Washington, D.C. – Skanska USA announced today that its building business unit has signed a $30.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a complex for the United States Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) in Fort Meade, Maryland.
The project includes the demolition and construction of three new buildings located within the current AWG complex: the new 75,000 square foot headquarters building, a 2,700 square foot visitor control center (VCC) and a 7,000 square foot vehicle maintenance and fabrication facility. In addition, the U.S. Army has the option to select Skanska to construct a fourth building, a 15,000 square foot facility for the Department of Public Works (DPW), situated on a site approximately one mile away.
“At Skanska, we have extensive experience constructing military buildings and facilities, and are thrilled to be working with the U.S. Army to deliver a new state-of-the-art complex that will assist them in defending and protecting our nation,” said Bill Brennan, co-chief operating officer for Skanska USA Building’s Greater Washington D.C. office. “It’s always exciting to begin a new project, but to be able to work on something that will help advance the U.S. military’s operations on our homeland makes the project all the more rewarding.”
The project is currently underway, and is scheduled for completion in December 2015.
The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group provides Operational Advisory and Solution Development support globally to the Army and Joint Force Commanders to enhance Soldier survivability and combat effectiveness, and enable the defeat of current and emerging threats in support of Unified Land Operations.
Skanska has an extensive history performing complex federal construction projects, including the construction of courthouses, correctional facilities and city halls as well as the installation of high-tech security systems that these facilities require.
Notable projects in the Greater Washington D.C. region include an upgrade and beautification to the Lincoln Memorial East Plaza Barrier System, one of the nation’s most recognizable and visited monuments, for the National Park Service, and the design and construction of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 1.4 million square foot headquarters, near Washington, DC., for the General Services Administration (GSA).
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About Skanska USA
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development networks in the country, serving a broad range of industries including healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, transportation, power, energy, water/wastewater and commercial. Headquartered in New York with 39 offices across the country, Skanska USA employs approximately 9,400 employees committed to sustainable construction and development and an injury-free workplace. Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction, and Skanska USA Civil, which focuses on civil infrastructure, generated $4.9 billion in revenue in 2011, representing 28 percent of Skanska’s global construction revenues. Development units Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops office and multi-family projects in select U.S. markets, and Skanska Infrastructure Development Americas, which develops public-private partnerships, are both leaders in their selected markets. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.9 billion in 2011.