballard worked with the Owner to renovate existing structures where practical.  Also, a major portion of the sitework (approx. $1M) was performed with donated labor from the National Guard and the local Police Jury.  As a result, a project that was originally budgeted at $5M was built for just under $2M.

Pine Country Education CenterPine Country Education Center

1001 Bayou Place

Alexandria, LA 71303

Ph (318) 445-6571

F (318) 448-0257

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