Fort Bliss Temporary Unit of Action Facility

Clark's technical expertise, excellent management skills, commitment to safety, positive attitude, and ability to work in unimaginable time frames to overcome the many challenges were key factors in fully satisfying the expectations of the Corps of Engineers, Fort Bliss, and the 4th Brigade of the Cavalry Division.
Christoper W. Martin, Colonel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, District Commander
Location: 
Fort Bliss, Texas
Client: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Contract Value: 
$171,000,000
Size: 
935,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2006
Sector: 

The $171 million Temporary Unit of Action Facility at Biggs Army Airfield in Fort Bliss, Texas, supported a brigade under the U.S. Army’s Modular Force transformation program. Clark successfully completed the turnover of all three phases of the construction eight months after construction began.

Fort Bliss is the home of the Air Defense Artillery Center of Excellence and is responsible for air defense artillery training of U.S. soldiers and various allied nation soldiers. It is also the home of the Seven Forces Command war-fighting units. The Fort Bliss Temporary Unit of Action Facility included 392 barracks, 13 laundry facilities, 20 storage buildings, 13 dayroom facilities and 65 administration buildings. In addition, Clark erected a 26,000 square-foot dining facility and five 10,000 square-foot tensioned fabric structures, which are used for combat vehicle maintenance.

Clark installed furniture throughout the facility. In the barracks, the dormitory-style bedroom furniture consisted of a bed, desk, night stand, bureau, and mirror. Office furniture included freestanding, movable desks, systems furniture, file cabinets, work benches, chairs, classroom tables, credenzas, and hutches. In addition, the team installed dining room tables and chairs in the dining facility.

Safety

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District recognized Clark for its safety record on the Temporary Unit of Action Facility project. The "Half Million Hour Club Member" award recognized that the project logged more than 500,000 exposure hours without a lost time accident. Clark also earned a "Zero Lost Time Award." 

Awards: 
Texas Construction Magazine - Best Infrastructure Project

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