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Clark Builders Group Awarded Warriors in Transition Barracks Complex at Fort Belvoir

Community Will Serve Wounded Soldiers as They Transition Back to Service or Civilian Life
March 11, 2010

FORT BELVOIR, Va.—The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently selected Clark Design/Build as the general contractor for the new Warriors in Transition Barracks Complex at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir. Clark partnered with architect Torti Gallas and Partners on the $38 million project, which will transform a 240,000-square-foot site into an eco-friendly, accessible community that will meet the unique needs of wounded soldiers transitioning from medical facilities to full recovery.

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Fort Belvoir WIT Barracks

"We are excited to be involved in this project," said Keith Anderson, executive vice president of Clark Builders Group. "The opportunity to work with USACE to create a facility that our wounded warriors can call home during their recovery is extremely gratifying. We are truly humbled by the sacrifice of the dedicated men and women whom this community will serve."

The 194,400-square-foot residential facility will include two four-story buildings designed to achieve LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Far from traditional barracks, the planned community will feature a total of 144 upgraded two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Building modifications range from roll-in showers and accessible door hardware to noise-minimizing building envelopes designed to aid soldiers in their rehabilitation.

The buildings will be adjacent to the new Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) and Battalion Headquarters/Company Operations Facility (COF), also under development by USACE. Community spaces within the Warriors in Transition Barracks complex include multi-purpose rooms, covered shelters, picnic pavilions, and two miniature golf greens to afford soldiers an opportunity to entertain visitors. While these amenities are concentrated on the East end of the site, the West end focuses on restful recovery with healing gardens-outdoor living spaces designed for quiet relaxation. The wood-framed project calls for slab-on-grade concrete, standing seam metal roofing, brick exteriors, hydraulic elevators, water-source heat pumps, and cooling towers that will meet strict energy-saving standards.

The Fort Belvoir project will help to fulfill USACE's long-term need for modern and secure military personnel housing. When complete, the complex will meet the Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. The complex is part of the Northeast Region Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), a program that allows the military to invite qualified offerors to compete for design/build contracts.

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About Clark Builders Group

As the fourth largest multifamily builder in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 50,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com.