Francis MarionA new federal project is nearing completion in Huger, South Carolina. The new Francis Marion Ranger Station is being constructed as a part of an IDIQ contract agreement with Edifice and ENVIRO AgScience, Inc., a small business located in Columbia, South Carolina. Project architect for the Station is Moma Architecture of Marietta, Georgia.

The new Ranger Station, managed by the US Forest Service, will serve as the only Ranger Station for the Francis Marion District. The 9,700 square foot ranger’s office will contain open office workspaces, meeting rooms and a visitor reception suitable for public access.

The Francis Marion National Forest is comprised of over 250,000 acres of well-managed forest including plentiful wildlife and natural resources drawing people with diverse interests.  This office will serve as a home office for employees and will be a hub in managing the public national forest and surrounding grasslands.  Among other functions, the office will support such endeavors as wild land fire training, natural hazards, camping & trail safety, water safety, hunting safety and many other safety concerns.

The project is LEED Gold certified, incorporating sustainable measures such as daylight sensors, an indoor air quality program, the use of regional materials, and the installation of Geothermal wells.

The project is scheduled to complete in September 2011.

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