One of the United State’s most combat ready and active military installations, Fort Bragg is constructing a first-class construction project, which is considered as one of the “greenest” and largest construction project in North Carolina in the 21st century.
The construction project will be the joint headquarters for U.S. Army Reserve Command and Forces Command. It is also the state’s second largest underway construction project in both value and size.
According to an Illinois-based company that keeps tracks on projects in the country, Reed Construction Data Services, the 600,000-square-foot building’s estimated value is $302 million. Caterpillar Inc’s under construction plant would be the only bigger construction project aside from Fort Bragg’s, which have an estimated value of $425 million.
The combined head quarters is designed with sustainability features. The construction plan’s layout features green innovation that could pass for LEED Silver certification. A third party confirms that the construction project’s building meets Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design standards for its energy-efficient features.
According to Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM spokesman, there have been a lot of efforts and hard works to make the new building as energy efficient and environment friendly as possible.
When the new headquarters receives is LEED certificate, it would be North Carolina’s fifth-largest green building, according to the United State’s Green Building Council.
Builders for the construction project said that they are 86 percent complete, but expected completion date is going to be on June 21, 2010. About 2,800 people will be working in the combined headquarters.
In 2013, all new construction project and buildings on military installations have to be LEED Silver certified.