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Land Port of Entry


Client: United States Customs and Border Protection | Location: Protection Mooers Forks, New York | Completion Date: 2012 | Services Provided: Architectural, Engineering (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical), Land Surveying

As part of the Design/Build team, Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors, PLLC (A&C) provided the Architectural, Engineering and Land surveying services for the construction of a 7,800 sf 2-story Land Port of Entry (LPOE) building for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service. The new building will replace the existing 1,100 sf building situated on the property. The project is designed to be the first LEED “Silver” certified Land Port of Entry upon completion.

The LPOE is designed and equipped to process both vehicular and pedestrian travelers into the United States. The main inbound lane will pass under a canopy attached to the main building, and has overhead doors that can be lowered to conduct secondary inspections as required. The first floor of the LPOE building contains a mix of public and CBP work areas separated by level 4 Bullet Resistance construction. The second floor contains support services for the CBP officers that include a fitness area, common living area, kitchen, bunk rooms and a full bathroom with shower. The building also contains a search room, interview room, two holding rooms and a secure storage room.

The Civil Engineering requirements for this project include 52,000 sf of parking areas, two incoming border security lanes, one outbound lane and 720 feet of county road closure. Utility design includes the design of well water supply, onsite wastewater treatment, private sewers and underground electric and communication service extensions.

Aubertine and Currier performed the initial topographic surveying and base mapping for the eleven acre site. The topographic survey included locating and mapping all pertinent physical features located on the property to include, lawn area, drives and parking lots, curb and gutter, ditches, culverts, sidewalks, roads, building (including finish floor), trees or edge of brush, fences, the various utilities and test hole and boring locations.

522 Bradley Street
Watertown, New York 13601


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