Water penetration testing at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

BDG was contracted by ECC as a third-party water penetration testing agency for the newly constructed skylight tower at the US Air Force Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) building in Colorado Springs, CO.

The CCLD is in optical alignment with the North Star – Polaris – which the Air Force Academy uses to symbolize its core values. SOM collaborated with an astronomer, Dr. Devin Della-Rose, to ensure Polaris would always be due north of the building at 39° altitude. A cadet seated inside the Honor Board Room will be precisely aligned with Polaris through an opening in the ceiling and the oculus at the top of the 105-ft-tall skylight, regardless of the season or time of day. 

Construction Manager – ECC