$245 million contract awarded for new Joint Operations Center at Fort Meade in Maryland

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Fort Meade, MD

Hensel Phelps, a well-established design-build construction firm located in Chantilly, VA, has received a $245 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a 242,000-square-foot, multi-story Joint Operations Center at Fort Meade in Maryland.

“The primary facility is a multi-level structure that includes a 24-hour, 7 days per week operations floor with a battle bridge, collaboration areas and other operations activities areas,” explains a contract award notice published on March 27.

The design-build project will include core and shell structure and foundations; elevator conveyance systems; electrical/mechanical service and distribution systems; fire protection alarm/suppression; information technology infrastructure; communications; and security system support infrastructure.

“The entire structure will be built to Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) standards,” the notice adds.

The Mid Atlantic District of Hensel Phelps has performed work at some of the most secure federal installations in the country and delivered a multitude of projects to the government that were designed and/or built to the most stringent of quality standards, explains the company’s Web site.

This experience includes:

  • A decade of superior performance at the Pentagon modernizing more than 4.5 million square feet of Wedges 2-5;
  • More than $1 billion worth of projects associated with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program;
  • Seven projects for the Smithsonian Institution encompassing $400 million, including the high-profile Steven F. Udvar Hazy National Air & Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, the world-class Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture / The Robert & Arlene Kogod Courtyard in Washington, DC and Asia Trail Phase 1 at the well-known National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.

This portfolio exceeds $5 billion and has yielded exceptional performance ratings from our owners.

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More information is available from Nancy Kebe-Robinson, a contract specialist with the Army Corps of Engineers, at 410-854-0737 or nancy.kebe-robinson@usace.army.mil