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PROJECT PROFILE Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center Location: Fort Bliss, Texas Challenge When Alutiiq International Solutions prepared to build a new exercise facility at Fort Bliss that would be open to soldiers and civilians alike, it faced a number of tall orders. The $22 million, 96,000-square-foot project required the installation...

PROJECT PROFILE New York City Beach Facilities Location: New York, New York Challenge After Superstorm Sandy devastated New York’s 14 miles of beaches in fall 2012, America’s largest city faced the challenge of quickly rebuilding the infrastructure that serves as a hub for thousands of New Yorkers every summer — and...

PROJECT PROFILE Barracks 12000 Location: Fort Jackson, South Carolina Challenge The United States Army contracted Balfour Beatty to manage the renovation of six Basic Combat Training complexes at Fort Jackson, SC, where soldiers take on a rigorous ten-week training program. The request for proposal had a number of design requirements that...

PROJECT PROFILE Kansas State House Location: Topeka, KS Client: J.E. Dunn Construction Challenge It took construction crews 37 years to complete the Kansas State Capitol building after ground broke on the project in the 1860s. That glacial pace was due in large part to the detailed finishes that had to be...

PROJECT PROFILE Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing Location: Fort Richardson, AK Client: Watterson Construction Company Challenge Building new barracks in Alaska requires all of the attention to detail of a normal project plus consideration of extreme weather conditions — both in terms of supplying products that can stand up to the...

PROJECT PROFILE Wounded Warrior Sanctuary Lodge Client: Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. Location: Bethesda, MA Challenge Contractor Tetra Tech was hired to produce a new multi-story building that would feature 200 high-quality living quarters for wounded military personnel as they made their recovery. The site featured compact apartments that were often right...

PROJECT PROFILE Officer Training Command Quarters Location: Newport, RI Client: Absher Construction Company Challenge Military projects often require contractors to address a number of out-of-the-ordinary specifications, and the new 116-module Officer Training Command Quarters at Naval Station Newport was no exception. Not only did the project bring together several disparate players...

PROJECT PROFILE Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Challenge The Department of Defense’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) directives ordered the consolidation of all medical technical training facilities for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force into a single base at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Not only was...

PROJECT PROFILE Join Strike Fighter Facility Location: Yuma, AZ Client: Sundt Construction, Inc. Challenge The F-35B Joint Strike Fighter is one of the most elite performance aircraft in the world. So when the Marine Corps needed a new facility to provide six full-mission and six deployable-mission flight simulators for the...

PROJECT PROFILE Defense Media Activity Building Client: Hensel Phelps Construction Co. Location: Fort Meade, MD Challenge When the military released its Defense Realignment and Base Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendations in 2005, the Department of Defense sprung into action to consolidate its far-flung media production operations into a single facility. As...