Smith Detection Test Facility-Alcoa, Tennessee (2008)

BLOUNT CONTRACTORS, Inc. performed the site development and structural concrete work for this unique facility. Its purpose is for the testing and calibration of high-power x-ray equipment, to be installed at various border crossing locations for the inspection of containerized cargo shipments. The 24" thick concrete walls provide shielding against the powerful x-rays, so their jointing and detailing was quite critical.


Smiths Detection

3143 Regal Drive

Alcoa, TN 37701


Michael Brady, Inc.

299 N Weisgarber Road

Knoxville, TN 37919

General Contractor:

(By Owner)

Concrete and Engineering Construction Services