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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Awards Barracks Projects in North Carolina

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS110608-22

By Tom Kreidel, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic awarded three contracts for the design and construction of three separate Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) projects at a Marine Corps facilities in North Carolina, June 3.

The three BEQs, located at the French Creek and Camp Johnson sections of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will be designed as energy efficient Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings.

"I am very excited to get started on this project," said Abdelkader Labidi, from NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic's North Carolina Integrated Product Team. "These projects will reflect a shift in design philosophy to more resemble a campus dormitory than an old fashioned 'barracks', while still catering to the unique needs of the war fighter."

Labidi will serve as the project manager for the Camp Johnson project. He says the goal is for the project to be certified LEED Gold, and that it will conform to all anti-terrorism/force protection standards. The project, will have two 85 room buildings that will house 340 Marines and according to Labidi, the building's design will reflect the nearby historic district.

The French Creek BEQ design and construction project will be for a pair of multi-story, 100-room buildings. The facility will feature staging and drying areas for field equipment and quality-of-life features such as basketball courts and picnic and barbecue areas.

Both Camp Lejeune projects were awarded to Andale Construction, Inc./Sundt 8A Mentor Protégé JV of Tempe, Ariz. Kisaq-RQ JV of Carlsbad, California is being awarded the Cherry Point BEQ contract for a 101-room facility. All three facilities will cost approximately $41 million each if all options are exercised. They are expected to be completed by the Summer of 2013.

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