Army Force Management School

Washington Square Associates provided the solutions for the classrooms and instructional compliance project for TRADOC accreditation process. 

BACKGROUND

Army Force Management School (AFMS) of Ft. Belvoir, VA is the Army’s centralized educational institution which provides Force Management education and training to both soldiers and civilians. The average student population is 3,500 students that pass through the halls of AFMS on an annual basis.

PROBLEM

 AFMS had the requirement of transition from lectured based large group or instructor centric now that the Army has moved to small group learning or learner centric. These changes required AFMS to redesign to facilitate these concepts for compliance.

SOLUTION

Washington Square Associates provided the solutions for the classrooms and instructional compliance project for TRADOC accreditation process included AR350-10 small group instruction and TR PAM 525-8-2, the U.S. Army Learning Concept 2015. In order to meet the above requirements the AFMS classrooms were required to be redesigned to facilitate these concepts, comply with current regulations, policies and guidelines to instruction. Team WSA provided all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and project management.   Project management provided a “turnkey solution” which included managing contractors for site preparation demolition, electrical wiring, raising flooring, new lighting with zone settings, new carpeting, painting, IT infrastructure, 87” SmartBoards installation, Student desktop computer monitoring, Smart technology desks with custom design to provide group interaction and flexibility with future classroom layouts.  Team WSA planned, designed and installed new technology that provided computer based training resources, distant learning infrastructure and a central repository of school programs and lessons.    

 

One key requirement of the school classroom renovation and compliance was to schedule all work and modifications without interrupting any training class schedules.  This was accomplished by providing a weekly project schedule coordinating the contractors to complete tasks and stay on timeline. The project management schedule included task assignments for each contractor and updating progress for the contracting officer.  Team WSA held weekly meetings with contractors and client to meet and exceed all the expectations. This method of communication and monitoring assured the project stayed on schedule, completed on time and within budget.

 

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