Fort Carson - Warrior in Transition Barracks

Owner:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

General Contractor:

Mortenson Construction

Engineer:

RMH

Architects:

TranSystems

Project Duration:

The barracks provide 160 beds in either 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartments or 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments in a 96,400 square foot, four-story building.  The site is adjacent to the Evans Army Hospital and in a campus of WTU buildings. The facility also complies with Fort Caron's sustainability goals. It uses geothermal heating and cooling systems and a solar array to help provide electricity. LED lights ring the exterior. Officials designed the building to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, which is a nationally recognized standard for high-performance green buildings.

This project was awarded as a lump sum design-build contract based on limiting bridging documents issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Project award and design commencement occurred in May 2010. Construction began in August 2010, and was substantially completed in September 2011, a full 10 weeks ahead of the government’s schedule.