PROJECT COST: $70 million

U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School
U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School

Key Facts: Location: Fort Lee, Va.
Owner: US Army Engineer District, Norfolk District
Design-Build Contractor: W.M. Jordan Co., Newport News, Va.
Architect: Wiley|Wilson, Richmond, Va.
Start Date: October 2009
Completion Date: 2011

The new U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School at Fort Lee, Va., will house 600 military personnel and 300 civilians when complete in 2011. The work is part of a Base Realignment and Closure program that resulted in $1.2 billion in construction at the base.

Design-build contractor W.M. Jordan Co. of Newport News, Va., broke ground on the $70-million Central Campus 2 project in October. The company is building four multistory structures with classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices and single-story high-bay areas for equipment repair training, a rear educational support classroom, restrooms and storage areas.

Architects Wiley|Wilson of Richmond, Va., used building information modeling and will update the models with operations and maintenance data. The team aims for LEED-Silver certification.