SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $56.3 million design-build contract June 30 to Sundt Construction, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona for a barracks complex at the Presidio of Monterey.
The complex will be used primarily to house service members attending the POM's defense language institute in sustainable, modern living spaces comparable to living standards in the private sector. The complex also includes a dining facility and a general administration building.
"The increased number of beds provided to the Presidio will allow them to maintain a high volume of trainees taking part in the most recognized foreign language program in the world," said Corps program manager Capt. David McDonald. "As a design-build project, the contractor will work closely with installation stakeholders and Corps personnel to design an appropriate facility based on site limitations that meets the requirement of the Army."
Some of the Army's sustainability requirements for the complex, with construction targeted to begin spring of 2016, include rain water collection and solar hot water heating. This and other design components are expected to earn LEED Silver green building certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and measures green building design, construction, and operations and maintenance solutions.
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.
Release no. 15-026