By Joel Scanlon
The Georgia Army National Guard has awarded a contract to Burns & McDonnell to design and build three state-of-the-art readiness facilities. Under the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, the Atlanta office of Burns & McDonnell will provide design, arrangement and construction management services for the readiness centers that will be used by the Georgia Army National Guard.
All the three military readiness centers are being designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards.
Burns & McDonnell will develop a $20-million, 106,000-square-foot readiness facility in Cumming, Georgia. The Georgia Army National Guard will retain its 230th Support Company, 420th Signal Company and the 560th Battlefield Support Brigade in the new center. The facility will have multiple classrooms and a 246-seat auditorium, and have the capacity to accommodate readiness and training activities for almost 430 soldiers. The project is expected to be completed in early 2013.
In Macon, a $13.4-million, 56,000-square-foot facility will be built for the 48th Brigade Combat Team, 148th Brigade Support Battalion and a portion of the 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. The facility will feature an 82-seat auditorium, classrooms and command group areas to accommodate activities for up to 335 soldiers. It is slated to be completed in late 2013.
The third project, a $13.5-million, 62,000-square-foot center, will be developed in Atlanta for the Georgia Army National Guard’s several units. This facility will have administration offices, support space, classrooms and an assembly hall, as well as a military vehicle parking lot at a National Guard site located in Atlanta. It will be delivered in 2013.