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Posted 7/27/2012

Release no. 2012-L-027

Carlos Lazo

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $22.6 million contract July 26 to Big-D Construction of Salt Lake City for the design and construction of an addition to the Life Science Test facility at Dugway Proving Grounds, located in Tooele County, Utah.

Construction of the 41,200-square-foot addition is scheduled to begin in spring 2013, and reach completion in May 2015. The facility will be built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

The installation is known for the defensive, developmental and operational testing and training in chemical and biological warfare in areas of protection, detection and decontamination. The addition to the facility will add test, research, design, analysis and administrative areas.

“The facility will aid Dugway in accomplishing its mission,” said project manager Dave Simpson, “and will be built following environmentally-friendly standards.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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