A $112-million, design-build project adds two buildings at the Army Logistics University, which will enable the military to consolidate graduate-level logistics education at Fort Lee in Virginia as part of the Base Realignment and Closure program.

Combat Service Support Center, Fort Lee, Va.
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Balfour Beatty Construction of Fairfax, Va., built a three-story, 48,876-sq-ft Simulation Building for sophisticated computer simulations and a four-story, 348,511-sq-ft Education Building with classrooms, a large multipurpose room and a library. Both buildings feature raised-access flooring to accommodate future technologies, secured and unsecured computer networks, a videoconferencing system and blast-resistant materials.

Key Players

Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, Va.
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction, Fairfax, Va.
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), Washington, D.C.
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Structural Engineer: Hankins and Anderson, Glen Allen, Va.
Mechanical design-assist subcontractor: ColonialWebb Contractors, Richmond, Va.
Electrical design-assist subcontractor: Truland Systems, Reston, Va.

LEED silver certification is pending. Green features include low-VOC materials, recycled and regional materials, Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, low-flow plumbing fixtures and a reflective roofing membrane. Balfour Beatty recycled 75% of construction waste.

The team completed the project within 22 months, in April, with no lost-time accidents.