AIT Barracks Complex Phase III – USACE, Fort Lee, Virginia

Knight Architects, Inc.

Services Provided:
Civil Engineering
Land Surveying

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MSA supported Knight Architects, Inc. to provide construction phase services for the last phase of the AIT Barracks Complex at Fort Lee. This project involves 600-person barracks/company operations facility (BCOF), 300-person BCOF, a 1,300-person dining facility, and three parking lots. The three buildings and parking facilities are sprinkled within 6 blocks of the campus, with some facilities adjacent to Phase 2 work currently under construction.

Construction documents and specifications were provided under an expedited schedule to meet bidding requirements. MSA worked closely with the Norfolk District to insure project deliverables were on time and accurate. The project included a separate utility coordination package to minimize utility conflicts. MSA also provided oversight of the design and deliverables, QA/QC for submittals, and coordination between privatized utility owners and other disciplines.

Approval from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was obtained for Stormwater and Erosion & Sediment Control prior to Ready to Advertise documents being issued by USACE.

MSA was asked to provide a complete design, construction documents, and specifications for the AIT Barracks, Phase 3 on an expedited schedule. Due to contracting issues, only 2 months were available for production. A “normal” duration would have been closer to approximately 6 months. Our dedicated Team provided the requested deliverables on time by utilizing all available resources effectively and efficiently, including multiple QAQC reviews to ensure deliverables were not only on time, but also provided a quality standard of care. Contract was advertised on time, with award date to be determined.

Quote from Owner: “Thank you sooo much for working to get this amendment out as scheduled. We have one more amendment that we will need to issue by 27 MAY. It was supposed to include the Utility Coordination drawings, but our Civil Designer was able to complete those drawings earlier than expected and they were included in amendment 3 we just issued (Thanks Matt!!).”

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