Engineering Directorate

The Engineering Directorate consists of four divisions providing technical support to programs within the Huntsville Center as well as throughout the USACE enterprise. 

  • The Medical Facilities Mandatory Center of Expertise provides subject matter expertise for new construction, additions and alterations of hospitals, medical centers, health and dental clinics, veterinary facilities, support facilities, and biological and chemical defense research laboratories.
  • The Civil-Structures Division provides technical review and expertise in geosciences, site development, environmental, structural, architectural and interior design.
  • The Mechanical-Electrical Division contains the mechanical and electrical engineering expertise as well as branches supporting the Electronic Security and Utility Monitoring and Control programs.
  • The Systems-Cost Division provides support to Architect-Engineer contracts, construction and operations & maintenance programs, cost engineering, management of several automated systems for cost and construction management and control system cybersecurity expertise.


Engineering Directorate Photos

A technician prepares to go underground to inspect a tank at Kincheloe Air Force Base, a formerly used defense site in Kinross, Mich.
The Engineering Directorate develops design and construction policies, technical guidance, procedures, criteria, specifications and standards. The Center manages the project from initiation through 35 percent design.
Huntsville Center electrical engineer William Strong, kneeling, performs a Construction Compliance Inspection at a Qualification Training Range on Fort Irwin, Calif., in January. The Army has tasked the organization’s Range Training and Land Program to perform two mandatory inspections on new range construction before completion.
The $6.1 million Fort Bliss, Texas, Child Development Center opened in March 2013. Huntsville Center's Center of Standardization team provided standard design criteria, oversight, review and assistance for the project. One of eight Centers of Standardization for Army facilities, Huntsville Center COS is responsible for standardization of fitness centers, child development and youth activity centers, emergency service and fire stations and training and firing ranges, as well as urban assault courses.
John Nevels, a structural engineer with the Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville explains his role in the Explosives Safety Program to Mill Creek Elementary School sixth-grader Joey Crider during a STEAM event Nov. 10.