Relocating the Army’s First Armored Division

In a massive effort to move the First Armored Division from Kentucky to Fort Benning, Bergelectric was brought on board by the ClarkCaddell Joint Venture for this Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) with the Savannah District US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the fast-track delivery of barracks, battalion headquarters and dining facilities to support operational readiness.

Twenty, two-story buildings were installed and now provide one million-s.f. of new billeting space for military personnel at Fort Benning. Due to the duplicative nature of the twenty buildings, Bergelectric relied heavily on its BIM and prefabrication departments to maintain the fast-tracked schedule.

The Bergelectric prefabrication department assembled many of the components required for the electrical installation for shipment to the two sites, which ultimately led to: Minimal crew sizes, consistency from building to building, quality assurance, fulfillment of the requirement of concurrent construction of four barracks built simultaneously.

Bergelectric crews installed complete electrical, tel-data, fire alarm, mass notification and intrusion-detection systems in each of the barracks, which is also tied to the base’s central communications.

As an important contributor to the preconstruction phase of the design-build effort, Bergelectric was actively involved in the development of creative cost savings, as well as specifications that combine code compliance with best practices. Bergelectric worked as an integral part of the design team in the preparation of the scope of work and final plans for the housing facilities. This not only helped deliver the project on schedule, but also provided a solid foundation for the USACE to confidently present Fort Benning as a prototype for future barracks projects.

Size
20 Multi-Story Barracks Facilities
20 Weapons Storage Vaults

Electrical Construction Cost
$25 Million

Duration
November 2007 – January 2010

Delivery Method
Design Build

Other Team Members
Clark/Caddell Joint Venture
LS3P Associates Architects
Newcomb & Boyd

Berg Regional Office
Orlando

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