On August 29th, BRPH, an international architecture and engineering firm, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Aerospace Structures Complex in partnership with Dynetics.
The complex will have three buildings under development – Test Stand 1, Test Control Center and the Hardware Integration Facility, and will bring North Alabama the capabilities to support the development and testing of large aerospace structures. BRPH was awarded the design of Test Stand 1 earlier this year. While the design was ongoing, the company also enlisted BRPH to assist in identifying future uses and facility needs to support the direction and goals of the company through Design Thinking workshops and master planning efforts.
Representing BRPH at the event were Roger Collier, Josh Meharg, Bill Keller, Keri Paxton, Marti Watts, Tiffany Jordan and Richard Pruss.
BRPH Vice President and Director of Aerospace, Rich Pruss said, “It’s an honor to join Dynetics in today’s groundbreaking ceremony. This celebration has been a longtime coming and we look forward to continuing to work with Dynetics as we both expand our presence in North Alabama.”
Dynetics will use the facility to build the NASA SLS Universal Stage Adapter and perform structural testing for the Department of Defense, NASA and commercial customers.
“Developing and testing these large structures are significant for Dynetics and the future of space exploration. This facility will add another capability to Alabama’s aerospace industry,” said David King, Dynetics chief executive officer.