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Consolidated Communications Facility (COCOM)

MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

The Consolidated Communications Facility (COCOM) is a modern efficient and appropriately sized facility that houses telephone, data circuit, and networking system components directly supporting the 6th Air Refueling Wing and its mission partners. Demolition of an existing building was necessary to make room for the new COCOM Facility. Along with the design of the two-story, 29,984 SF building, the renovation of two additional facilities was required to relocate Family Support Center activities and outlying Squadron Communication Functions. The COCOM complies with Department of Defense (DoD) Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ST/FP) requirements per Unified Facilities Criteria.

MacDill Air Force Base is in a Hurricane Prone Region as defined in ASCE 7-05. In order to protect the second-floor data equipment in the event of a hurricane, the roof system was also a concrete composite slab and beam system.