Design and Fabrication
Fort Bragg, NC
Local production and fabrication of SACON components
Bullet trap design on range berm
Mr. Dick Hayford
JSOC – FM – P. O. Box 70239
Fort Bragg, NC. 28307
Project completed in 2000
Cost of Entire Project: $17,000
Work for which Terran was responsible: $12,000
- Military Installation of CRADA Developed SACON
- Custom Designs for Military Purposes
- Phase I Upgrade of Fort Bragg Ranges
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC), has developed several types of shock absorbing concrete (SACON). SACON was developed to reduce environmental impacts associated with small arms ranges including heavy metals accumulation, toxic air emissions, hazardous materials disposal, and soil erosion/cleanup. SACON also provides safety improvements by capturing rounds and reducing ricochets. SACON has been extensively field tested on a variety of Army ranges.
Through a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the ERDC, Terran has advanced the concept of SACON to an economical commercial product through development of design, formulation, fabrication and installation procedures. This has permitted widespread commercialization of the technology.
Scope of Work
Terran assisted Facility Management at Fort Bragg with the initial phase of the long-range replacement and upgrade of its training ranges with SACON. Terran custom designed SACON components associated with protecting the mechanical instrumentation of pop-up targets and liners for shoot-houses. SACON blocks were also designed for several bullet target traps.
Terran worked with Southeastern Concrete Products of Fayetteville to manufacture and deliver the SACON components locally. Fort Bragg Facility Management work crews were responsible for the actual installation of the SACON products.