PROJECT COST: $87,176,614

Infantry Brigade Combat Team Complex 2 - UEPH Barracks
Photo: Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
Infantry Brigade Combat Team Complex 2 - UEPH Barracks

This is the second of two Fort Bliss complexes (see previous project) that will support an entire Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Like Complex 1, it consists of twelve buildings, each housing 120 Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel in El Paso.

The general contractor erected a mock-up barracks to provide a first glimpse of finishes as well as reduce the number of modifications while working on the actual project. The mock Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing module is constructed in stages ahead of the actual phase of construction in the field. The mock-up consists of one complete unit with a living/dining area and two bedrooms.

The entire design effort for both jobs - Complex 1 and 2 - was created in BIM, allowing close coordination among all design facets of the project. Clash detection is run between all design models to ensure items or areas of conflict are resolved prior to the start of construction.

Key Facts

Location: Fort Bliss
Construction Start Date: September 2009
Expected Completion Date: March 2011
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? Yes
Owner/Developer: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Fort Worth District, Fort Worth
General Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe, Ariz.
Architect, Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer: Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Phoenix, Ariz.
MEP Engineer: RMH Group, Lakewood, Colo.
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Schuck and Sons Inc., Glendale, Ariz.; Michael J. Wright Construction, Toms River, N.J.; Atlas Mechanical, San Diego, Calif.

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